Appeal II RTI





1. Name of the Organisation : Central GST (Appeals-II) Pune Commissionerate. The Central Board of Excise and Customs, in exercise of the powers under section 3 read with section 5 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) and section 3 of the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (13 of 2017) has appointed Commissioner of Central Tax, (Appeals-II) Pune as notified by the Notfn. 2/2017 dated 19.6.2017  w.e.f. 22.6.2017, issued by the Under Sectretary, Govt. of India, Ministry of Finanace, Central Board of Excise & Customs .


The Commissioner of Central Tax (Appeals -II), Pune and the central tax officers subordinate to them are hereby vested with the territorial jurisdiction of the Principal Commissioner of Central Tax Pune II & the jurisdiction under Pune Customs Commissionerate. The Appeals-II PuneCommissionerate  fallswithin the jurisdiction of the Chief Commissioner of Central Tax, Pune Zone.

(A) The territorial jurisdiction of Principal Commissioner of Central Tax Pune II is declared under Trade Notice No. 3/2017 dated 21.6.2017 issued by the Chief Commissioner, Pune Zone, which is as under :

(i) Area of Velhe, Bhor, Purandhar, Baramati, IndapurTalukas of Pune District; and


(ii) Part of Haveli Taluka of Pune District comprising of PIN code numbers 411002, 411003, 411004, 411005, 411007, 411008, 411009, 411011, 411016, 411020, 411021, 411022, 411023, 411024, 411025, 411028, 411030, 411037, 411038, 411040, 411041, 411042, 411043, 411045, 411046, 411048, 411051, 411052, 411058, 411060, 412205 and 412308; and


(iii) DaundTaluka of Pune district except the area falling in PIN Code number 412202; and


(B) The territorial jurisdiction of Pune Customs Commissionerateextends to seven revenue districts of state of Maharashtra viz. Pune, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur and Solapur.


Office Address:The office of the Central Tax (Appeal-II) Pune Commissionerate is situated at :

F wing, IInd floor & C wing III rd floor, GST Bhavan, 41/A, Sassoon Road, Pune 411001.


2.  Functions:

*The primary function of the organization is to receive and decide the appeals filed with the Commissioner by the assesseesand the departmentagainst the appealable quasi-judicial orders passed by the jurisdictional officers of the rank Addl./Jt/Dy./Asstt. Commissioners of the erstwhile Central Excise, Pune II Commissionerate, Pune Customs Commissionerate&the  GST IICommissionerate formed w.e.f. from 22.6.2017. 


  • The Commissioner is assisted by two Assistant Commissioners, 8 Superintendents, 8 Inspectors and a few of the ministerial staff posted in the Commissionarate in receipt and disposal of the appeals and maintaining records. The post of Additional Commissioner is vacant at the present.


(ii) Powers & duties of Officers & employees:

  • The Commissioner is the first appellate authority under the provisions of Central Excise Act,1944, The Customs Act, 1962 and the Finance Act, 1994. The Commissioner (Appeals) is  declared as the Head of the Department as per Order under letter dated 12.6.2017 & thus also has administrative powers for functioning of  the establishment and isoverall in charge of all administration, establishment matters of the Commissinerate.
  • The Commissioner is subject to executive directions / instructions byCBEC& the Chief Commissioner, Pune Zone in matters related to administration & establishment.
  • The Assistant Commissioner (Admin. &Estt.) (Group A) & the Assistant Commissioner (Tech.) (Group A) assist the Commissioner in the administrative & appellate functions resp. alongwith the help of the staff posted in following sections reporting to the Commissioner:
  • Establishment Section: The Section is headed by Administrative officer (Group B Gazetted). The officer reports to Asstt. Commissioner (Admin.&Estt.). This section is responsible for maintenance of service records, staffing position, issue of posting orders, and other matters relating to establishment.
  • Administration section: This section is headed by Supdt. (Administration) (Group B Gazetted). The officer reports to Asstt. Commissioner (Admin.&Estt.). This section is responsible for maintenance of inventory of dead stock and perishable articles and procurement and maintenance of furniture, office equipment, stationery and other articles for day to day office use, cleanliness of the office premises, Inward of dak& dispatch of orders in appeal and other correspondences.
  • Accounts Section: The section is headed by Assistant Chief Accounts Officer (Group B Gazetted). The section is responsible for preparation of pay bills, disbursement of pay, allowances, preparation of expenditure budget, monitoring of the grants received and passing of expenditure bills; custody & maintenance of service books, settlement of medical, TA, tuition fee and other claims of the officers, settlement of pension, etc. 
  • Confidential & Vigilance Section:The Confidential & Vigilance section is headed by aSupdt. ( Group B Gazetted). He is required to assist the Commissioner in monitoring cases of complaintscorruption & investigation there of  any. He is also responsible for maintenance of confidential records & intimations of officers and monitoring & custody of Annual performance reports, Immovable property returns etc. and submission of all reports on vigilance & confidential matters.
  • Technical Section: This section is headed by a Supdt. (Group B Gazetted). The officer reports to Asstt. Commissioner (Tech.). The section conveys the policy circulars and instructions of the Govt. and the changes in laws & procedures received by the Commisionerateto the executive officers of the Commissionerate for their implementation or action, as required. The section also looks after the implementation of the electronic data processing set up to be put in place&  requirements thereof ;  the reports regarding statistical data of pendency positions, comments & reports on technical matters called for by the Zonal office. 
  • Hindi Cell: This cell is headed by an Administrative officer, assisted by a Hindi officer who provide & assist translation of official documents from English to Hindi & vice-versa. The cell organises meetings once in a quarter, Hindi week & Hindi Day Celebration are done by arranging competitions & giving away certificates to performers. Periodical Reports are prepared. 

