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Presentation on best practices

Customs Cadet Corps

Initiative by
CUSTOM HOUSE, COCHIN

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THE PUBLIC INTERFACE OF CUSTOMS

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS

• ONLY PLACE WHERE DEPARTMENT INTERACTS


DIRECTLY WITH PUBLIC.

• ALL THE PASSENGERS ARE REQUIRED TO PASS


THROUGH CUSTOMS.

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INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS IN INDIA

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Mission- Connect to the Public
• To amplify transition of the Department’s role from that of
an enforcer to a facilitator.

• To develop a platform for the public to get information on


the services and procedures

• To spread a better understanding of the Department's


functioning, among public.

• Need to develop a positive image of the Department .

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Initiative of Cochin Customs

CUSTOMS CADET CORPS

‘Catch them young’- Envisages to groom


school children, give them better
understanding of the working of Customs
Department as well as guide them to be
responsible citizens- spread the word through
the young generation.

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CUSTOMS CADET CORPS
A COCHIN CUSTOMS INITIATIVE

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PILOT PROJECT
• The Pilot project was launched at Government Higher
Secondary School, Mangayil, Maradu, Cochin with the
approval of State Education Department .
• Imparted training to a batch of 21 cadets in the academic
year 2015-16.
• The School is one of the oldest educational institutions in
the locality, celebrating Centenary in 2016-17.

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LOGO and SLOGAN

‘We support-
Safeguarding economic frontiers’

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Cadet profile
Intake from VIII / IX standards.

Sports specifically designed logo


and uniform, enabling easy
identification as Customs Cadet.

Based on performance, on
completion of an year’s training,
shortlisted cadets are to be
designated as ‘Senior Customs
Cadet’ who will be engaged to
guide the next batch.

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Inauguration of the Pilot Project

The project was inaugurated by Sri. K Babu, Hon’ble Minister for Ports,
Excise & Airports, Kerala State, on 13th August 2015, at a well- attended
function held in the school campus.

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Training Regime

Basic lessons of an uniformed service -turn out/parade practice.


Modules covering
• functioning of Customs Department,
• field visits to the Seaport , ocean going vessels, International
Airport
• sea patrolling, involvement in facilitation of international
passengers at the Airport
• training sessions on personality development, communication
skills, self-defence, drug abuse, social responsibility, career
guidance etc.
Handled by officials of Customs and sister Departments like DRI,
Central Excise, specialised trainers willing to associate with socially
relevant projects, retired Officials etc.

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CLASS ROOM SESSIONS

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CLASS ROOM SESSIONS BY EXTERNAL
FACULTY

• Shield- an awareness & self defence workshop for girls n


women
• Learn to Learn- a programme on exam preparation and
memory techniques
• Campus 2 Career- a career guidance session
• Be proud of your child- a parenting workshop

These programs were open to the whole school

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Field sessions- Seaport, Pax vessel, sea patrolling

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Field sessions- Airport, passenger clearance

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Cadets took part in Official functions of
the Custom House
The cadets rubbed shoulders with the uniformed officers of
Customs at the Independence Day 2015 and Republic Day 2016
parades conducted at Custom House, Cochin.
• Independence Day 2015
• <Independence Day 2015

Republic Day 2016>

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International Customs Day 2016
The International Customs Day celebrations of Custom House, Cochin in the
year 2016 was graced by the presence of the
Hon’ble Governor of Kerala, His Excellency Justice ( Retd.) P Sathasivam.

The cadets had the fortune to extend Guard of Honour to the Chief Guest.

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MODE OF OPERATION

ADMINISTRATIVE SIDE

• REGULAR TRAINING SESSIONS ON ALL SATURDAYS.

• EXPENSE MET FROM CONTRIBUTIONS OF STAFF AND RECREATION


CLUB.

• A SOCIETY NAMELY, ’SOCIETY FOR DEVELOPMENT OF CUSTOMS


CADET CORPS’ HAS BEEN REGISTERED UNDER TRAVANCORE
COCHIN LITERARY, SCIENTIFIC & CHARITABLE SOCIETIES ACT,1955.

• EXPENSES IN 2015-16, FOR THE PILOT PROJECT – Rs. 93,000/-

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Schools adopted for the programme in the
Academic Year 2016-17
Sl.No: Schools Training Hub School

1 Govt. H. S. S., Mangayil,


Maradu Govt. Higher
2 Govt. Palace Girls H.S, Secondary School,
Tripunithura Mangayil, Maradu
3 Govt. Sanskrit H S S,
Tripunithura
4 Govt. H S S, North Paravur Govt. Higher
5 Govt. Girls H S S, Secondary School,
North Paravur North Paravur

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Hub Schools

< Govt. Higher Secondary School,


Mangayil, Maradu ( estd.1916 )

Govt. Higher Secondary School, >


North Paravur ( estd.1872/1905)

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WAY FORWARD- at Cochin

• To engage trained specialised faculty for developing


communication skills & personality development.

• To introduce session on Health & First Aid and Swimming


training.

• To introduce programs to create awareness and involvement


of students in Swach-Bharat initiative and protection of
environment.

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SUGGESTIONS

• LAUNCH THIS INITIATIVE AT SELECTED LOCATIONS IN OTHER


STATES.

• C B E C MAY CONSIDER PROVIDING ADMINISTRATIVE


/FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM ITS WELFARE FUND.

• C B E C MAY CONSIDER PROPOSING STATE GOVERNMENT TO


EXTEND GRACE MARKS.

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Core team-
Project ‘’Customs Cadet Corps’’

( L-R) P Venugopalan Nair, N S Dev, Dr. R Santhosh Kumar, Dr. K N Raghavan, N Ajith Kumar, Prasanth K C S,
Bijumon K S, C T Suja

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Thank You

Dr. K N Raghavan
Commissioner of Customs
Custom House, Cochin

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