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Directorate general of systems & data management



NEW DELHI - 110021


Dated: 27th December, 10

All Commissioners of Customs

All Commissioners of Customs and Central Excise



Madam/ Sir,

Subject:- Provisioning of IT Infrastructure by Custodians of Customs Stations as per " Handling of Cargo in Customs Area Regulations" - reg.


Please refer to this office instructions of even No. dated 12th October, 10 regarding salient features of "CBEC Partner Connectivity Solution".


2.         The "CBEC Partner Connectivity Solution", which provides connectivity and infrastructure solution for ICDs/ CFSs not covered under CBEC WAN/ LAN Project and other agencies requiring connectivity with CBEC Data Center, has been revised based on the fresh requirements emerging from the customs field formations. Certain important changes made in the said document are as follows:


    a)     Use of Windows PC directly with a Line Printer without the use of Linux based Print Server is not recommended.

    b)    Compatibility matrix detailing a list of make/ model of equipment already tried and found working has been specified.

    c)     Connectivity options have been elaborated.

For further details you may kindly refer to the revised document and Compatibility Matrix (Annexure A1) which are enclosed. It may be noted that this matrix is based on experience till date and may revision in future based on further experience. In addition the formats for Non-disclosure agreement which CBEC Partners are to sign with the jurisdictional Commissioner of Customs and the Infrastructure Check List are also enclosed. 


3.         These documents are also available at and The details of the revised 'CBEC Partner Connectivity Solution' may be shared with ICD/CFS and other agencies within your jurisdiction which require connectivity with CBEC Data Center. In case of any doubts/ suggestions you may contact or

Yours sincerely,

Encl: As above


(Pankaj K. Singh)

Joint Director(Systems)


Annexure-A:   CBEC Partner Connectivity Solution

Annexure-A1: Compatibility Matrix

Annexure-B:  Non-Disclosure Agreement

Annexure-C:  Custodian Infrastructure Check List


Copy to:

All Systems Managers of Customs/ Customs and Central Excise

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