Customs Commissionerate, Pune was created in July 1997 consequent to the
trifurcation of the Commissionerate of Central Excise and Customs, Pune.
The Commissionerate which was under the jurisdiction of Customs
Mumbai-III Zone earlier has since come under the jurisdiction of Central
Excise & Customs Pune Zone with effect from 26th July 2007 .
The jurisdiction of the Commissionerate extends to 7 Revenue
districts in the State of Maharashtra
viz. Pune, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur and Solapur.
There are four Inland Container Depots in this Commissionerate– three at
Pune and one at Miraj (Sangli) which basically cater to the needs of
manufacturers located in or around Pune. A
few minor ports at Ratnagiri, Dabhol, Jaigad, Vijaydurg also handle
imports / exports. The Pune Airport has since been
declared as a Customs airport in January, 1997 for
the export of specified goods. With effect from 12th December
2005, Pune Airport has been notified as an International Airport for the
clearance of passengers and baggage.
The important functions carried out in the Commissionerate are (i) Anti Smuggling and Preventive work including of anti-narcotic functions – collection of intelligence, Joint Sea Patrolling, Night Road Patrolling, Patrolling of Coast / Creeks through departmental boats / vessels, Rummaging of cargo vessels. (ii) Assessment of Bills of Entry and Shipping Bills and related work at CFS Pimpri, ICD Dighi, ICD Miraj (Sangli), ICD Pimpri-Chinchwad and coastal customs divisions at Ratnagiri and Dapoli (iii) enforcement of NDPS Act, 1985 (v) Marine wing operations at Ratnagiri and (v) manning of the telecommunications network in the entire Konkan area both in the inland region as also along the coast line starting from Bankot in the north to Kiranpani in the south.
Container Freight Station, Pimpri
Container Freight Station (CFS), Pimpri came into existence with effect
from 15.06.1990 vide Public notice No. 4/90 dtd. 11.06.1990. Central
Warehousing Corporation (CWC) is the custodian for this CFS. Major
commodities imported through this CFS are Iron &
Steel in primary form, Plastics and articles, Electrical goods, Organic
chemicals, Man made staple fibre,
oress/slabs/ashes, Machinery and parts thereof, Poultry feed, etc.
The commodities exported include Valves, Hubs etc.
Inland Container Depot, Dighi
Inland Container Depot, Dighi was notified vide this Commissionerate’s
Notification No. 4/98-Cus (NT) dated 30th September 1998 and
started operations with effect from 21.10.98. M/s. Dynamic Logistics Pvt.
Ltd., Pune is the custodian for this ICD. Major commodities imported
through this ICD include PVC Resin, Machinery, Mineral Substances, Iron &
Steel, etc. The major commodities exported are
Diesel Engines, Boilers, Automobile Parts, Engineering Goods, etc.
Inland Container Depot, Miraj
Inland Container Depot, Miraj was made operational vide Public Notice No. 103/2001 dtd 10.12.2001 with effect from 21.12.2001. M/s. CONCOR is the custodian for this ICD. Major commodities imported through this ICD include Machinery, Yarn etc. The commodities exported are Sugar and Textiles.
Inland Container Depot, Pimpri -Chinchwad
Inland Container Depot, Pimpri- Chinchwad located at Chinchwad Goods Shed of CONCOR was declared as Customs area vide this Commissionerate’s Notification No. 1/2003-Cus dated 17th Jan. 2003 and made operational with effect from 21.03.2003. M/s CONCOR is the custodian for this ICD. Major commodities imported through this ICD include Heavy Melting Scrap, Polyvinyl Chloride Granules, Packaging Machinery, Asbestos Sheets, etc.
Inland Container Depot, Talegaon
Inland Container Depot, Talegaon is located at A-18 & A-18/1, Talegaon Floriculture and Industrial Park, Talegaon MIDC, Navlakh Umbre, District Pune. M/s KSH Distri Parks are the Custodian for this ICD.
