After retiring as Chairman, Central Board of Excise & Customs in October 2011, Mr. Sumit Dutt Majumder served as Indirect Tax Ombudsman, Delhi until April 2014. Mr. Majumder also served at the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) as Director General. He spearheaded the campaign for Goods and Services Tax (GST) while in the Central Board of Excise & Customs as Chairman and Member. He was also a member of various Committees on Tax-Reforms in Customs & Central Excise, Cadre Re-organization and Trade Facilitation. He has also served at Custom Houses and Central Excise Commissionerates in various postions.
Mr. Majumder worked on deputation for approximately six years in three organizations viz. the 1982 Asian Games Secretariat, the 1983 Non-Alignment Meet (NAM) Secretariat, and the Middle East Trade Promotion Office of the Spices Board at Bahrain with jurisdiction over West Asia North Africa (WANA) region.
He also represented Indian Customs at meetings of the World Customs Organization (WCO) in Brussels for 16 years (1995-2011) and the WTO Trade Facilitation Meeting at Geneva (2005). He led Indian Customs delegations to Moscow, Washington, Helsinki, Canberra, Kathmandu, Colombo, Male and Dhaka. As a UNDP Consultant, Mr. Majumder drafted Customs Valuation Laws and the Customs Valuation Manual for Nepalese Customs and trained Customs officers from China, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana.
Post-retirement, he was empanelled in the WCO database as a “Non-serving Customs Officer with necessary technical skill and experience to support WCO missions”.
He received the Asiad Jyoti Award from the President of India for his contribution in organizing the 1982 Asian Games as well as the Presidential Award for meritorious service in Investigation Work on Customs Frauds in 1991.
Mr. Majumder is the author of many books, including “GST in India: Its travails, tribulations, and challenges ahead (2014)”; “Customs Valuation, Law & Practice” and “Asiad Stadia”.
Sumit Dutt Majumder
Former Chairman of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), Government of India