Under the existing Reward Scheme, Government of India grants handsome rewards
to informers who provide specific information leading to seizure of goods, currency,
bullion or leads to detection of duty evasion including wrong declaration of quantity,
description, value etc. The maximum amount of reward to the informers can be as high as
20% of the value of confiscated goods and penalty realised. The maximum reward in respect
of gold is Rs.50,000/- per Kg., for silver it is Rs. 1,000/- per Kg., for Opium it is Rs.
220/- per Kg., for Heroin it is Rs. 20,000/- per Kg., for Cocaine it is Rs. 40,000/- per
Kg. and for Hashish it is Rs. 400/- per Kg. If the information leads to detection of duty
evasion, maximum reward of 20% of the duty evaded plus 20% of the fine/penalty realised
can be given as reward to the informers.
In case you have any specific information to give you can contact any of the officers of
Customs and Excise Department. Your name and identity will be kept
There is also a provision of sanction of advance reward in suitable cases.