Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs
North Block, New Delhi.
29th June, 2010.
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Subject: Examination under Regulation 8 of the ‘Customs House Agents
Licensing Regulations (CHALR), 2004’ – Clarification – regarding.
Sir / Madam,
Attention is invited to regulation (6) (a) of ‘Customs House Agents Licensing
Regulations (CHALR), 2004’ which specifies certain professional qualification
such as MBA from any institute or University recognised by the Government to be
possessed by an applicant or his employee referred to in clause (b) of the sub
regulations (2) and (3) of regulation 5 of CHALR, 2004 to appear in examination
under regulation 8 of the said Regulations. However, in this regard, it was
clarified vide Board’s Circular
No.42/2004-Customs dated 10.6.2004 that, no degree holders
equivalent to MBA are entitled to appear in the said examination. However,
references have been received in the Board from field formation pointing out
that some well known institutes like Indian Institute of Management are not
awarding MBA degree rather such institutes are awarding PGDM which is equivalent
to MBA. It is represented that these PGDM holders should be allowed to appear in
regulation 8 examinations under CHALR, 2004.
- The issue has been examined in the Board. It has been decided by the
Board that MBA degree or the equivalent degree PGDM, granted by an institute
or university recognised by Government / AICTE under Ministry of Human
Resource Development shall be acceptable qualification for degree holders to
appear in the examination under CHALR, 2004.
- The Board Circular No.42/2004-Customs dated 10.6.2004 stands modified to
- These instructions may be brought to the notice of the field officers by
issuing suitable Standing orders/instructions. Difficulties faced, if any,
in the implementation of the Circular may please be brought to the notice of
the Board, at an early date.
( Vikas )
Under Secretary (Cus.VI)
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