Customs (Appeals) Rules, 1982

CHAPTER IV

AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVES

9. Qualifications for authorised representatives. — For the purposes of section 146A, an authorised representative shall include a person who has acquired any of the following qualifications, being the qualifications specified under clause (d) of sub-section (2) of the said section 146A, namely :-

(a) a Chartered Accountant within the meaning of the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 (38 of 1949); or

(b) a Cost Accountant within the meaning of the Cost and Works Accountants Act, 1959 (23 of 1959); or

(c) a Company Secretary within the meaning of the Company Secretaries Act, 1980 (56 of 1980), who has obtained a certificate of practice under section 6 of that Act; or

(d) a post-graduate or an Honours degree holder in Commerce or a post-graduate degree or diploma holder in Business Administration from any recognised University; or

(e) a person formerly employed in the Departments of Customs or Central Excise or Narcotics and has retired or resigned from such employment after having rendered service in any capacity in one or more of the said Departments for not less than ten years in the aggregate.

Explanation. — In this rule, “Recognised University” means any of the Universities specified below, namely :-

I. Indian Universities

Any Indian University incorporated under any law for the time being in force in India;

II. Rangoon University

III. English and Welsh Universities

The Universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Oxford, Reading, Sheffield and Wales;

IV. Scottish Universities

The Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St. Andrews;

V. Irish Universities

The Universities of Dublin (Trinity College), the Queen’s University, Belfast and the National University of Dublin;

VI. Pakistan Universities

Any Pakistan University incorporated under any law for the time being in force;

VII. Bangladesh Universities

Any Bangladesh University incorporated under any law for the time being in force.