Shri M. R. Ramachandran, Superintendent Central Excise,Cochin received the ‘Presidential Award’ for ‘Specially Distinguished Record of Service’ from Shri Arun Jaitley, Honorable Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs at the investiture ceremony held in New Delhi on 27/01/2017 in the presence of Shri Najib Shah, Chairman CBEC; Shri Santhosh Kumar Gangwar, Honourable Minister of State for Finance; Dr. Hasmukh Adhia, Revenue Secretary and Smt. Ananya Ray, Member (Customs & Legal).
Shri M. R. Ramachandran was instrumental in the detection of more than 150 duty evasion cases in Central Excise and 140 cases in Service Tax evasion involving about Rs. 200 Crores. He has also played a prominent role in the detection and seizure of more than 60 Kgs of Gold from 67 Customs cases, which was attempted to be smuggled through Cochin International Airport. The officer has contributed immensely in the detection and seizure of 14.5 Kgs of Ephedrine (Narcotic Drugs) worth Rs.22 Crores last year. He also participated and supervised several operations in the dense forest of Munnar where fully grown Ganja Plants were destroyed under NDPS Act, 1985.
Innovativeness, unwavering dedication, sincerity and devotion towards work make him a worthy recipient of the Presidential Certificate of Appreciation for Specially Distinguished Record of Service.