Circular No. ES/285/2020-21 1st August, 2020
To: Members of the Council
Sub.: 2nd phase of All India roll-out of Faceless Assessment
CBIC vide Circular No. 34/2020 dated 30th July, 2020 has rolled out the 2nd phase of Faceless Assessment.
As you are aware, the 1st phase began from 8th June, 2020 at Bengaluru and Chennai Customs Zones for items of import primarily covered by Chapters 84 and 85 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975. The 1st phase marked the beginning of the pan India rollout of Faceless Assessment, in different phases covering other ports and items of import, leading up to this mode of Customs assessment becoming the norm across the country from 1st January, 2021.
Now, CBIC has decided to begin the 2nd phase of All India roll-out of Faceless Assessment w.e.f. 3rd August, 2020 by including Delhi and Mumbai Customs Zones and extending the scope of Faceless Assessment at Chennai and Bangalore Customs Zones. The Customs Zones and the imports already covered under the 1st Phase would continue and be treated as subsumed under the 2nd phase.
Further, Board has nominated officers as Nodal Commissioners for monitoring and ensuring speedy and uniform assessments in the Customs Zones in regard to Bills of Entry assigned by the Customs Automated System to the officers of the Faceless Assessment Groups.
For more detailed information, members may kindly refer to Circular No. 34/2020 dated 30th July, 2020
Members may kindly make a note of the above.