Raipur Commissionerate came in to existence in July 1991 as a result of bifurcation of Indore Commissionerate vide notification No. 22/91 (NT) and Trade Notice No. 70/91 dated 18th July 1991. Initially the Commissionerate comprised of 5 divisions namely Raipur, Bhilai, Bilaspur, Jabalpur and Satna. The number of Divisions increased from 5 to 7 due to creation of new divisions viz. Bhilai II and Chhindwara in the year 1994 and 1996 respectively. Consequent upon formation of new Central Excise Commissionerate Indore – II (renamed as Bhopal Commissionerate) in July 1997, Jabalpur and Chhindwara Divisions were excluded from Raipur Commissionerate and merged with Bhopal Commissionerate. Subsequently Satna Division was also excluded from Raipur Commissionerate w.e.f. from 1.11.2002 and merged with the Bhopal Commissionerate. The jurisdiction of Raipur Commissionerate at present extends to whole Chhattisgarh state.
Raipur Commissionerate covers territorial area of 135236 Sq. K. M. covering the whole of the State of Chhattisgarh consisting of 16 revenue districts. For smooth functioning and administrative control the Commissionerate is divided into four Divisions namely Raipur, Bhilai – I, Bhilai – II and Bilaspur. Jurisdiction of the Divisions are as under:
|S. No.||NAME OF DIVISION||JURISDICTION|
|1.||Raipur Division (Hqrs. Raipur)||Raipur, Dhamtari, Mahasamund, Dantewada and Kanker revenue districts of state of Chhattisgarh.|
|2.||Bhilai Division – I (Hqrs. Bhilai)||M/s. B.S.P., Bhilai and Bhilai Township of Durg district, Rajnandgaon, Kawardha, Bastar revenue districts of Chhattisgarh State excluding the jurisdiction of division II, Bhilai.|
|3.||Bhilai Division - II (Hqrs. Bhilai)||Remaining part of Durg revenue district of Chhattisgarh State.|
|4.||Bilaspur Division (Hqrs. Bilaspur)||Bilaspur, Korea, Raigarh, Janjgir-Champa, Jashpur, Korba & Sarguja revenue districts of State of Chhattisgarh|