Shri Deepak Shetty is a direct recruit member of the 1980 batch of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS: Customs & Central Excise).  He currently holds the rank of Chief Commissioner, Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax, in his cadre/service.  He is presently assigned as the Director General of Shipping and Additional Secretary, Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India, at Mumbai, since 01.01.2015.

He has over 35 years of first-hand civil service experience at various Group-A / Class-I levels in the Govt. of India.


He has had multiple and varied official assignments in his career, including as Deputy/ Joint Commissioner, Revenue Intelligence, Mumbai, Additional Textile Commissioner, Govt. of India (on central deputation), Mumbai, Additional Commissioner & Commissioner of Customs, CSI Airport, Sahar, Mumbai, Additional Director General, Central Excise & Service Tax Intelligence, West Zone, Mumbai, Commissioner, Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax, Orissa, Bhubaneshwar, Commissioner, Customs, Central Excise & Service Tax, Daman etc.


He is the recipient of the following official decorations in his service career;


Presidential Award of Appreciation Certificate for Specially Distinguished Record of Service (a minima of 15 years of such service is the prescribed qualifying threshold for the said award), bestowed on the Republic Day, 2002. This is the highest formal award granted by the Ministry of Finance, GOI, to it’s civil servants.


Certificate for Meritorious & Sincere Services Rendered, conferred on the International Customs Day, 2002.


Commendation Certificate, for outstanding work, granted by the Central Board of Excise and Customs, Govt. of India, in 1991.


14 other commendation communiques, for meritorious work, presented by the Department of Revenue, GOI, over time.


He has delivered   presentations, from time  to  time,   on issues and concerns  pertaining to anti-money laundering [AML]  and counter terrorist financing [CTF] in various academic institutions, as follows ;


Indian Institute  of Technology -  Bombay [IIT-B].  For the past 5 consecutive  years, w.e.f.  2008, he has been invited, for the purpose, during the annual training program held for Indian Police Service Officers, drawn from across the country,  by the IIT-B, in association with  the Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI, on the theme of ‘Technology in Crime and Crime Prevention’.


Bombay Stock Exchange Training Institute, Mumbai.


National Academy of  Customs, Excise & Narcotics [NACEN].


National Academy of Direct Taxes, Nagpur.


St.Xavier’s College, Mumbai and other academic institutions in Mumbai & Pune.


He has had multiple international experiences in his civil service career, so far, encapsulated herein-below;


He was trained, at Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, in December,2003 & November, 2004, respectively, in international anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing issues, concerns and strategies, by the Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), Sydney, Australia, which is a regional body under the global Financial Action Task Force (affiliated to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development: OECD), Paris, France. These are approved, recognized and supported by the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, Washington, USA. He had then, on being chosen (he was the first officer of the IRS to have been selected for such an international position),  done an official assignment for these organizations as a part of an international team of experts ( he was the law enforcement expert therein) that had evaluated Nepal as a jurisdiction from the perspectives of these financial sector, legal and law enforcement areas, for a fortnight, in February, 2005. Following that, he had, on an invitation of these agencies, made a co-presentation of the report of that team of experts, of which he was a member, in the Annual Meeting, 2005, of the said APG, held at Cairns, Australia, in July, 2005. He has been formally commended by these agencies, through the GOI, for his performances therein.


He had attended, as an official delegate of the Govt. of India, the Annual Conference, 1999, of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation, held at Venice, Italy, in September, 1999.


He had led two official business delegations of the Power loom Development and Export Promotion Council, Mumbai, under the Ministry of Textiles, GOI, as it's Executive Director-cum-Chief Executive Officer and Additional Textile Commissioner, Govt. of India, to Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya, in March, 1998 and to Argentina, Brazil and Trinidad & Tobago, in October,1998.


He was a delegate of the Govt. of India, for the official deliberations between the Govts. of India and Sri Lanka on the Free Trade Agreement on Textiles, held in New Delhi, in April, 2000.


He was also a delegate of the Govt. of India, for the official discussions between the Govts. of India and Australia on the Joint Business Group on Natural Fibres and Textiles, held at New Delhi, in May, 2000.


He has officially represented  India in the 26th Extraordinary Session of the Council and  27th  Regular Session of  the Assembly of the  International Maritime Organization [IMO], London, for a fortnight, during the period 17-30.11.11.  Incrementally, he was also a member of the official Indian delegation to the 108th  & 109th Sessions of the IMO, held at London, on 11 – 14.06.12 & 05-09.11.12, respectively.     


He has also attended, as the official representative of the Ministry of Shipping, GoI, the 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th , 17th  & 18th Plenary Sessions of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS), held at, New York, Djibouti and Dubai, over the past 2 ½  years since December, 2012 and till date.  The CGPCS is a global platform / coalition against piracy & has been constituted through a Special Resolution of the Security Council of the United Nations Organization in February, 2009.


Shri Deepak Shetty

Indian Revenue Service [Customs & Central Excise]
Director General of Shipping & Additional Secretary to the Govt. of India

Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India, Mumbai