Informers who provide specific information leading to seizure of goods, seizure of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances or recovery of Central Excise duty, Custom duty, Service Tax or Income Tax, are eligible for rewards from the concerned law Indian Investigating / Intelligence Agencies / Organisations / Organizations / Agency / Department / Body /Bodies fighting Economic & Drug Offences / Crimes (Customs, Foreign Exchange, Central Excise, Income Tax manipulations & drug / narcotics smuggling / trafficking) are functioning under Indian Union Ministry of Finance viz. Central Economic Intelligence Bureau-CEIB, Directorate General of Revenue Intelligence-DGRI or DRI, Directorate of Enforcement-ED, Directorate General of Anti Evasion-DGAE and Directorate General of Income Tax Investigationenforcement agencies. NDPS Act is administered by Narcotics Control Bureau, police, as well as by officers of CBEC (Customs, Central Excise, DRI officers). For information leading to the seizure of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, both NCB and CBEC have their own reward policies. The details of the Reward Schemes are:


S. No   

Scheme by   

Rewards for Detection under 



Customs Act, Central Excise Act, Finance Act (Service Tax), NDPS Act



Income Tax Act




Information given to CEIB will be kept strictly confidential and the informer’s identity will not be disclosed to anybody repeat ANYBODY. However, the reward would be given to the informer by the concerned Law Enforcement Agency which has acted on the information provided by the informer to CEIB; CEIB will co-ordinate for grant of admissible reward (as applicable) to the informer.

Information may be emailed to Additional Director General or sent by post/courier to:

The Additional Director General (EI)
Central Economic Intelligence Bureau
6th Floor, B Wing, Janpath Bhawan
Janpath, New Delhi 110001


However, if the informant wishes to claim reward, he/she should get the information recorded in person, before the officer, which will be kept in sealed cover. This is essential for disbursing the reward to the correct informer.


Informers may also directly provide information to the concerned Enforcement Agency and seek reward from that office.

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