This is concerned with the fiscal administration of the Government of India. Those selected for Customs Service are trained in Chennai,
while the training for Excise officers takes place in one of the metros.
Customs officers are supposed to check and levy duty on
taxable goods being imported into the country. Initially, they are posted in coastal towns and later at the international airports. Starting
from the Assistant Collector, they could rise to become Principal Collectors.
Those in the excise department ensure that excise
duties being levied on business enterprises are being paid regularly into the Government coffers. The Excise Service follows a similar
pattern of promotion.