1. Copyright Policy

Material featured on this site may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring specific permission. This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not being used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. Where the material is being published or issued to others, the source must be prominently acknowledged. However, the permission to reproduce this material does not extend to any material on this site, which is explicitly identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

2. Hyperlinking policy

Links to Settlement Commission website by other websites:


We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site and no prior permission is required for the same. However, we would like you to inform us about any links provided to our site so that you can be informed of any changes or updations therein. Also, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. Our DepartmentÔÇÖs pages must load into a newly opened browser window of the user.


Links to external websites/portals:


At many places in this website, you will find links to other websites/portals. These links have been placed for your convenience. Whenever you access those links, the following message will appear:


ÔÇ£You are about to leave the website of Settlement Commission. And view the content of an external website.ÔÇØ



Terms & Conditions  Statement  Clause 3.3


This website is designed, developed and maintained by Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax settlement Commission, Department of Revenue, Government of India. Though all efforts have been made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the content on this website, the same should not be construed as a statement of law or used for any legal purposes. In case of any ambiguity or doubts, users are advised to verify/check with the Department(s) and/or other source(s), and to obtain appropriate professional advice. Under no circumstances will this Department be liable for any expense, loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any expense, loss or damage whatsoever arising from use, or loss of use, of data, arising out of or in connection with the use of this website. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Indian Laws. Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of India. Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax settlement Commission is providing these links and pointers solely for your information and convenience. When you select a link to an outside website, you are leaving the Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax settlement Commission, Department of Revenue, Government of India website and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website. Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax settlement Commission, Department of Revenue, Government of India, does not guarantee the availability of such linked pages at all times. Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax settlement Commission, Department of Revenue, Government of India, cannot authorise the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites. Users are advised to request such authorisation from the owner of the linked website. Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax settlement Commission, does not guarantee that linked websites comply with Indian Government Web Guidelines

3. Privacy policy

As a general rule, this website does not collect Personal Information about you when you visit the site. You can generally visit the site without revealing Personal Information, unless you choose to provide such information.

Site Visit Data: This website records your visit and logs the following information for statistical purposes - your serverÔÇÖs address; the name of the top-level domain from which you access the Internet (for example, .gov, .com, .in, etc.); the type of browser you use; the date and time you access the site; the pages you have accessed and the documents downloaded and the previous Internet address from which you linked directly to the site. We will not identify users or their browsing activities, except when a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the service providerÔÇÖs logs.

Cookies: A cookie is a piece of software code that an internet web site sends to your browser when you access information at that site. This site does not use cookies.

Email Management: Your email address will only be recorded if you choose to send a message. It will only be used for the purpose for which you have provided it and will not be added to a mailing list. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and will not be disclosed without your consent.


Collection of Personal Information: If you are asked for any other Personal Information you will be informed how it will be used if you choose to give it. If at any time you believe the principles referred to in this privacy statement have not been followed, or have any other comments on these principles, please notify the webmaster through the ÔÇÿContact UsÔÇÖ page. Note: The use of the term ÔÇ£Personal InformationÔÇØ in this privacy statement refers to any information from which your identity is apparent or can be reasonably ascertained.


General: We collect NO personal information, like names or addresses, when you visit our website. If you choose to provide that information to us, it will only use to fulfill your request for information.


We do collect some technical information when you visit our websites, to make your visit seamless. The section below explains how we handle and collect technical information when you visit our website.


Automatic collection and storage of Information: When you browse, read pages, or download information on this website, we automatically gather and store certain technical information about your visit. This information never identifies who you are. The information we collect and store about your visit is as listed below:


  • The internet domain of your service provider (e.g. mtnl.net.in) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web) from which you access our website.
  • The type of browser (such as Firefox, Netscape, or Internet Explorer) and operating system (Windows, Unix) used to access our website;
  • The date and time you accessed our website;
  • The pages/URLs you have visited; and
  • If you reached this website from another website, the address of that referring website.


This information is only used to help us make the website more useful for you. With this data, we learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We never track or record information about individuals and their visits. We make no attempt to link this information with the identity of individuals visiting our website unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.


Personal information: We do not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to you (for example, to respond to your questions). If you choose to provide us with personal information ÔÇô like filling up of a ÔÇ£Contact UsÔÇØ form, with an e-mail address and pin code, and submitting it to us through the website ÔÇô we use that information to respond to your message, and to help get you the information youÔÇÖve requested. We only share the information you give us with another government agency if your question relates to that agency, or as otherwise required by law.


Our website never collects information or creates individual profiles for commercial marketing. While you must provide an e-mail address for a localized response to your questions or comments to us, we recommend you not to provide any other personal information.



4. Content Archival Policy (CAP)


The contents of the Settlement Commission website can be classified as perpetual and with validity period. Time sensitive content is automatically hidden from public view while other content is hidden on need to do basis.


5. Content Review Policy (CRP)


Each and every bit of content published on the Settlement Commission website is verified and checked thoroughly to ensure that authentic and accurate information is provided to the users of the website. It is, therefore, required to keep the content on the website current and up-to-date and hence there is a need for content Review Policy. The Review Policy is based on different types of content elements, their validity and relevance as well as the archival policy.


The Reviewer will review the content and direct the officers of the concerned Section for further action.


For time sensitive content which expires after a certain date (e.g. tender notifications, news, press releases inviting suggestions, etc.), they are automatically removed from the public view.