The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) on 24 February 2017 celebrated the Central Excise Day across the country. To mark the occasion, the Central Excise officers all over the country organized seminars, workshops, trade interactions and cultural events. Central excise day in India is celebrated every year on 24th of February to encourage the equality among the officers of the Central Board of Excise and Customs Department as well as assist them to ensure better tax observance. It is also celebrated to commemorate the establishment of the Central Excise and Salt Act on 24th of February in the year 1944. Central excise day is celebrated in India by organizing variety of theme based programmes, cultural events, workshops, awareness programs, competitions and seminars in various states of the country.
A day, 24th of February, has been decided by the government of India to celebrate this special event all through the country. The event celebration means to collect tax over the goods and by the people earning over the limit which has been decided according to the terms of Central Excise Act in the year 1944. The tax payable rate has been set under Schedule I and II according to the Central Excise Tariff Act in the year 1985. According to the Central Excise law, the payable event is mainly over the manufactured goods, which has been managed by the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) through various field offices (means Central Excise Commissionerates) all over the country. Central Board of Excise and Customs fall under the Department of Revenue managed by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. The Central Excise Day is mainly celebrated by organizing a number of workshops, seminars and a variety of other programs. The program held on the day mainly felicitates the excellence of the employees. This award ceremony is one of the highlights of the Central Excise Day celebration.