Daughter of soil Dr Anchita Pandoh brings laurels to J&K; bags prestigious award from World Customs Organization

Hurling into times when the women in our society are fast catching up with the challenges of domestic and professional lives, we often come across examples setting precedence for the society.

On the occasion of International Customs Day 2020 celebrated in New Delhi on 27th January 2020, we saw a daughter of soil, Dr Anchita Pandoh an Indian Revenue Services officer setting precedence in a field hitherto considered a male bastion.

Dr Anchita Pandoh, an Indian Revenue Officer of 2013 batch was awarded this President’s Appreciation and World Customs Organization Certificate (WCO) of Merit for 2020 for her exemplary contribution and integrity as a Customs official.

In the event marked to celebrate World Customs Day, in New Delhi Dr Anchita Pandoh was felicitated as a representative from India for rendering exceptional service to the international Customs community. In an organizational profile as Deputy Commissioner in Delhi Customs Zone at Indira Gandhi International Airport she is credited with many outstanding customs activity while preventing multiple smuggling attempts.

The President’s Appreciation and World Customs Organization Certificate was awarded to her by the chief guest of event Sh Anurag Singh Thakur, Hon’ble Minister of State for Finance

Dr Anchita Pandoh married to Sh Saurabh Kumar is the daughter of Sh Raman Kumar Pandoh and Dr Nidhi Pandoh of Jammu. She is an alumnus of St Mary’s Presentation Convent School and Government Medical College Jammu. Having cleared the Civil Services Examination in 2012 she is presently posted as Deputy Commissioner in Delhi Customs Zone at Indira Gandhi International Airport.

International Customs Day falls on the 26th of Jan and is being observed on the 27th of January in India. It commemorates the day in 1953 when the inaugural session of the Customs Cooperation Council (CCC) was held in Brussels, Belgium. In 1994 the CCC was renamed World Customs Organization (WCO) – An autonomous organisation to enhance the efficacy and effectiveness of the customs administrations all across the world. Every year WCO has a theme for its members and this year WCO is dedicating 2020to the contribution of Customs towards a sustainable future where social, economic, health and environmental needs are at the heart of our actions, with the slogan “Customs fostering Sustainability for People, Prosperity and the Planet”.

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