Directorate of Revenue Intelligence

Reward Scheme

The Directorate of Revenue intelligence appreciates and encourages information provided by the informers. The inputs by the conscientious citizens of the country helps DRI to prevent the illegal import and commercial frauds, which otherwise are detrimental to the economy of our country. To appreciate and encourage the citizens, monetary reward based on the value of the confiscated goods and penalty realised. The extent of reward depends upon the specificity and accuracy of the information, the risk and trouble undertaken, the extent and nature of the help rendered by the informer, whether information gives clues to persons involved in smuggling, or their associates etc. In exceptional cases the reward to the informers can be as high as 20% of the value of confiscated goods and penalty realised. However, the informer is discouraged from submitting any false information, which is liable to prosecution. The reward is disbursed only after conclusion of adjudication/appeal/revision proceedings. The final reward is determined on the basis of the net sale proceeds of goods seized/confiscated (if any) and/or the amount of additional duty/fraudulently claimed Drawback recovered plus penalty/fine recovered.

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 30, 2017