Welcome to the
Customs Commissionerate, Amritsar which has its jurisdiction
covering the states of Punjab, Himachal Pardesh, J&K and the
Union Territory of Chandigarh. It has its Headquarters at
the holy city of Amritsar which was founded by the fourth
Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Ram Dass ji in 1577. Amritsar city
is also famous for its name which means the "Pool of Nector"
inside which the Sikh's holiest and world famous Gurudwara
"Golden Temple" is established. It is a symbol of universal
brother hood, magnificence and strength not only for the
Sikh people all over the world, but also for the country as
a whole. The Amritsar city is also famous for the Jalianwala
Bagh Memorial and for the Durgiana Mandir which dates back
to 16th century.
The Customs Commissionerate Amritsar, came into existence
vide notification no 20/97 Customs (N.T.) dated 09.07.1997 ,
which trifurcated the erstwhile Commissionerate of Central
Excise and Customs, Chandigarh and established Central
Excise Commissionerate Chandigarh I, Chandigarh II, and
Customs Commissionerate Amritsar. Thus, Customs (Prev.)
Commissionerate Amritsar having jurisdiction over State of
Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Union
Territory of Chandigarh came into existence on 09 July 1997
with Shri D.S. Sra as the first Commissioner.
Further, vide Notification No. 04/2004 Customs (N.T.) dated
05.01.2004 which amended Notification No. 15/2002 Customs (N.T.)
dated 07.03.2002, revised the jurisdiction of the
commissionerate to included State of Punjab, Himachal
Pradesh and Union Territory of Chandigarh.
Further in compliance to notification no 78/2014 Customs (N.T.)
dated 16 Sept 2014 Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India the
Customs Commissionerate Amritsar was bifurcated into two
parts i.e. Customs Commissionerate Ludhiana and Customs
(Prev.) Commissionerate Amritsar. Further vide Notf. No.
38/2017 – Cus(N.T.) dated 13.04.2017 issued under F. No.
434/15/2016- Cus IV amending thereby Notf No 78/2014 Cus(N.T.)
dated 16.09.2014 issued under F. No.- 437/48/2014- Cus IV,
by the Central Board of Excise & Customs, New Delhi wherein
the area of the Jurisdiction of Customs Commissionerate,
Amritsar and Customs Commissionerate Ludhiana falling under
the Chief Commissioner, Customs Preventive, Delhi Zone has
At present this Commissionerate have jurisdiction over the
whole state of J&K (except Sub Foreign Post Office,
Srinagar, Air Cargo Complex, Srinagar, Intenational Airport,
Srinagar) and area of the district of Pathankot, Gurdaspur,
Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Ferozpur and Fazilka in the state of
Punjab. The incumbent Commissioner Sh. Dipak Kumar Gupta
assumed charge on 26.07.2017.
The prominent establishments under its jurisdiction are
Integrated Check Post, Attari Road, Land Customs Station,
Attari Rail, Rail Cargo, Amritsar, Shri Guru Ram Dass Ji
International Airport Amritsar, among other falling under
the district of Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Tarn Taran
and Fazilka in the State of Punjab.