GJEPC organises training & certification program for Kolkata Customs
Left to Right: Mr. Sanjay Singh-Regional Director-Eastern Region, GJEPC; Mr. Prakash Chandra Pincha, Regional Chairman-Eastern Region-GJEPC; Mr. Deep Shekhar, IRS – Principle Commissioner of Customs; Mr. Sydney D’Silva, IRS-Additional Commissioner of Customs; Dr.Tanisha Dutta, Deputy Commissioner of Customs; Mr.Rajnish Meena, Deputy Commissioner of Customs; Mr. Pankaj Parekh- Member-Eastern Region Committee, GJEPC; Mr. Hitesh Verma- Deputy Director-Indian Diamond Institute.
To facilitate the export from the Eastern Region of the country, the GJEPC arranged a weeklong training program on Gold & Jewellery Appraising for the officers of Kolkata Customs. The training was held from January 6-10, 2020 at Kolkata Custom’s Board Room, International Cargo Complex, Kolkata Airport. GJEPC arranged the faculty from Indian Diamond Institute (IDI) Surat to train the officers. Post the training, the certificate distribution ceremony was held in the presence of Shri Deep Sekhar, Principal Commissioner of Customs (Airport), Kolkata as chief guest along with Shri Prakash Chandra Pincha, Regional Chairman, GJEPC – Eastern Region and other trade members. The participation certificate was given by Shri Deep Sekhar. In his speech, he applauded the efforts of GJEPC. He said that customs as a trade facilitator always tries to help the industry in increasing its exports. Such initiatives of trade further strengthen the efforts in the smoothening of exports. The training program comprises identification of color gemstone, diamond grading, purity test of precious metal on XRF Machine and introduction to assaying technique. 33 Customs officers from different levels of Kolkata Customs Commissionerate successfully completed the weeklong training program. Shri Pramod Kumar Agrawal, Chairman, GJEPC, in his message said “Our effort is to further enhance the ease of doing business in the sector and such training initiatives will help upgrade the customs officials on their existing skills. As a high ticket value items, it is necessary, the goods don’t get stuck at any level without any genuine reasons. This will help us to deliver the products to the customers in a timely manner.” Shri Prakash Chandra Pincha, Regional Chairman, GJEPC – Eastern Region said, “Upgrading the skills of customs officials will further smoothen the export of Jewellery from the Kolkata Airport, as the officials will be more competent to examine and appraise Gem & Jewellery Export and Import cargo.”
GJEPC also conducts regular awareness and training workshops across the gem and jewellery clusters in India. The trade members are made aware of the latest policies and schemes offered by the Government. Through skill up-gradation programs, GJEPC’s effort is to help the members improve their contribution to the growth of the industry.