Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs


Indirect Taxes & Customs

4th Floor, 'A' Wing, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003

Amateurs talk tactics, professional talk logistics

Directorate of Logistics is an attached office of the Customs & Indirect Taxes and consists of three Divisions namely Anti-smuggling Division, Marine Division and Communication Division. It was previously known as Directorate of Preventive Operations.The Directorate functions in close co-ordination with the Customs & Indirect Taxes , Chief Commissioners and Commissioners of Customs & Indirect Taxes including DGDRI.

Directorate of Logistics is the nodal agency to monitor the logistical requirements of field formations pertaining to Anti-smuggling, Communication and Marine. This Directorate caters to the needs of about 66 operational Customs Stations along with our international borders, 12 major ports and 36 international ports handling cargo and baggage besides foreign post offices and Land Customs Stations, ICDs etc. which too are vulnerable to smuggling. Thus this Directorate provides logistical support to prevent smuggling through air, sea and land route.

The Directorate of Logistics is also the apex organisation dealing with matters relating to the Indian Customs K9 establishement. The Directorate of Logistics is responsible for policy formulation, procurements, establishment of CCCs, formulation of recruitment rules. It includes devising strategy for detecting contrabands using K9, development of various protocols and training modules for handling dogs, monitoring the performance of CCCs and K9 Squads. Directorate of Logistics also deals with inter-ministerial and international collaborations on K9 matters.

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