Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise) Group A

Appointments are made on probation for a period of 2 years provided that this period may be extended if the officer on probation has not qualified for confirmation by passing the prescribed departmental examinations. Repeated failures to pass the departmental examination within a period of two years will involve loss of appointment or as the case may be, reversion to the permanent post on which he holds a lien under the rules applicable to him prior to his appointment to the service.

If in the opinion of the Government the work or conduct of an officer on probation is unsatisfactory or shows that he is unlikely to become efficient. Government may discharge him forthwith or as the case may be revert him to the permanent post on which he holds a lien under the rules applicable to him prior to his appointment to the service.

On the conclusion of his/her period of probation Government may confirm the officer in his/her appointment or if his/her work or conduct has in the opinion of Government been unsatisfactory Government may either discharge him/ her from the service or may extend his/her period of probation for such further period as Government may think fit or may revert him to his substantive post, if any provided that in respect of appointments to temporary vacancies there will be no claim to confirmation.

The Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise) Group A carries with it a definite liability for service in any part of India.


A probationary officer will start at the minimum of the time scale of pay of Rs. 8000-275-13500 and will count his/her service for increments from the date of joining.

The pay of a Government servant who held a permanent post other than a tenure post in a substantive capacity prior to his appointment as probationer in the Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise) Group A will be regulated subject to the provisions of F.R. 22-B(1).

During the period of probation, an officer will undergo departmental training at the Directorate of Training (Customs and Central Excise) New Delhi and also fundamental course training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration Mussoorie. He/She will have to pass Part I and Part II of the Departmental Examination. The increments of the Probationers will be regulated as under:

“The first increment raising the pay to Rs. 8275 will be granted with effect from the date of passing of one of the two parts of the departmental examination or on completion of one year’s service, whichever is earlier. The second increment raising the pay to Rs. 8550 will be granted with effect from the date of passing the second part of examination or on completion of two years’ service whichever is earlier. The third increment raising pay to Rs. 8825 will however, be granted only on completion of 3 years’ service and subject to satisfactory completion of probation and any other period specified in that behalf and any other condition which may be prescribed by the Government.”

The appointment would be subject to any change in the constitution of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise) Group A which the Government of India may think proper to make from time to time and that they would have no claim for compensation in consequence of any such change.