Presidential Award of Appreciation to Bijoy Kumar Kar

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Bijoy Kumar Kar,IRS, Commissioner of Central Tax Belagavi has been awarded an Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificate by the President of India on the occasion of Republic Day.

Every year, the officers of the Customs & Central Excise Department are considered for grant of Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificate for ‘exceptionally meritorious service rendered at the risk of life’ and for Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificate for ‘specially distinguished record of service’ on their achieving and maintaining excellence in the discharge of their duties. These awards are announced on the eve of Republic Day.


Bijoy Kumar Kar, IRS belongs to 1989 Batch of Indian Revenue Service. He has varied experience of having served in Customs, Central-Excise, Service-Tax, LTU (Large Tax Payers Unit),  DGRI (DG Revenue Intelligence), DGCEI (DG Central Excise Intelligence) wings of Revenue Department at various places like Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Paradeep, Cuttack, Vishakapatnam, Bangalore in different capacities such as Assistant / Deputy Commissioner, Joint Commissioner, Additional Commissioner & Commissioner, at different spells during his career. Presently he is serving as the Commissioner of Central Excise, Customs & Service Tax, Belgaum Commissionerate, Belagavi.

The officers have been selected on the basis of their exemplary performance in their respective fields of service over the years. The awardees selected this year include the officers working as Principal Commissioners/Commissioners; Additional/Joint Commissioners; Deputy/Assistant Commissioners; Superintendents/Senior Intelligence Officers; Sr. Private Secretary and Inspectors/ Intelligence Officers, who have been consistently committed to the department in various fields.

The officers’ performance in various fields includes the prevention of smuggling of contraband and narcotics drugs, detection of tax evasion in customs, central excise and service tax, detection of trade based money laundering, detection of foreign exchange violations and streamlining enforcement procedures etc in the department. Besides, many awardees have shown their brilliance and given laudable performance in other fields as varied as tax policy, revenue mobilization, development of software for automation of Customs, Central Excise and Service tax formations, reducing litigations and dispute resolution, effective defence of cases in the Tribunals and High Courts, capacity building and training, as well as skilful handling of administrative work.

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