EXAMINER JOB PROFILE
EXAMINER JOB PROFILE
Selection to the post of EXAMINER in the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC/CBEC) is made through the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC).
- In the 6th CPC he was entitled for the Grade Pay of Rs 4,600. Now in the 7th CPC he is entitled for the Basic Pay Rs 44,900 and comes under the level 7 of the following Pay Matrix Table.
7th CPC PAY TABLE
See the current salary of Examiner in the following Salary Chart
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PHYSICAL DISABILITIES ALLOWED FOR EXAMINER POST
1. OH (OA, OL, OAL)
NOTE: Colourblind candidates cannot prefer this post.
JOB NATURE OF EXAMINER
Examiner has two types of postings everywhere; one is sensitive (Examination) and the other is non sensitive (office). Rotation between them is periodically e.g. in Mumbai you will be posted at both postings for 6 months alternatively; means if you are posted in sensitive posting in April – October then you will be posted in office posting for October – April (This time-period is different in different zones may be one year for sensitive or non sensitive in some other zones)
In sensitive posting Examiner has to examine the goods to be imported or exported and examine the duty being paid by an exporter and importer. Work load in sensitive postings is very high and therefore you will not have any time to do study or any other things.
Generally it has 6 day week and timings are 10-6 but nobody comes back home from office until all the goods has been examined; normally people get free around 7.30 – 8 pm. Examiners have authority to stop the consignment of goods if he finds it mis-declared, but the CHA or private customs agents are so powerful that they reach directly to the commissioner and get their consignments cleared by mounting pressure on you.
In non-sensitive or office posting you have to do all the work which an assistant in CSS does; like typing letters, writing note-sheets, making monthly or ad-hoc reports.
In addition to this you may be posted in investigation wing for 6 months or 1 year, where you have to do a lot of work as a preventive officer does. This includes search, seizure and detention, etc.
You may also be posted at personnel and establishment section where you have to do the work of posting, promotions, RTI, administration related work.
Examiner has very less postings of night shifts.
AREA OF POSTING FOR EXAMINER POST
Examiner posts lies in 6 zones, namely Kolkata, Kochin, Chennai, Vishakhapatnam, Mumbai and Goa. There is an illusion that Gujrat is part of an examiner zone, it’s not the case but. However an Examiner may be there at other places other than the ones falling under a zone meant for Examiner also, but an Excise Inspector is deputed there generally or an Examiner is sent there on deputation.
PROMOTIONS FOR EXAMINER POST
- Appraiser (Group-B Gazetted)
- Assistant Commissioner
- Deputy Commissioner
- Joint Commissioner
- Addl. Commissioner
There is a qualifying period of 3 years for the promotion to the post of Appraiser; means he can’t be promoted to the next post before completion of three years service as Examiner.
There is a departmental exam for confirmation; without passing that he can’t be made confirmed; nor can he be promoted to the next post. Promotion period differs from zone to zone since there is zonal seniority. This post is considered to be the best among all Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam posts. One of the main reasons is faster promotions as compared to the other posts of CGL.
In Chennai zone the promotion to appraiser is the fastest as of now, normally 3 and a half years. In Mumbai it’s almost 5 years.
WAY OF PROMOTION TO THE POST OF EXAMINER
By promotion through Departmental Qualifying examination from the following categories of officers:
1. Executive Assistant (Sr Tax Assistant) or Stenographer Grade-I in level 6 in the pay matrix with five years regular service in the grade.
2. Executive Assistant (Sr Tax Assistant) or Stenographer Grade-I with fifteen years’ combined regular service in level 6 in the pay matrix and in level 4 in the pay matrix.
3. Officials (Tax Assistant or Stenographer Grade-II) in level 4 in the pay matrix with fifteen years regular service in the grade.
NOTE: Candidates shall be required to pass physical tests and conform to the physical standards prescribed for direct recruits.
PAPERS & SYLLABUS OF CONFIRMATION EXAM FOR EXAMINER, PREVENTIVE OFFICER & EXCISE INSPECTOR
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ICT (Inter commisonerate transfer) FOR EXAMINER POST
Can Examiner take ICT (Inter commisonerate transfer) to North on the Spouse Basis or any other ground like Medical Ground
Answer of this is very much known to everyone that Examiner is exclusively posted to main gateway ports i.e. Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Kochi, etc., so there is no possibility that an Examiner can get transfer to North or any other places except stated above. There are few seats in Jaipur, Chandigarh, Delhi and Kandla Customs on deputation for Appraisers only, not for EXAMINERS. So after becoming Appraiser you may get deputation in North that too for one year only.
But seats in above Customs are very less e.g. there is only one in Jaipur Customs, One in Chandigarh Customs, 3-4 in Delhi Customs. So probability of getting Deputation in North Cities as Appraiser gets dimmer further.