3.Procedure followed in decision-making process including channels of   supervision and accountability.

Decision making process:The appeals filed by the appellants and the department arereceived in duplicate and dated acknowledgement is given to the appellant. The appeal is entered in the appeal register in the prescribed format and appeal number is given.  The duplicate copy is sent to the respondent for filing of cross objections. The Commissioner assigns the date/s for personal hearing which are conveyed to the parties by issue of a letter. Mandatorily a minimum of three opportunities are given to the appellant by way of personal hearing before the case is decided. The proceedings in the personal hearing are recorded before the appellant and / or their authorisedrepresentative present during the hearing. The appellate orders are then passed as per the legal provisions and the findings are recorded in the order  by the Commissioner. The order-in appeal number is allotted and the details of the order-in-appeal passed are entered in order in appeal register (prescribed format)The copies are then dispatched and also to the Zonal Chief Commissioner for information.

In respect of other correspondences received or information called for, the information is collected& the draft reply is prepared by the dealing officer viz. the Tax Assistant, Executive Assistant or the Inspector as the case may be and thereafter placed before Supdt. / Admin. Officer (as the case may be) and thereafter to Asstt. Commr.& finally approved by Commissioner.

Supervision:The first Supervisory Officer is the Superintendent / Administrative Officer and the highest Supervisory Officer is the Commissioner in this office. The overall Control / Supervisory power is vested with the  Commissioner. All the work done at the Commissionerate level  is subject to inspection by the Assistant/ Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner, Zonal Chief Commissioner, CBEC, and  Directorate of Inspection and Accountant General, as the case may be.   

Accountability: All the officers from the lowest rank of Hawaldar to the highest rank of Commissioner is accountable for the responsibility entrusted to him/ her as per the charge held by him/her.


4.      Norms set by it for discharge of its functions:

The Commissionerate follows the norms set out by Central Board of Excise & Customs. 


Norms for day to day work:

All to discharge the work assigned to them.  No communication shall remain unattended for more than 7 days. No pendency of processing of any of the staff claims or correspondences is kept pending without action for more than 15 days, depending on priority.

Norms for Appellate function: 

As per the provisions of Section 35 A (4A) of the Central Excise Act, 1944, the appeals filed are, as far as possible, decided within a maximum period of six months. However in practice, the time limit varies depending upon the cases pending at any point of time.


5 .      Acts, Rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records, held by it or under its control or used by its employees for discharging its functions( available on website


1.                   Central Excise Act 1944 & Rules made thereunder

2.                   Customs Act 1962 & Rules & Regulations made thereunder.

3.                   Finance Act 1994(for Service Tax) & Rules made there under.

4.                   CBEC Manual of Supplementary instructions on Central   

                      Excise and Customs.

5.                   Circulars issued by the CBEC.

6.                   Instructions issued by the CBEC.

7.                   Notifications issued by the Ministry of Finance on Excise, GST  

                      and Customs Matters.

