In exercise of the powers conferred under section 32-I of the Central Excise Act 1944 read with Notification No. 40/99-CX(NT) dated 9th June 1999 and Notification No. 41/99-CX(NT) dated 9th June 1999 and section 127F of the Customs Act, 1962 and in supersession of Standing Order No. 5 of 2016 dated 06th February, 2017 and Standing Order No. 6 of 2016 dated 06th February, 2017, an application for settlement of a case made under sub-section (1) of section 32E of Central Excise Act or sub-section (1) of section 127B of the Customs Act, in respect of a notice answerable to an Adjudicating Authority or common Adjudicating Authority, located in the States specified in column 3, shall be disposed by the Bench specified in column 2.

Sr. No. Title of the Bench Territorial Jurisdiction
(1) (2) (3)
1 Principal Bench at Delhi States of Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Union Territory of Chandigarh, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh and any other state or Union Territory not included in serial numbers 2,3 and 4 below.
2 Additional Bench at Mumbai States of Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Union Territories of Dadar and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.
3 Additional Bench at Kolkata States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal, and Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
4 Additional Bench at Chennai States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Union Territories of Puducherry and Lakshadweep.

------(Anice Joseph Chandra) Commissioner (Investigation) & Secretary Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax Settlement Commission File No. A-1/Misc./Office-Order/2016-SC(PB)


Effect of the Notification: The jurisdiction of the Bench will be determined on the basis of the location of the Adjudicating Authority or the Common Adjudicating Authority and not on the basis of the principal place of business of the Applicant or the Co-Applicant or the place from where the goods were imported or exported or place of the proper officer who issued the Show Cause Notice.