Customs (Prev) Commissionerate, Jamnagar Jurisdiction
Consequent upon restructuring of Central Excise and Customs Department, Customs (Preventive) Commissionerate, Jamnagar came into existence w.e.f. 01.11.2002. The same has been carved out from the erstwhile Customs (Preventive) Commissionerate, Ahmedabad. It consisted of four Divisions viz.
Customs Division Jamnagar, Porbandar, Bhavnagar, Bhuj and two ports namely GPPL, Pipavav & GAPL, Mundra. As per Notification No. 37/2006 – Customs (N.T.) dated 27.03.2006 whereby the Notification No.15/2002–Customs(N.T.) dated 07.03.2002 of the CBEC, New Delhi was amended, the Port of Gujarat Adani Port Ltd., (GAPL), Mundra in the district of Kutch was transferred to Kandla Commissionerate w.e.f. 01.04.2006.
As per Notification Nos. 87/2006 – Customs (N.T.) & 89/2006-Customs (NT) dated 11.08.2006 & 18.08.2006, Notification No. 15/2002 – Customs (N.T.) dated 07.03.2002 of the CBEC, New Delhi was further amended and the whole district of Kachchh (including Customs Division, Bhuj) was transferred to Kandla Commissionerate w.e.f. 15.08.2006.
The Commissionerate has vast jurisdiction spread over coastal region of Saurashtra. The Commissionerate presently consists of three Divisions namely Customs Division Jamnagar, Customs Division Porbandar, Customs Division Bhavnagar and Custom House Pipavav, Custom House Sikka & Custom House Okha. All of these are being headed by Deputy/Assistant Commissioners. The three Divisions have their lower formations in which assessment work is handled by Custom Houses and preventive function is being handled by Shore Guard units.