REWARDS TO THE INFORMERS SCHEME
To enhance the detection of tax evasion, duty evasion cases, Government has framed the system of rewards to the people who help in the detection of the Tax Evasion/ Customs duty evasion. The following are a few guidelines for the people who like to give information of Customs Duty evasion/frauds.
Under the existing Reward Scheme, Government of India grants handsome rewards to informers who provide specific information leading to seizure of goods, currency, bullion or leads to detection of duty evasion including wrong declaration of quantity, deion, value etc.
The maximum amount of reward to the informers can be as high as 20% of the value of confiscated goods and penalty realized. The maximum reward in respect of gold is Rs.50,000/- per kg., for silver it is Rs.1,000/- per kg., for Opium it is Rs.220/- per kg., for Heroin it is Rs.20,000/- per kg., for Cocaine it is Rs.40,000/- per kg. and for Hashish it is Rs.400/- per kg. If the information leads to the detection of duty evasion, maximum reward of 20% of the duty evaded + 20% of the fine/penalty realized can be given as reward to the informers.
The informers can contact the following officials to share the information : Identity of the informers is always kept secret.
1. Shri A.P.S.Suri, Commissioner of Customs (Airport) , Tel. No. 022- 26880917 Fax 022-26880918
Email id :
2. Shri Milind R. Lanjewar, Addl. Commisisoner of Customs (AIU)
Tel No. 022-28524865 Fax 022-28500609
Email id :
3. Dr. Kiran Kumar Karlapu, Asstt. Commissioner of Customs(AIU)
Tel. No.022-29208193 Fax 022-28594876/226828715
Mobile No. :-
Email id :
4. Supdt. I/Charge Batch AIU :
Tel. No.022-26829306/07 Fax 022-26828715
A. There are 04 sniffer dogs (viz. SONY, ANJU, DOLLY & GOLDY) at present in AIU. These dogs are of Labrador breed. All these dogs had undergone training at National Training Centre for Dogs, BSF, Tekanpur, Gwalior, MP.
B. The number of cases detected by each dog till December 2011 are as under:
Name of Dog
No. of Case Detected