CHAs Mumbai Customs Zone Written Examination will be held on 15 September 2011

The following public Notice was issued by the Commissioner of Customs (General) New Custom House, Mumbai on 2nd June 2011.

[Customs Public Notice No. 39 dated 2nd June 2011]

It is hereby notified for the information of all the Custom House Agents operating in Mumbai Customs Zone that written examination Under Regulation-8 of the Custom House Agents Licensing Regulations (CHALR) 2004 will be held on 05.09.2011.

I. The Employees, Partners or Directors of licensed CHAs, nominated by the concerned CHA, are eligible to appear for the Regulation 8 Examination, as per CHALR-2004. Such nominees should possess the following educational qualifications as prescribed under Regulation 6 of CHALR, 2004:

(a) Graduate from a recognized University and possess a professional Degree viz. C.A./MBA/LLB/Diploma in Customs Clearance work with a working knowledge of Computers and Customs procedures. (all the above mentioned Degree & Diploma Course should be from a recognized University and Institutes that are approved by the AICTE under Ministry of Human Resource Development, or;

(b) Graduate having at least three years experience in transacting Custom House Agents work as a G-Card holder, or;

(c) Retired Group A Officer from the Indian Customs and Central Excise Service (IC&CES) having a minimum of ten years experience in Group A.

Note: Qualifications/Degrees mentioned above only is acceptable and equivalent qualifications are not acceptable.

Further, CHA Licence holders granted permission to operate under Regulations 15(2) or 16(2) of CHALR-2004 may also apply or nominate their Employees/Directors/Partners possessing the above cited qualification for the said written examination may appear in the examination.

II. As per the Regulations, the candidate who qualify the written test, are required to appear in the oral test to be held subsequently. A candidate, who clears the written examination but fails in the oral examination linked to it, shall have to clear the oral examination within two years of the related written examination irrespective of the number of chances, and if he fails to do so, he shall be treated as having failed in the examination.

Candidates who appeared for the written examination / oral test earlier, and have failed to clear the written test / oral test are not eligible to appear after 7 years from the date of their first appearance in the written examination as per the provisions of Regulation 8(4) of CHALR, 2004.

III. Information regarding issue of Roll Nos., seating arrangements, etc., would be displayed on the Notice Board of the Personnel & Establishment Department (CHA), New Custom House, Mumbai in due course. The application should be furnished in the prescribed format given at Annexure I to this Notice for each candidate separately alongwith a photocopy of his Custom Pass duly attested by the Licensee himself and a copy of his Educational Qualification Certificate should be attested by a Gazetted Officer of Customs.

IV. Please note that the applications for the above written examination to be held on 05.09.2011 should reach this office latest by 25.06.2011 complete in all respects. The incomplete applications shall be summarily rejected. The application received after the last date shall not be entertained under any circumstances.

V. This issues with the approval of Commissioner of Customs (General), Mumbai.

F.No.S/6-87/2011 Admn. (CHA) (Part)

Annexure I (Proforma)


The Deputy Commissioner of Customs,

Personnel & Estt. Deptt. (CHA),

New Custom House, Ballard Estate,

Mumbai 400 001.




Subject: Examination under Regulation 8 of the CHALR-2004 Public Notice No.________ dated _________.

In response to the aforesaid Public Notice Shri/Smt ________________, Proprietor/Partner/Director/Authorised Employee (strike out whichever is not applicable) will appear for the examination under Regulation 8 of the Custom House Agents Licensing Regulation, 2004.

Particulars of the Person Appearing in the Examination


Name of the Candidate





Name of the CHA and No.





Whether Proprietor concern/Partnership Firm/Company





Validity of the CHA Licence





Whether candidate is a Proprietor/Director/Partner or Employee





Date of 1st appearance in Regulation-8 Examination







(Write YES/NO. If yes, Attach attested copy of proof)


(a) Graduate Name of University





(b) C.A.





(c) M.B.A. (Master in Business Administration)





(d) LL.B Name of University





(e) Diploma in Customs Clearance





Work from any Institute or





University recognized by the Govt.





(f) 03 years experience in transacting CHA work as a G-Card Holder


Date of passing Exam





Roll No.



(Attach photocopy of pass and result copy of passing exam.)


(g) Retired Group A officer from the IC&CES having 10 years experience in Group A.




Signature of the


of the CHA Licence

Specimen Signature of the Candidate