In the case of spouse base or medical grounds, etc. you can’t get ICT to North but you may get ICT to any Coastal Zone e.g. from Mumbai to Kolkata, Chennai, Goa, Kochi and vice-versa. For such you have to loose your seniority. After becoming Assistant Commissioner which takes minimum 15-16 years, you may be posted to anywhere in India (from Jammu Kashmir to Kochi).
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ELIGIBILITY FOR APPRAISER
Is Preventive Officer also eligible to become Appraiser after 3 years of service
Yes, Preventive Officer has both options in promotion i.e. Superintendent of Customs or Appraiser. Around 20% in promotion to appraiser are reserved for POs and 80% are for Examiners; means if 10 seats of Appraisers are filled from promotion then from them 8 will be Examiners and 2 will be PO. But the catch is that there is a long queue in waiting to become appraiser because there is a huge number of POs applying for the 20% of these appraisers seats. Approximate time taken by a PO to become appraiser is 14-15 years; and to become Superintendent is 9-10 years. As people have to wait 4-5 years more than to become Superintendent many people go in superintendent cadre.
ACCOMMODATION FOR EXAMINER POST
Accommodation facilities for PO and Examiners
Latest waiting in Mumbai for accommodation is around 5-6 years. And it will increase exponentially in coming years because of huge recruitment. All examiners, Preventive Officers and GST/Excise Inspectors are treated at par with each other in quarters allocation. There is no priority for Examiner. As per my assumption you will have to wait for around 8-10 years for quarters allocation.
In respect of high rates of accommodation in Mumbai. Navi Mumbai area is most suitable. It is very well planned. Very much filled with greenery compare to main Mumbai. And all three zones are very much equidistant from Navi Mumbai. You will have to travel around one and half hour to reach any zone from there. The main positive of Navi Mumbai is that it is very less expensive than main Mumbai and rent is very much affordable by a common person.
I have no idea about quarters availability in other zones because no Examiner has told me anything about that. But as per the infrastructure of CBIC/CBEC minimum 3-4 is very much likely to wait for quarters in other cities also.
POSTINGS FOR EXAMINER POST
How Examiners and POs get postings in three different zones of Mumbai
Examiners and Preventive Officers are rotated among these zones alternatively. Time period for posting in each zone is as below:
For examiners: Mumbai I- 1 year, Mumbai II- 3 years, Mumbai III- 3 years (All in Air cargo complex)
For PO: Mumbai I- 1 year, Mumbai II – 3 years, Mumbai III- 5 Years (2 years Airport + 3 years Air cargo complex)
MODE OF SELECTION OF EXAMINER POST
1. 90% by direct recruitment through the Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
2. 10% by promotion through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE)
Upper age limit in the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam of the Staff Selection Commission for this post is 30 years.
NOTE-I: This is not a uniform post.
NOTE-II: Computer Efficiency Test (CPT) is necessary to qualify to become EXAMINER
COMPUTER PROFICIENCY TEST (CPT) DETAILS FOR EXAMINER POST
The Commission will hold a Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) for the post of Examiner which will be of qualifying nature and have the following three components:
1. Word Processing (DEST)–This is same as is the SKILL TEST for the post of TA
2. Spread Sheets (Excel)
3. Generation of Slides (Power Point)
NOTE-I: (VH) Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 35 minutes for DEST.
NOTE-II: All these tests are of 15 minutes each.
NOTE-III: If anybody fails in the CPT or chooses not to appear in it, he’ll be considered for all other posts for which CPT is not required.
PHYSICAL STANDARDS/PET for EXAMINER POST
Physical standards (Minimum)
1. Height 157.5 cms.
2. Chest 81 cms. (fully expanded with a minimum expansion of 5 cms.)
3. Height relaxable by 5 cms. In the case of Garwalis, Assamese, Gorkhas and members of Scheduled Tribes.
1. Walking : 1600 metres in 15 minutes
2. Cycling : 8 Kms in 30 minutes
Physical standards (Minimum)
1. Height 152 cms.
2. Weight 48 Kgs
3. Height relaxable by 2.5 cms and weight by 2 Kgs. for Gorkhas, Garwalis, Assamese and members of Scheduled Tribes
1. Walking : 1 Km. in 20 minutes
2. Cycling : 3 Kms in 25 minutes
NOTE: For the post of Inspector Central Excise, Examiner and Preventive Officer, the following addendum is issued with reference to CBEC‘s letter No. C-18013/23/2013-Ad II B dated 20.11.2013.
Persons with disabilities will have to meet the physical standards i.e. Height, Chest and Weight prescribed for the post of Inspectors, Central Excise, Examiner and Preventive Officer in CBEC. However, for orthopedically disabled candidates the following relaxation in Physical Test is allowed:
1. The test of walking shall not be insisted in case of One Leg (OL) and One Arm & One Leg (OAL) categories.
2. The test of cycling shall not be insisted in case of One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL) and One Arm & One Leg (OAL) categories
EXAMINER JOB PROFILE DUE TO COURTESY OF Mr RAMANUJAN (EXAMINER —- BATCH: 2012)