Out of the existing 93 Central Excise Commissionerates in India, Aurangabad, is one of the Central Excise Commissionerate which come in existence during 1983. These Commissionerates are entrusted with the task of collection of duties in notified territorial jurisdiction of Commissionerate and related administrative functions. The primary function of a Central Excise Commissionerate is to implement Central Excise Act, 1944 and Rules framed there under and the various provisions of Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985 as well as other allied acts passed by the Parliament of India under which duty of Central Excise or other such duties which are levied and collected in the manner in which Central Excise duties are levied and collected. For discharging the functions of the Commissionerate, it is divided into different branches and field formations.
The Aurangabad Commissionerate office is situated at Town Centre, N-5, CIDCO, Aurangabad in the Government building. The Aurangabad Commissionerate, since it was carved out of jurisdiction of Pune commissionerate in 1983, but started physical functioning in 1984, has evolved and metamorphosed over the time. The commissionerate had total C. Excise revenue of Rs. 180 crores in 1983-84. Whereas now as per 2007-08 the total excise revenue is increased to Rs. 829 crores.
The Aurangabad commissionerate, when it formed was consisting of Aurangabad, Ahmadnagar, Jalna, Nanded, Beed, Hingoli, Parbhani, Latur, Osmanabad, Solapur, Nashik, Dhule and Jalgaon Districts of Maharashtra. Further, Solapur district was separated and included in Pune-III Commissionerate in 1996, Nashik Commissionerate was formed by separating Nashik, Dhule, Jalgon and Nandurbar district in 2002.