BRIEF HISTOY OF
CUSTOMS HOUSE, VISAKHAPATNAM

The Visakhapatnam Custom House was under the administrative control of the Commissioner of Central Excise, Hyderabad till 1956. The Custom House was bifurcated from the Central Excise Commissionerate of Hyderabad and was attached to the Custom House, Madras from 1.1.1957. A Commissionerate of Customs & Central Excise was formed at Visakhapatnam with effect from 6.4.90 vide notification no.15/90-Cus (NT) dated 6.4.90. A separate Commissionerate of Customs was formed at Visakhapatnam in July, 1997 vide notification no.27/97-Cus (NT) dated 7.7.97. The jurisdiction of Visakhapatnam Custom House includes the area covering the Greater Visaer Terminal Ltd. and Container Freight Stations [CFS].

The Custom House is headed by the Commissioner of Customs. All the different functions of the Custom House are attended to by its various departments viz Import-Export, Appraising, EDI, Cash & Accounts, Internal Audit, Docks (Appg), M.C.D., Statistics, Preventive (Rummaging, Intelligence Unit, Warehouse, Docks ), Establishment, Vigilance, Records etc., khapatnam Municipal Corporation limits of Visakhapatnam, Seaport, Airport and Visakhapatnam Special Economic Zone, Visakha Container ltd.


LIST OF OUR PREVIOUS COMMISSIONERS OF COMMISIONERATE OF CUSTOMS & CENTRAL EXCISE
# Shri/Smt. From To
1 B.B. SHARMA 03.04.1990 14.10.1990
2 SURJIT SINGH 15.10.1990 20.04.1992
3 J. SRIDHARAN 21.04.1992 29.05.1995
4 M.V.S. PRASAD 29.05.1995 24.07.1996
5 KAILASH SETHI 25.07.1996 25.05.1997
6 Dr. S.N. BUSI (Addl. charge) 25.05.1997 15.07.1997
COMMISSIONERATE OF CUSTOMS
7 SMT. HEERA RADHA KRISHNAN 16.07.1997 25.05.1999
8 B.NANDA 26.02.1999 28.03.2000
9 A.S.R.NAIR 29.03.2000 19.06.2002
10 S.C.CHOUDHORY 19.06.2002 31.12.2006
11 V.RAMU(Addl. charge) 01.03.2008 22.06.2008
12 RAKESH KUMAR 30.05.2007 29.02.2008
13 MS.R.SHAKUNTALA(Addl. Charge) 01.03.2008 22.06.2008
14 M.PONNUSWAMY 23.06.2008 18.05.2010
15 P.V.R.REDDY 19.05.2010 09.06.2012
16 M.PONNUSWAMY(Addl. Charge) 09.06.2012 25.09.2012
17 P.K.MOHANTY 26.09.2012 22.10.2012
18 M.PONNUSWAMY 22.10.2012 12.08.2013
19 C.RAJENDIRAN 12.08.2013 11.04.2015
20 C.RAJENDIRAN(Principal Commissioner) 11.04.2015 22.11.2016
21 B.HARERAM(Addl. charge) 23.11.2016 07.06.2017
22 DR.DK SRINIVAS 08.06.2017 TILL DATE