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    a) The primary function of the organization is to enforce Central Excise Act, 1944 and the Rules framed there under and to collect Central Excise duty.

    b) Besides, different kinds of Cesses, Additional duty of Excise, are also collected for the exchequer.

    c) Collection of duty is ensured by close monitoring of returns, preventive checks and periodical auditing.

    d) The Department also facilitates Export by sealing containers and packages under physical supervision.

    e) The Department has separate Legal wing to deal with Litigations in Court and Tribunals. High stake offenders are prosecuted.

    f) The functions are executed at the field level called Range Offices headed by Superintendents and assisted by Inspectors. The Range Officer reports to Divisional Officer who is of the Rank of Assistant Commissioner / Deputy Commissioner. The Divisional Officers report to Commissioners.

    g) Kolkata - I Commissionerate consists of 6 (six) Divisions and each Division consists of 6 (six) Ranges.

    h) At the Commissionerate level, the Principal Commissioner of Central Excise is assisted by Additional Commissioner, Joint Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner/Assistant Commissioner besides other Executive staff and Clerical Staff. All the Officers assisting the Commissioner are given clearly defined work areas. The Principal Commissioner reports to the Zonal Chief Commissioner, who is located at Kolkata.

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