NAVI MUMBAI: Shri Vivek Johri, IRS, is the New Chief Commissioner of Jawaharlal Nehru Customs House (JNCH) - the highest revenue collection Customs house in India.
He succeeds Dr. John Joseph, IRS, erstwhile Chief Commissioner of JNCH.
Shri Johri joined the Indian Revenue (Customs & Central Excise) Service in 1985 after completing his BA (Hons) in Economics from Delhi University. On Completion of Probation, he was posted as an Assistant Commissioner at New Customs House, Mumbai. Ever since, he has held position in both field as well as CBEC.
A large part of his career has been spent in the Tax Research Unit of the CBEC where he has worked in various capacities ranging from a Technical Officer to Joint Secretary. During these stints, he has been involved in the preparation of as many as 16 Union Budgets and has also handled work relating to tariff negotiations at the WTO as well as several Preferential or Free Trade Agreements.
He was posted as Minister, (Customs) at the Permanent Mission of India to WTO in Geneva between 2012 and 2016. Prior to his movement to Nhava Sheva, he was posted as Principal Commissioner of Customs, Air Cargo Complex, New Delhi.
Shri Johri participated in a training program on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan in 1993. He has also completed an MBA from the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.
He was awarded the Financial Minister’s Gold Medal for the best probationer of his batch. He has also been conferred the Presidential Award for a Distinguished Record of Service in the year 2000.