NACEN, RTI, Kanpur started its functioning from the office of the Commissioner, Central Excise, Kanpur since Decemberâ€™2002. The Academy organized its first course in the Februaryâ€™2003. Due to Administrative reasons, the present premises i.e. 4th floor, UPSIDC Complex, Lakhanpur, Kanpur was hired for the purpose of Academy w.e.f. 19.01.2004. The Academy also started its Hostel w.e.f. 15.06.2007. Presently Hostel is running in a rented premise near to the office at 266, Lakhanpur Housing Society, Vikas Nagar, Kanpur. Participants are finding very convenient while staying in the hostel. Number of participants attending the courses has also increased due to its availability.
National Academy of Customs Excise & Narcotics or NACEN is the apex institute of Government of India for capacity building in the field of indirect taxation. It also plays a vital role in international capacity building by imparting training to officers of various countries in the field of customs, drug laws and environment protection. NACEN is the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Regional Training Centre (RTC) for Asia Pacific. United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has designated NACEN as a collaboration centre for capacity building in the field of environment protection. In collaboration with United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime (UNODC), NACEN is imparting training on drug law enforcement to various Asian nations. The Government of India has entrusted NACEN the responsibility of knowledge exchange, experience sharing and training with various countries of the world.
Over the years, NACEN has been successfully conducting profession training of the officers of Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise). It has been imparting in-service training to the officers of Government of India across several departments in the field of Customs, Central Excise, Service Tax, Drug Laws, Anti-Money laundering, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Fake Indian Currency Notes, Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS), Intellectual Property Right (IPR) etc.
To create an institution of excellence where people can achieve full potential in their academic, creative, personal, physical, moral and spiritual development.
Progress through Excellence and to meet the highest degree of requirements of the Department through Human Resource Development and to contribute in strengthening of the Nation.