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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3067.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3809.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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H = Gazetted Holidays
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List of Holidays

D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.07.2017    5%
01.01.2017    4%
01.07.2016    2%
01.01.2016    0%
01.01.2016 125%
01.07.2015 119%
01.01.2015 113%
01.07.2014 107%
01.01.2014 100%
01.07.2013   90%
01.01.2013   80%

Rates of Dearness Allowance

Rates of Interest on GPF

Effective Dates Interest Rates
01.07.2016 08.10%
01.04.2013 08.70%
01.04.2012 08.80%
01.04.2011 08.60%
01.04.2003 08.00%
01.04.2002 09.00%
01.04.2001 09.50%

Rates of Interest on GPF

Referencer for Air Customs Officers (Second Edition)

A Complete Collection of All the Government of India’s & CBEC's Orders on the Clearance of International Passengers and Baggage at Airports and Seaports
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Referencer for Import Docks Officers (First Edition)

An Exhaustive Collection of All the Government of India’s, CBEC's and Local Commissionerate's Orders on the Clearance of Containerized Cargo Imported at Docks, CFSs and ICDs
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Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST and UGST) - Latest Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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Clarifications regarding GST in respect of certain services.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/17/2018-TRU; Dated 12.02.2018]
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Proper officer under sections 73 and 74 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 and under the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 349/75/2017-GST; Dated 09.02.2018]
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3. 

Postpones the coming into force of the e-way bill rules.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST(Pt.); Dated 02.02.2018]
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4. 

Amends Notification No. 45/2017-Union Territory Tax (Rate).
[UTGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/1/2018-TRU; Dated 25.01.2018]
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5. 

Amends Notification No. 1/2017-Union Territory Tax (Rate).
[UTGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/1/2018-TRU; Dated 25.01.2018]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Providing the CDR & customer Details.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 394/21/2018-Cus (AS); Dated 16.02.2018]
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2. 

Tariff Value - Further amends the notification No. 36/2001-Customs (N.T.) dated the 3rd August, 2001 [S.O. 748(E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 467/01/2018 -Cus.V; Dated 15.02.2018]
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3. 

Exchange Rates - Superseds the Notification No. 11/2018-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 1st February, 2018.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2018-Cus.V; Dated 15.02.2018]
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4. 

Further amends the notification No. 50/2017-Customs, dated the 30th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 785(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/33/2018-TRU; Dated 12.02.2018]
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5. 

Extending eSANCHIT application on all EDI locations.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 450/16/2015-Cus.IV; Dated 07.02.2018]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Orders of Supreme Court, High Courts and CESTAT accepted by the Department and on which no review petitions, SLPs have been filed.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 116/2/2018-CX.3; Dated 16.02.2018]
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2. 

Amends notification No. 11/2017-Central Excise dated 30th June, 2017.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/04/2018-TRU; Dated 02.02.2018]
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3. 

Amends notification No. 8/2018-Central Excise dated 02nd February, 2018.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/04/2018-TRU; Dated 02.02.2018]
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4. 

Amends notification No. 7/2018-Central Excise dated 02nd February, 2018.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/04/2018-TRU; Dated 02.02.2018]
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5. 

Exempts high speed diesel oil blended with alkylesters of long chain fatty acids obtained from vegetablesoils, commonly known as bio-diesels, up to 20% by volume, that is, a blend, consisting 80% or more of high speed diesel oil from the additional duty of excise (road and infrastructure cess) levied under clause 110 of the Finance Bill 2018.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/04/2018-TRU; Dated 02.02.2018]
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Service Tax - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Reassignment of cases pending as on 30-6-2017 with the Commissioner of Central Excise and Service Tax (Appeals).
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/13/2017-Service Tax; Dated 17.10.2017]
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2. 

Certain transitional issues arising with respect to payment of service tax after 30th June 2017.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/16/2017-Service Tax; Dated 28.09.2017]
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3. 

The Service Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2017.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/18/2017-Service Tax; Dated 22.06.2017]
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4. 

Further amends the notification No.25/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012 [G.S.R. 467(E)].
[Notifications: F.No. 354/75/2017-TRU; Dated 04.05.2017]
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5. 

Extends the date of submission of the Form ST-3 for the period from 1st October 2016 to 31st March 2017, from 25th April, 2017 to 30th April, 2017.
[Orders: F.No. 137/99/2011-Service Tax; Dated 25.04.2017]
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Others - Latest C.B.E. & C Orders on Promotions, Transfers, etc.
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1. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 7/CH(EC)/2018; Dated 16.02.2018]
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2. 

Posts Shri Sharad Chandra Srivastava, IRS (C&CE: 2002/1907), Additional Commissioner, Ghaziabad GST & CX Commissionerate, as OSD (Anti-Smuggling) in CBEC on loan basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/12/2017-Ad.II; Dated 15.02.2018]
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3. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 6/CH(EC)/2018; Dated 09.02.2018]
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4. 

Orders empanclment/ promotion of Shri J.S. Chandrasekhar, an officer of the IRS (C&CE), to the grade of Joint Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise on regular basis with effect from 01.04.2002 against the panel year 2002-03.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. C-18011/02/2018-Ad.II; Dated 09.02.2018]
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5. 

Extends the loan period of Shri Anuj Gogia, IRS (C&CE: 1992) with Enforcement Directorate for a period of three (03) months beyond 23.01.2018.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/103/2015-Ad.ll; Dated 08.02.2018]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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07-01-2018

Sir,

A) In terms of sub-section (1) of section 102 of customs Act 1962, when any officer of Customs is about to search any person -----the officer of customs shall, if such person so requires, take him without unnecessary delay to the read more »

Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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Simply junk the entire GST law.

27-11-2017

Last week, Sushil Modi, a key Member of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, said 80 per cent of all issues relating to GST rates had been ad­dressed, with only a few more rate changes before the next financial year begins. He also read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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College entrance tests won’t incur GST.

19-01-2018

All exams conducted by educational institutions and services related to them will be exempted from GST. This means, college entrance exams will be outside the ambit of GST. Further, vehicles used to transport students, faculty and staff schools have been exempted.

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More GST relief: Rates cut on 29 goods & 53 services - Govt Signals Move Towards 1-Stage Filing.

19-01-2018

New Delhi: The Centre and states on Thursday decided to reduce goods and services tax rates on over 80 items, while deciding to start the move towards a single-stage filing instead of the current three stage form, in what is seen as the biggest read more »

Govt banks on 2 tools to crack whip on GST evaders - Hopeful Of 25% Increase In Tax Mop-Up From Next Fiscal

19-01-2018

New Delhi: The government is hoping to raise its goods and services tax (GST) collections by almost 25% by cracking the whip on evaders from April by reintroducing the reverse charge mechanism that will help it track transactions. The “anti-evasion” measure will be in read more »

Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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CBI registers 5 graft cases against customs officials.

14-12-2017

Mumbai: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered five corruption cases against customs officials, including five examiners attached to the air cargo complex at Sahar, a customs house clearing agent and three importers for allegedly evading duty of more than Rs 17 lakh in the import of read more »


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