Introduction Scope of this Manual, Central Excise Act, 1944, and Central Excise No.2, Rules, 2001 Publishing of Manual and amendments. CHAPTER 1 Part-I INTRODUCTION Scope of this Manual 1.1 These instructions are supplemental to, and must be read in conjunction with the Central Excise Act, 1944, and Central Excise (No.2) Rules, 2001 (hereinafter referred to as the ‘said Rules’). Only the general provisions and procedures applicable to the 'Manufactured Products' have been incorporated in this Manual. These instructions are applicable throughout India and should not be departed from, without the previous approval of the Commissioner, who will, where necessary, obtain Board's sanction for the deviations. 1.2 The Commissioner or Board, under Rule 32 of the said Rules are empowered to issue written instructions providing for any supplemental matters arising out of the said Rules. Such instructions may, where the Commissioner considers absolutely essential, permit temporary deviation from the standing instructions. However, such instructions should be at once communicated to the Board and unless of purely local interest, they will normally, if approved, be subsequently incorporated in this Manual. Additional/Joint Commissioners, Deputy/Assistant Commissioner and Superintendent of Central Excise will be primarily responsible in their jurisdiction for the proper observance of the procedures and checks prescribed in this Manual, and the other instructions of the Board. They should refer any doubtful point for clarification to their immediate superior. Publishing of Manual and amendments 2.1 The Manual will be published by way of placing it on Web-site www.cbec.gov.in and www.finmin.nic.in, and also by printing hard copies/making CDs by the Directorate of Publication and Publicity. This Manual will be made available for the trade and industry at such price as may be fixed from time to time by the Directorate. Amendments and additions to this Manual will be based upon the instructions issued by the Board and will be carried on, as far as possible, every year, in the month of September.