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F.No. A-12034/SSC/2/2011-Ad.III(B)

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Excise and Customs



New Delhi, the 2nd September, 2011



The Chief Commissioner of Central Excise,

Bangalore/ Bhubaneshwar/ Chandigarh/ Chennai/ Cochin/ Delhi/

Goa/ Hyderabad/ Jaipur/Kolkata/ Lucknow/ Mumbai-I/  Shillong/ Vadodara [By name]


The Chief Commissioner of Customs,

Chennai/ Cochin/Kolkata/ Mumbai-I [By name]




Subject: Allocation of Inspectors (Central Excise), Inspectors (Preventive Officers) and Inspectors (Examiners) recommended for appointment by the SSC on the basis of result of Combined Graduate Level (Main) Examination, 2010.



Sir/ Madam,


I am directed to say that on the basis of results of Combined Graduate Level (Main) Examination, 2010,  Staff Selection Commission (SSC) had initially recommended 880 candidates for appointment as Inspectors (Inspectors of Central Excise: 734, Preventive officers: 144 and Examiners: 02) under CBEC, as per the vacancies reported by the Department to the SSC.  However, the candidature of 13 candidates (Inspectors of Central Excise: 11 and Preventive Officers: 2) is still ‘provisional’.  Accordingly, total 867 candidates (Inspectors of Central Excise: 723, Preventive officers: 142 and Examiners: 02) are presently available for allocation to various cadres/ zones.     


2.         The allocation of candidates to various cadres has been made on ‘merit-cum-preference’ basis (i.e. candidates with higher merit/ rank had better chances of getting cadres of their preference), subject to availability of vacancies of relevant category in the various cadres.  In some Zones/ Cadres the  allocation of SC/ ST/ OBC candidates may be more than the reserved quota, due to the reason that some SC/ ST/ OBC candidates have also qualified on general standards or ‘own merit’. Such candidates have been indicated in the enclosed lists by asterisk (*) mark.  The DOP&T instructions have been followed while allocating cadres to such ‘own merit’ candidates and they are to be shown against ‘General’ category vacancies in the Roster.  The DOP&T instructions with reference to persons with disabilities have also been taken into consideration.  Each selected candidate was given an opportunity to indicate his/her options/ preferences.  Some candidates have not indicated any option/ preference.  In such cases, allocation has been made after taking into consideration the residential address of the candidate made available by the SSC and  the  merit/ rank of the candidate.  


While  majority of  the  candidates  have been allocated cadres within one of the options/ preferences indicated by them or close to their place of residence, the same has not been possible in some cases due to mis-match between the ‘places where vacancies exist’ and ‘places from where the candidates got selected/ places opted for by the candidate’.  


3.         The List of candidates allocated to your cadre/ zone is enclosed herewith.  The Dossiers of the allocated candidates containing their applications and other documents are being sent  to the respective Chief Commissioners.  The dossiers of some of the candidates have not yet been received.  The same will be sent as soon as they are received.  The matter is being followed up with the SSC offices constantly.    


4.         It may kindly be ensured that before the offers of appointment are issued, all necessary formalities/ requirements as per the laid down procedure are completed, including physical test, medical examination, verification of character and antecedents, verification of original certificates regarding date of birth, educational qualifications, caste certificate, disability certificate and any other relevant documents, etc. In case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/ Other Backward Classes, the original castes certificates issued by the competent authority should necessarily be checked before the offer of appointment is issued. It is reiterated that the appointing authority must satisfy itself fully regarding the eligibility of a candidate to hold the post before issuing the letter containing the offer of appointment.  If any discrepancy is found on any ground, the case may be referred to the Staff Selection Commission under intimation to the Board. 


5.         The Dossiers of the candidates who do not qualify in the physical test/ medical examination or do not fulfill other requirements may be returned to the Staff Selection Commission with a Certificate to that effect, under intimation to the Board.


6.         The offer of appointment should be sent only by Registered post. If the letters are returned by the postal authorities undelivered, the letters along with the envelopes containing remarks by the postal authorities should be retained for record purposes. In such cases, a copy of the offer of appointment should be sent to the permanent address of the candidates, if it is different from that of the initial mailing address. In case a candidate declines to accept the offer of appointment or fails to report for duty, or there is no response from him/her, even after issuance of a reminder through registered post, the offer of appointment should formally be cancelled and the candidate informed accordingly. The dossiers of candidates who decline to accept the offer and in those cases where the second letter is also returned undelivered, should be returned to the Staff Selection Commission under intimation to the Board, after placing therein a copy each of the letter containing the offer of appointment, subsequent reminder and the memorandum of the cancellation of offer of appointment.


7.         All Chief Commissioners concerned may kindly ensure that the candidates who accept the offer of appointment join their duties latest by 31.10.2011 and joining status report may be sent to the Board before 7.11.2011 positively.  Thereafter, the newly appointed Inspectors should undergo the mandatory training in RTIs concerned before they are given a regular posting.  It may please be noted that any request of the candidates for re-allocation of zone shall not be entertained by the Board.


8.         The receipt of this communication and its enclosures may kindly be acknowledged.


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List of allocated Inspectors (Preventive Officers)

List of allocated Inspectors (Examiners)

List of allocated Inspectors (Central Excise)

Yours faithfully,



(S.K. DEB)

Deputy  Secretary to the Govt. of India

Tele fax – 011-26162675