Customs office to function on weekends

The Commissioner of Customs, Bangalore has announced that all formations will remain open on Saturday and Sunday as part of the department’s efforts to maximise revenue.

In an official press note, the Commissioner said: “...Our Air Cargo Complex, Inland Container Depot and Customs Division will all remain open.”

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), a press release dated March 25 states, has also decided that all designated branches of agency banks and RBI offices conducting government business will keep their counters open on the said days.

“With a view to providing greater convenience to the tax payers, it has been decided that all designated branches of agency banks and RBI offices conducting government business will keep their counters open to accept government taxes,” the release said.

The Customs Commissioner also said that alternative arrangements to keep offices open for exigencies, if any, have also been made.

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