• CCI AD FROM 5th April 2021

Customs working on 24x7 & Extension of Working of Assessment Groups/ Docks/ Lab

Circular No.ES/243/2019-20                                              24th February, 2020

To:  Members of the Council                                                                                     

Sub: Customs working on 24x7 & Extension of Working of Assessment Groups/ Docks/ Lab

Dear Member,

We would like to inform you that JNCH has issued Public Notice No. 25/2020 dated 21st February, 2020  regarding Customs working on 24x7 and extension of working hours of Assessment Groups, Docks and Lab.

Your kind attention is invited to various decisions related to 24x7 working communicated through Public Notices issued from time to time on specified working hours for various Customs activities. It may be mentioned that Nhava Sheva falls under category of designated Sea ports wherein following facilities of 24x7 Customs clearance already exists –

  • Direct Port Delivery (DPD)/ Risk Management System (RMS) Facilitation Centre for imports
  • Parking Plazas for exports
  • Extension of working of Assessment Groups on all Saturdays & Sundays/holidays etc.
  • Gates of all Port Terminals, Container Freight Station (CFSs) and Boarding Office are manned 24x7 basis by the Preventive staff.

In addition to the above existing facilities towards 24 x 7 working, JNCH has now decided to adopt more measures to effectively strengthen the working so as to address any congestion/delay/surge on account of the prevailing conditions or cessation thereof arising on account of Coronavirus outbreak in China.

In order to reduce the difficulty, JNCH shall suitably extend the working hours of all Assessment Groups/officers posted for examination and Out of Charge of goods at CFSs for effective 24x7 working. Also, JNCH laboratory would function so that test results are made available at the earliest.

In case of any difficulty pertaining to examination related work, members may kindly contact the following AC/DC –

Sr. No.

Name of the Officer

Mob. No.

Type of Commissionerate


Shri Balmukand Agarwal




Ms. Daribha Lyndem




Shri Jitender Singh



Further, JNCH Customs has requested stakeholders to provide feedback regarding further strengthening of these measures to the Joint Commissioner (Appraising Main, Import) Smt. Saroj Samaiya on appraisingmain.jnch@gov.in.

Members may kindly make a note of the above facilities.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,