Thursday, November 19, 2009

A special interactive session with Mr. P.C Jha Ex-(Chairman & Special Secretary, IRS) and Dr. A.K Singh, IRS from the department of Customs & Central Excise

 Mr. P.C Jha, IRS and Ex-(Chairman & Special Secretary), Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC)
Dr. A.K Singh, IRS and Additional Director from Customs and Central Excise

Mr. P.C Jha delivering the talk to the MBA students

Mr. P.C Jha and Dr. A.K Singh, having an interactive session with the students of MBA
A special interactive session was organized at ABV-IIITM Gwalior, for the MBA students on 16th Nov. 2009 at SH2. The session was taken by Mr. P.C Jha, IRS and Ex-(Chairman & Special Secretary), Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC), Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He was accompanied by Dr. A.K Singh, IRS and Additional Director from Customs and Central Excise. Dr. A.K Singh has also done his PhD in the area of E-Governance from ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management(ABV-IIITM), Gwalior.
 The session started with Dr. A.K. Singh, who gave a presentation on I.T projects taken up by the department of Excise and Customs. The Central Board of Excise and Customs has been increasingly collecting more duty by the efficient use of I.T in tax assessment. One of the first project was the Sperry system in 1985.This brought transparency, accountability and improved assessment. Lot of projects like ICES, RMS, ACES etc followed soon. He also discussed about SERMON system for Excise Revenue and monitoring project. He too had given a brief explanation of:-
  1. Sermon website.
  2. ICES: - Indian customs EDI system which was started at air cargo complex in Delhi in 1994.
  3. ICE GATE:-Indian Custom Excise Gateway.
  4. RMS: -Risk Management System started in Mumbai in 2004.
  5. ITCP:- IT consolidation program.
  6. ACES:-  Automation of  Central Excise and Services.
  7. NIDB:- National Import Database.
  8. MONITOR: - Started by government in 2007.
The second session was taken by Mr. P.C. Jha, who was in CBEC department for the last 38 years. Initially he gave a brief description about CBEC. He cleared the difference between Direct and Indirect taxes. He too explained about functions of government related to security and welfare of the nation. This was followed by an interactive session with the students. Where he pointed out the fact that in terms of customs automation, India is among the top ten in the world. He also shed some light on the intellectual property rights. The topic of GST (Goods and services Tax) was discussed in depth. He also talked about how the suspicious balance sheets of the companies are checked in the special forensic labs. He talked about the important role of CVC (central vigilance commission) and Directorate of revenue intelligence etc. He discussed about RMS (Risk Management System) and importance of scanners for checking the containers. He also shared one of his experience related to WTO. After the session, while interacting with the students he talked about his love for creative spirit in the photography of nature. As an avid trekker, he talked about how he had undertaken trekking expeditions in the Himalayan Region. His favorites places which he had visited included  Harsil on the way to Gangotri, Valley of Flowers, forests of Bhutan, Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, Pokhara in Nepal, base camp of Mount Everest and Kashmir valley. In the evening he visited the famous Sun temple.

Correspondent : Chandan Kr. Singh and Anurag Mishra 

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