The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC)


The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), formerly the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), is the nodal agency responsible for administering Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax Laws. It comes under the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance. The department is staffed by IRS and non-IRS officers. The IRS officers start their careers as Assistant Commissioners and within 20 - 25 years rise to the level of of Chief Commissioners, with a few senior officers becoming Members of CBIC and the senior most rising upto the Chairman.

Hierarchy of Officers under CBIC

Pay band, grade pay and mode of recruitment to each post under the CBIC is shown below:

Name of Post Pay Band (6th CPC) Grade Pay (6th CPC) Level (7th CPC) Recruitment
Chairman, CBIC 80,000/- (Fixed) Apex - 17 Deputation/ Absorption
Member, CBIC 80,000/- (Fixed) Apex - 17 Deputation/ Absorption
Principal Chief Commissioner/ Principal Director General 80,000/- (Fixed) Apex - 17 Promotion
Chief Commissioner/ Director General  75,500 - 80,000 (HAG+) - 16 Promotion
Principal Commissioner / Principal Additional Director General 67,000 - 79,000 (HAG) - 15 Promotion
Commissioner/ Additional Director General/ Joint Secretary PB 4 Rs. 10,000/- 14 Promotion
Additional Commissioner/ Additional Director/ Director PB 4 Rs. 8,700/- 13 Promotion
Joint Commissioner/ Joint Director/ Deputy Secretary/ Sr PPS PB 3 Rs. 7,600/- 12 Promotion
Deputy Commissioner/ Deputy Director/ Under Secretary/ PPS  PB 3 Rs. 6,600/- 11 Promotion
Assistant Commissioner/ Assistant Director / Chief Accounts Officer PB 3 Rs. 5,400/- 10 Direct/ Promotion
Superintendent/ Appraiser/ Senior Private Secretary/ Section Officer 
(4 Years Service)
PB 2 Rs. 5,400/- 9 Spl. Grade
Superintendent/ Appraiser/ Senior Private Secretary/ Section Officer PB 2 Rs. 4,800/- 8 Promotion
Inspector Central Excise/ Preventive Officer/ Examiner PB 2 Rs. 4,600/- 7 Direct/ Promotion
Chief Accounts Officer PB 3 Rs. 5,400/- 10 Promotion
Administrative Officer/ Personal Secretary PB 2 Rs. 4,600/- 7 Promotion
D.O.S. / Executive Assistant/ Stenographer Gr I PB 2 Rs. 4,200/- 6 Promotion
Tax Assistant/ Stenographer Gr II PB 1 Rs. 2,400/- 4 Direct/ Promotion
Lower Division Clerk PB 1 Rs. 1,900/- 2 Direct
Multi Tasking Staff PB 1 Rs. 1,800/- 1 Direct

PB 1 = Rs. 5,200/- - 20,200/-
PB 2 = Rs. 9,300/- - 34,800/-
PB 3 = Rs. 15,600/- - 39,100/-
PB 4 = Rs. 37,400/- - 67,000/-
HAG = Rs. 67,000/- - 79,000/-
All the posts carry the usual DA, HRA, TA, etc.

7th CPC Pay Matrix 

7th CPC Pay Matrix

Recruitment to the Posts under CBIC

Recruitment to the Group ‘A’ Posts (IRS) is through the Civil Services Examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) through a three-stage combined selection process (a preliminary and a main written examination followed by interview/personality test) common for all the Group ‘A’ posts (IAS, IFS, IPS, etc.) called the Civil Services Examination.

Recruitment to most of the Group ‘B’ service is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) through a three-stage selection process namely the Combined Graduate Level Examination. Minimum physical standards are also prescribed for each category of posts.

Group ‘C’ employees are also recruited by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) through separate competitive examinations conducted on an yearly basis.

Selection to Group ‘D’ posts were being done locally at the Commissionerate level. Sixth Central Pay Commission (SCPC) had recommended to stop this recruitment and to upgrade all the existing Group ‘D’ employees to Group ‘C’. This proposal has also been accepted by the Governemnt.