Manmohan Singh

Work History

Work History
Jan 2013 - Jan 2015

Member (Technical) in Customs Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT)

Ministry of Finance, Government of India 
  • In the rank of  Additional Secretary (P6 level position) to the Government of India
  • Adjudicated appeals as judicial authority against the orders passed by Commissioners, Commissioner Appeal of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax
  • Decided appeals as part of single, double, member of larger bench against orders passed by Commissioners, Commissioner Appeal of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax

  • The field of operation consisted interpretation of laws relating to Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax act. Appeals related to jurisdiction, classisfication, valuation, limitation and preventive matters were also undertaken

2007 - 2013

Commissioner of Central Excise, Customs & Services Tax - Bangalore, Meerut, Ahmedabad

Ministry of Finance, Government of India
  • Exercised administrative control over field formations engaged in collection of Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax revenues and liquidation of arrears of revenue
  • Mobilized officers in preventing evasion of duties

  • Supervised, monitored and controlled the auditing of revenue paying units as per audit manuals

  • Prepared the annual action plan for all duty paying units in accordance with EA 2000 based on Canadian system.

  • Reviewed the orders passed by Additional Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners to look into legality and propriety keeping in mind legal prospective

  • Adjudicated show cause notices as quasi judicial authority
  • Implemented and monitored ACES system of assessment

  • Awarded commendation certificate by the Finance Minister for registering highest revenue collections for my division and commissionerate in 1986 & 1988

  • Conducted regular Grievance Redressal meetings with the trade to ensure one to one interaction 

  • Efforts were made to smoothly implement service tax laws as it was ever expending levy’
  • Conducted seminars & workshops imparting knowledge about new levies of service tax and update the trade with latest notifications and circulars issued by ministry from time to time

May 2011 - Dec 2011

Additional Director General, Special Expenditure Monitoring Cell, CBEC

Ministry of Finance, Government of India
  • Prepared the annual budget of CBEC, attached and subordinate offices
  • Allocated funds for salaries, capital expenditure, administrative expenses, service secret fund, contingency expenses under different heads to various field commissionerates and other CBEC departments
  • Constant Liaison was kept with the Financial Advisor of Finance Ministry to exercise proper check and control
  • Expenditure management performance reviewed and monitored funds utilization on monthly and quarterly basis

May 2005 - May 2007

Additional Director General NACEN, Bangalore 

Ministry of Finance, Government of India
  • Managed and supervised the training needs for capacity building of Group A, B, C officers engaged in revenue realization in customs, central excise & service tax in states of Karnataka & Kerala
  • Implemented the annual training calendar

  • Focused practical training's on legal implications in the field of interpretation of central excise, customs and service tax laws through eminent visiting faculties. Special emphasis were laid on practical examples on relevant subjects

  • Senior departmental officers were also engaged to deliver lectures on practical aspects and implementation of laws. 
  • Constant liaising was kept with eminent training institutes located in Bangalore, Chennai and Cochin so that broader spectrum approach could be added to the training  requirements
  • Special training's were undertaken on the subjects like ozone depleting zone, narcotics smuggling, counterfeiting of foreign currency etc

  • Participated in trainer's training program with USA/World Customs organizations and implemented the same in the institute

  • Conducted special training's on motivation, yoga, stress management, time management etc to ensure overall personality development of the participants

  • Group A Probationer’s were also trained by organizing field visits and on the job training

** Other Positions/Tenures held mentioned in detail as part of Annexure


Jul 1976 - May 1979

LLB, Department of Laws

Panjab University, Chandiagrh

Specializations : Constitution of India, Contract Act, Hindu Law, Jurisprudence, Labour Laws, Administration Law

Jul 1978 - Jun 1979

Diploma in Gandhian Philosophy

Panjab University, Chandiagrh

Specializations : Gandhian Philosphy

Jul 1973 - May 1975


Goverment Rajendra College Bathinda, Punjabi University, Patiala

Specializations : Chemistry, Zoology, Botany