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    (1) All officers of Police, Railways, Customs, and those officers engaged in the collection of land revenue, including village officers, officers of State tax and officers of Union territory tax shall assist the proper officers in the implementation of this Act.
    (2) The Government may, by notification, empower and require any other class of officers to assist the proper officers in the implementation of this Act when called upon to do so by the Commissioner.

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    72.1.    Introduction
    The provision requires all officers of Police, Railways, Customs and those officers engaged in the collection of land revenue including village officers, officers of state and union territory tax to assist the proper officers in the implementation of this Act.
    72.2.    Analysis
    Below officers are empowered and required when called upon, to assist the proper officer in execution of this act:
    •    All officers of Police,
    •    Railway Officer,  •     Customs Officer
    •    Officer of State & Union Territory tax.
    •    Officers engaged in the collection of land revenue including village officers,
    Even the Government may issue notification empowering and requiring any other class of officer to assist the proper officers, if required by the Commissioner.
    72.3.    Comparative review
    Name of Statue     Central 1944     Excise     Act     Finance Act 1944
    Section Reference     Sec 15             Sec 14 of Central Excise Act read with Sec 83 of Finance Act 1944
    72.4.    FAQs
    Q1. Which are the officers empowered under an obligation to assist the CGST officers in the implementation of the Act?
    Ans. All officers of Police, Railway, Custom, State/Central officer engaged in collection of GST and Land Revenue, Village officers, are empowered and are required to assist the proper officers to carry out the provisions of the Act.
    Q2.     Can the Commissioner call upon any other officer for assistance?
    Ans. In terms of section 72(2) of the Act, the Government may issue notification empowering or requiring any other class of officer to assist the proper officers under this act, if required by the Commissioner.
    72.5.    MCQs
    Q1.     The __________ officer is empowered to assist the proper officer.
    (a)    Registrar of Companies
    (b)    Health
    (c)    CBI
    (d)    Railway
    Ans.  (d) Railway
    Q2.      __________ Officer is not empowered to assist the proper officer u/s 72(1) of the Act.
    (a)    Police
    (b)    Custom
    (c)    State Excise
    (d)    Railway
    Ans.  (c) State Excise

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