“CENTRAL EXCISE DAY CELEBRATION” spearheaded by S R Prasad– Commissioner Service Tax -6 Mumbai & The chief Commissioners of Central Excise & Service Tax – Manpreet Arya.
24th February, 2017 in Mumbai- Shri.Suresh Prabhu,(Railway Minister) spoke about the day & its importance. The event saw a star studded line of Bollywood Stars like- Roshni Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Jacqueline Fernandez, Armaan Malik, Sonu Sood, Sunny Deol, Sophie Choudry, Raju Shrivastav , Shatrugan Sinha, Jamie Lever, Udit Narayan, Raveena Tandon, Jitendra Kapoor, Himesh Reshamiya, Subash Ghai, & many more.
Central excise day is celebrated all over India on 24th February to instill a sense of oneness and sincerity in service amongst officers of the Excise Department and to help public to ensure better tax compliance. The day marked enactment of the central excise and Salt Act, 1944. Different programs were organized by the government authorities. On this day companies with meticulous performance were felicitated and few of the most deserving employees were rewarded of their matchless sincere duty towards the government and to the nation.
In addition to these awards and rewards, many other activities were planned for the Central Excise Day ceremony. Several workshops and seminars are conducted for the staff members. Awareness programs are also run by the concerned departments and higher authorities. The celebration of Central Excise Day is also marked by publication of write-ups/articles in major newspapers/journals/magazines by officers of the Department, organization of cultural programmes in the Collectorates/Divisional Head quarters, holding of seminars in various fields, distribution of prizes/awards, as well as organizing a public Redressal Week, Arrears Clearance Week etc.