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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 2782.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3664.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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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

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Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST and UGST) - Latest Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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Clarification on Inter-state movement of rigs, tools and spares, and all goods on wheels [like cranes].
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/320/2017-TRU (Pt ); Dated 22.11.2017]
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2. 

Issue related to classification and GST rate on Terracotta idols.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/320/2017-TRU (Pt); Dated 22.11.2017]
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3. 

Clarification on taxability of custom milling of paddy.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/263/2017-TRU; Dated 20.11.2017]
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Clarification on refund of unutilized input tax credit of GST paid on inputs in respect of exporters of fabrics.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/320/2017-TRU-Pt.1; Dated 16.11.2017]
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5. 

Extension of time limit for submitting the declaration in FORM GST TRAN-1 under rule 120A of the Central Goods and Service Tax Rules, 2017.
[CGST Orders: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST; Dated 15.11.2017]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Clarification on Customs (Import of Goods at Concessional Rate of Duty) Rules, 2017.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 450/28/2016-Cus.IV; Dated 08.12.2017]
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2. 

Exchange Rates - Supercedes the notification No. 110/2017-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 16th November, 2017.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2017-Cus.V; Dated 07.12.2017]
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3. 

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. 467/01/2017-Cus.V; Dated 30.11.2017]
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Appointment of Special Adjudicators - Appoints officer mentioned in the Table to exercise the powers and discharge duties conferred or imposed on officers mentioned in the Table in respect of Noticees mentioned in the Table, for purpose of adjudication of show cause notice mentioned therein.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 437/03/2017-Cus.IV; Dated 28.11.2017]
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5. 

Drawing of samples for the purpose of grant of drawback.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 609/13/2017-DBK; Dated 27.11.2017]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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Procedure for manual disbursal of budgetary support under Goods and Service Tax Regime to the units located in States of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and North East including Sikkim.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 116/15/2017-CX-3; Dated 30.11.2017]
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2. 

Procedure for manual disbursal of budgetary support under Goods and Service Tax Regime to the units located in States of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and North East including Sikkim.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 116/15/2017-CX-3; Dated 27.11.2017]
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3. 

The Central Excise (Appeals) Amendment Rules, 2017.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 116/33/2017-CX.3; Dated 23.11.2017]
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4. 

Procedure regarding appeal at a higher fora after Department has lost in two previous stages.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 390/Misc/69/2017-JC; Dated 07.11.2017]
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5. 

(a) appoints the officers mentioned in the Table as the Central Excise officers; (b) vests such officers with all powers under the Central Excise Act, 1944 and the rules made thereunder and the Finance Act, 1994 and the rules made thereunder; and (c) assigns - (i) such Central Excise officers mentioned in the Table, and (ii) Principal Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax or Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax; (iii) Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax (Audit); and (iv) Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax (Appeals), with the jurisdiction mentioned in the said Table, for the purpose mentioned in the said Table.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 137/13/2017-Service Tax; Dated 17.10.2017]
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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. 39/CH(EC)/2017; Dated 08.12.2017]
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2. 

Posting of the Probationers of 68th Batch of Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise) Group 'A' as Assistant Cmmissioner of Custotoms GST & Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22013/09/2017-Ad.ll ; Dated 01.12.2017]
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3. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 38/CH(EC)/2017; Dated 01.12.2017]
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4. 

Promotes Shri Nishith Goyal to the grade of Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise in the Pay scale of Rs. 37400-67000 with Grade Pay of Rs. 10000/- (Pre-revised) against the panel year 2010-11 on provisional and ad-hoc basis, notionally w.e.f. the date of promotion of Shri Shrikant S. Patil, his immediate junior.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/29/2015-Ad.II; Dated 01.12.2017]
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5. 

Posts 3 IRS (C&CE) officers with CX Wing of CBEC on loan basis with immediate effect, till 31.03.2018.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/36/2017-Ad.II; Dated 30.11.2017]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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05-12-2017

Sir,

A) In terms of section 80 of the Customs Act 1962 and basing on the request of the passenger, articles in baggage were detained for re-export. But after a few days of detention, passengers changes their intention of re-export and wants read more »

Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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CLASSIFICATION OF OFLOXACIN ACID (O-ACID).

30-10-2017

As per the Notification No. 35/2017-Cus. (ADD), dated 13-07-2017, Anti-Dumping Duty (ADD) has been levied on import of Ofloxacin Acid (O-Acid) originating in, or exported from, the People's Republic of China. The said goods is specified in column (3) of the table of the said notification falling read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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'Petrol, realty should come under GST’.

15-12-2017

New Delhi: The GST Council will consider bringing electricity, petroleum products and some other items under the ambit of GST in future, Bihar finance minister Sushil Modisaid here. “Electricity, real estate, stamp duty and petroleum products should become part of GST. This would be our (GST Council) read more »

TT champ busted at airport with 3.9kg of banned drug worth ?60L.

15-12-2017

Mumbai: A 19-year-old national-level table tennis player from Mizoram has been caught at the international terminal of Mumbai airport with 3.9kg methaqualone, a banned psychotropic substance. The quantity is worth around Rs 60 lakh.

The narcotics control bureau (NCB) has identified the arrested teen read more »

Proposed direct tax law could trim value of life insurers by 25%.

13-12-2017

Mumbai: The proposed new direct tax law will be a setback to shareholders and customers of life insurance companies. According to global actuarial and consulting firm Milliman, the embedded value — a valuation measure for life companies — is expected to drop by 25%. Embedded value is 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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