8.                  Foreign Trade Policy.    

9.              GST Act & Rules made thereunder.


6.       A statement of the categories of documents that are held by it or under its control: 


1.       Records of appeals filed with the Commissioner (Appeals-II) Pune

2.       Records of orders in appeals passed by the Commissioner (Appeals-II) Pune

3.     Records of Inward Dak

4.       Records of outward Dak

5.     Records of Establishment matters 

6.     Records of Administration matters

7.     Records of Stores & Stationery

8.         Records of Books & publications

9.       Records of service books of staff

10.       Records of accounts / Pay bill register.


7.  Particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or representation by, the members of the public in relation to the formulation of its policy or implementation thereof. (Section 4(1)(b)(vii) of RTI Act, 2005): -

The Regional Advisory Committee and Public Grievance Committee isheld by the office of the Chief Commissioner, Pune Zone for all the Commissionerates under its jurisdictionfor the consultation with or representation by the members of public.

8.  A statement of the boards, councils, committees and other bodies consisting of two or more persons constituted as its part or for the purpose of its advice, and as to whether meetings of those boards, councils, committees and other bodies are open to the public, or the minutes of such meetings are accessible for public. (Section 4(1)(b)(viii) of RTI Act, 2005):

1. Local purchase committee constituted under Rule 115 of the Delegation of Finacial Powers Rule 1978.

9) A directory of its officers and employees. (Section 4(1)(b)(ix) of RTI Act, 2005):





Shri K. P. Singh



Shri. Pramod Savant

Asstt. Commr


Smt. Neeta Kulkarni

Asstt. Commr


ShriAbhay Kumar



Shri. D.S.Gosavi



Smt. ManishaJha



Shri. M.A.K. Nair



Shri. A. K. Sinha



Shri. S. R. Shinde



Shri. DharmrajMadhesia



Smt. SunitaGirme



Shri. S.D. Talpe



Smt. RegeenaBijoy



Smt. Ratna Joshi






Shri. Tanuj Kumar



Shri. NeerajSonkar



Shri. MohitChaudhary

Tax Asstt.



Tax Asstt.


Shri. TejasSalian

Tax Asstt.


ShriVikash Kumar

Steno Gr. II


Shri D. H. Lohar



10) Monthly remuneration received by each of its officers and employees, including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations.

Sr. No.



Scale (RS.) of Pay



Level 14

144200 - 218200


Asstt. Commr.

Level 10

56100 -  177500



Level 8

47600 -  151000


Admin. Officer / ACAO

Level 8

47600 - -151000



Level 7

44900 -  142400


Executive Assistant

Level 6

35400 -  102400


Tax Assistant

Level 4

25500 - 81100


Driver Gr.I

Level 5

29200 – 92300


Driver Gr.II

Level 4

25500 -  81100


Head Hawaldar

Level 2

19900 - 63200



Level 2

18000 -  56900







11. Budget allocated to each of its agency indicating the particulars of all plans, proposed expenditures and reports on disbursements made:

As per grants allotted by Chief Commissioner Office, Pune Zone for disbursement of salaries & other allowances and Office Expenditures..

12) Manner of execution of subsidy programmes, including the amounts allocated and the details of beneficiaries of such programmes. (Section 4(1)(b)(xii) of RTI Act, 2005)

Not applicable

13) Particulars of recipients of concessions, permits or authorizations granted by it. (Section 4(1)(b)(xiii) of RTI Act, 2005)


14) Details in respect of the information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form: (Section 4(1)(b)(xiv) of RTI Act, 2005)

Information available on website of Central Board of Excise Customs, New Delhi  ( and  website of Central Excise Pune Zone( )


15) The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information, including the workinghours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use. (Section 4(1)(b)(xv) of RTI Act, 2005) 

Information is uploaded on Central Board of Excise Customs, New Delhi  ( and  website of Central GST Pune Zone( )

16) The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information Officers. (Section 4(1)(b)(xvi) of RTI Act, 2005)

Copy of Trade Facility No. 02/2017 dated 06.09.2017and 04/2017 dtd. 05.02.2018 uploaded on the website of Central GST Pune Zone.

17) Such other information as may be prescribed. (Section 4(1)(b)(xvii) of RTI Act, 2005)


18) Incumbency position in Department of Revenue