West Bengal Excise Service

West Bengal Excise Service


Functions of Excise Department

  1. Enforcement of regulations relating to the manufacture, production, possession, supply, distribution, transport, selling and buying of liquor and other intoxicants.
  2. Control of Excise related crimes through detection, prevention, investigation and prosecution of offences under the law.
  3. Prevention of illicit trafficking of intoxicants under the Bengal Excise Act, 1909 and drugs under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.
  4. Detection and prevention of manufacture, distribution and sale of illicitly distilled, contraband, spurious or non-duty paid liquor.
  5. Collection of duties of Excise and countervailing duty on alcoholic liquor for human consumption.
  6. Collection of other Excise Revenues like license fee, export fee, import fee, auction fees on Tari and Pachwai, fines etc.
  7. Enforcement of regulations relating to the manufacture, supply and distribution of non-potable alcohol for industrial, medicinal and toilet purposes.


Staff Pattern - Sanctioned and Actual Strengths


Excise Personnel
  Sanctioned Strength Current Strength
West Bengal Higher Excise Service 16 16
West Bengal Excise Service 234 209
Sub-Inspector of Excise 361 270
Assistant Sub-Inspector of Excise 362 315
Excise Constables 2094 1764
Total 3067 2574


Source of information:

Official Website: http://www.wbexcise.gov.in