Customs Preventive Division, Ratnagiri
Ratnagiri Customs Division was created in January 1975. It covers a coastline jurisdiction of approx. 250 kms. The jurisdiction of this Division extends to the whole of Sindhudurg District and three talukas and Ratnagiri District from Jaigad in the north to Kiranpani in the South. There are 13 major/ minor ports attached to this Division, primarily, to regulate the work of issuing passes relating to fishing vessels. The important ports are Jaigad, Bhagvati Bandar, Deogad, Malvan and Vengurla. Road Checking Parties are at Kankawli & Sawantwadi and operate mainly for checking Mumbai - Goa traffic and traffic coming from the coastal roads for preventing contraband movement.
Apart from preventive functions, the division also oversees the work of import and export through the Ranpar port in Ratnagiri. Major imports through this port include Chemicals (Ethylene & Ethylene di-chloride) imported by M/s Finolex Industries, Petroleum products (LPG) by M/s Bharat Petroleum Corporation. Bauxite and Molasses are exported from Jaigad and Vijaydurg ports. There is one Private Bonded Warehouse of M/s Bharati Shipyard Ltd., which is importing raw material required for ship building and export of tugs & vessels.
Customs Preventive Division, Dapoli
This division is operational with headquarters at Dapoli since 1991. The jurisdiction of Preventive Customs Division is from Mahableshwar to Sangmeshwar in the inland area and from Bankot port to Boria port on the sea coast. This jurisdiction comprises of Wai & Mahableshwar Talukas of Satara District & Mandangad, Dapoli, Khed, Chiplun, Guhagar & Sangmeshwar Talukas of Ratnagiri District. It covers almost three fourth of Ratnagiri District. There are 3 Road-Checking Parties (Khed, Chiplun and Mahabaleshwar) and 6 Custom Houses (Dabhol, Harnai, Bankot, Kelshi, Boria, Palshet) in Dapoli Division. The important ports are Harnai, Dabhol & Bankot. Road Checking Parties conduct preventive checks. Joint Sea Patrolling is carried out to prevent smuggling activities in the coastal area.
Lohegaon Air Cargo Terminal
Pune Air port has been declared as a Customs airport on 17 January, 1997.
This was originally notified for export of perishable agriculture
produce items like flowers, fruits, vegetables and processed food.
Vide Notification No.108/2005 - Cus (N.T) dated 9.12.2005,
unloading of imported goods and loading of export goods or any class of
such goods has been permitted by the Government.
A few consignments of perishable cargo have been exported from Pune Air
Port consequent to assessment and clearance by customs ICD, Dighi.
Lohegaon International Airport
Pune Airport has been notified as International Airport
for clearance of passengers and baggage with effect from 12th
At present, international flights are operated to foreign
destinations like Dubai and Singapore .
Wireless Communication Set –Up
The Commissionerate has a vast wireless Communication setup covering
distance of about 400 Kms along the coastal areas and was established in
1975 at Pune, Dapoli and Ratnagiri Customs Divisions for providing
communication cover for anti-smuggling operations.
The existing wireless network consists of 30 static radio stations
including 4 repeater stations providing HF and VHF communications. The VHF
repeater stations have been set up at Sinhgad (Pune), Mahabaleshwar,
Gaganbavada and Amboli. The Commissionerate
Hqrs can contact any field formation, boats on sea patrolling and mobile
stations and vice versa though these repeater stations. Both the
Customs Divisions at Ratnagiri and Dapoli are linked to Headquarters at
Pune on HF sets. In the Customs
divisions, the radio communication using HF/VHF sets have been provided to
all the Superintendents and Inspectors manning the shore guard offices.
All vehicles and boats including 12 Joint Sea Patrolling Crafts have also
been fitted with VHF radio sets for mobile communication.
Hand held VHF radio sets are available at all radio stations for
use by the preventive staff.
A marine workshop was established in 1976 at Bhagvati Bandar, Ratnagiri to
undertake the repair and maintenance of the Customs
vessels of Ratnagiri, Dapoli and Goa.
The workshop has all the necessary infrastructure and machinery except for
a slipway/ for hoisting and lowering of vessels.
There are six functional sea going vessels and three small FRP tenders. Besides these, repairs of fiberglass boats, welding, turning, boring, electrical and electronic appliances, and carpentry jobs are undertaken by this workshop.
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