Excise Inspector as the name itself indicates is an Officer who deals with the Excise duty related matters of the Central Board of Excise and Custom Taxes acronym of CBEC, a department of central government in India. Excise Inspectors as is one of the feared name among excise defaulters and smugglers. It is the responsibility of the Excise Inspectors to hunt for those defaulters and bring them to the notice of the department so that they can be compelled to pay their tax according to rules made by the department.
As excise and customs duty is one of the important source of the income that the government has to spend on the developmental works therefore it become important that the tax could be properly levied and collected so that the developmental works of the government could be continued un nterrupted.
But to do this work is not an easy task as some time they have to deal with high profile businessman having their godfather in some corrupt politicians and in administration. There fore this job is considered a tough job and this makes it a high profile carrier for and devoted young ones. But to discharge his duties one has to be very brave, hardworking, honest as well as tactful as he has to deal with so many high profile people that may use their influence in high echelons to save themselves and in turn prove the officer wrong or impartial.
To be an Excise Officer one has to undergo a selection process of written and Oral exams conducted by Staff Selection Commission so that only the competent few among so many aspirants could be selected
Eligibility required to become an Excise Inspector
1. Educational Qualification
To be eligible for becoming an Excise Inspector one should hold a Bachelor of any stream.
The candidate must have attained the age of 18 years on 1st July of the year of examination and must not have attained 27 years of age on that date.
The upper age limit will be relaxed by 3 years for OBC candidates and 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
The upper age limit is also relaxed in favor of certain categories of employees working under the Government of India and Defense Services Personnel.
To be an Excise Inspector one has to follow the below given steps:-
As a first step the aspirant has to procure the “Application Form” along with required information from the employment newspaper generally published in the month of April. sent the filled Application form to the regional centers as mentioned.
Note:- The notification for the examination with relevant details regarding rules and syllabus is published in the month of April in the 'Employment News' / 'Rozgar Samachar' , 'Gazette of India', and in some leading Newspapers of the country.
In the month of May or June the aspirants have to take the “Preliminary examinations” consisting of two papers. The papers are on:
|Subject||No. Of Question||Marks||Time|
|General Intelligence and General Awareness (Part A)
Note:- This exam is just a qualifying exam for the Final exam and scores obtained in this exam are not added to make the final result.
Those candidates who are declared qualified in the “Preliminary examination” are supposed to take the final exam.
Final examination will consists of two part. Part A will be of written examination and second Part B will be of Personality Test.
|General Studies||200 Marks||3Hr.|
|English||100 Marks||2Hrs. 20 Min.|
|Language||100Marks||2 Hrs. 20 Min|
|Communication Skill and writing||200 Marks||2 Hrs. 20 Min|
Once you are through the final stage is the interview. The aspirants are grilled in the interview to test their personality and mental ability. Then the final list of the successful candidates is prepared
An Excise Inspector gets the pay scale of Rs.6,500-Rs.10,500.The Government of India has fixed salary grades for its employees at various posts. Although they keep on changing with new pay commission.
Note:The above scales only provide an idea of the pay scales. Different branches of the service have different scales of pay. Even personnel of same branches may have different pay according to their area of posting and responsibility they are holding at a particular time.
In addition to the salary Excise Inspector receive various types of allowances such as Dearness Allowance, City compensatory Allowance, Leave Travel Allowance, Medical and subsidized housing.
Excise Inspector can go upto the rank of Excise Commissioner with time.