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F. No.296/07/2016-CX.9

Govt. of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

(Central Board of Excise and Customs)


            New Delhi, the 23rd February, 2016




          Please find enclosed a Press Release (Curtain Raiser) issued by Central Board of Excise and Customs [CBEC] with regard to the “Investiture Ceremony and Annual Central Excise Day-2016” to be held on 24th February, 2016 at Manekshaw Centre, Khyber Lines, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi-110 010.

You are requested to take necessary action in the matter.

      Encls: As above                                                                                                                                    Sd-


 Official Spokesperson


Phone No. 011- 2309 3667 

      Sh. D.S. Malik,

      ADG (M&C)

      Ministry of  Finance.

      North Block, New Delhi.




The Annual Investiture Ceremony for conferment of Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificates to officers of the Customs and Central Excise Department for – ‘Specially Distinguished Record of Service’ announced on the occasion of the Republic Day, 2015 and the Annual Central Excise Day Function shall be held on 24th February, 2016 at Manekshaw Centre, Khyber Lines, Delhi Cantonment.

Forty Officers of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax will be conferred with the Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificate for “Specially Distinguished Record of Service” and Twenty five officers will receive “Commendation Certificate” on the occasion of Central Excise Day 2016. Hon’ble Minister of Finance Shri. Arun Jaitley will be the Chief Guest and Hon’ble Minister of State of Finance Shri. Jayant Sinha shall be the Guest of Honour.