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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 4581.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 5421.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.07.2019    17%
01.01.2019    12%
01.07.2018    9%
01.01.2018    7%
01.07.2017    5%
01.01.2017    4%
01.07.2016    2%
01.01.2016    0%

Rates of Dearness Allowance

Rates of Interest on GPF

Effective Dates Interest Rates
01.01.2018 07.60%
01.07.2017 07.80%
01.04.2017 07.90%
01.04.2016 08.10%
01.04.2013 08.70%

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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1. 

Clarification related to supply of grant of alcoholic liquor license.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/136/2019-TRU; Dated 11.10.2019]
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2. 

Clarification on the effective date of explanation inserted in notification No. 11/2017- CTR dated 28.06.2017, Sr. No. 3(vi).
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/136/2019-TRU; Dated 11.10.2019]
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3. 

Clarification regarding taxability of supply of securities under Securities Lending Scheme, 1997.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/136/2019-TRU; Dated 11.10.2019]
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4. 

Clarification regarding determination of place of supply in case of software/design services related to Electronics Semi-conductor and Design Manufacturing (ESDM) industry.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/136/2019-TRU; Dated 11.10.2019]
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5. 

Clarification on applicability of GST exemption to the DG Shipping approved maritime courses conducted by Maritime Training Institutes of India.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/136/2019-TRU; Dated 11.10.2019]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Further amends the notification No. 63/1994-Customs (N.T.), dated the 21st November, 1994 [S.O. 830(E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 550/08/2019-LC; Dated 18.10.2019]
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2. 

Exchage rates - Superceds the notification No. 72/2019-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 3rd October, 2019.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2019-Cus.V; Dated 17.10.2019]
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3. 

Appointment of Special Adjudicators - Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority by DGRI.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. DRI/HQ-CI/50D/CAA-43/2019-CI; Dated 16.10.2019]
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4. 

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. 467/01/2019-Cus.V; Dated 15.10.2019]
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5. 

Flat rolled product of steel, plated or coated with alloy of Aluminium and Zinc - Anti-dumping duty on the import of ‘Flat rolled product of steel, plated or coated with alloy of Aluminium and Zinc’, falling under headings 7210, 7212, 7225 and 7226, originating in, or exported from China PR, Vietnam and Korea RP.
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/109/201-TRU; Dated 15.10.2019]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 267/78/2019/CX.8-Pt-III; Dated 25.09.2019]
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2. 

Circular on Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 267/78/2019/CX.8-Pt-III; Dated 27.08.2019]
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3. 

Further amends the notification No. 11/2017-Central Excise, dated the 30th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 793(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/102/2015-TRU (Pt.-III); Dated 23.08.2019]
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4. 

The Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme Rules, 2019.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 67/78/19-CX8 (Pt III); Dated 21.08.2019]
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5. 

Appoints the 1st of September, 2019 as the date on which the Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019 shall come into force.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 267/78/19-CX.8(Pt III); Dated 21.08.2019]
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Service Tax - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Provisions in the Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004 regarding reversal of credit.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/32/2014-Service Tax; Dated 05.07.2019]
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2. 

Taxability of the service of access to a road or bridge in the period 8-11-2016 to 1-12-2016.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/3/2016-Service Tax(Part-I); Dated 21.05.2019]
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3. 

Directs the service tax payable under section 66B of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), on the services provided by training providers (project implementation agencies) under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana under the Ministry of Rural Development by way of offering skill or vocational training courses certified by the National Council for Vocational Training, in the said period, but for the said practice, shall not be required to be paid.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/14/2018-Service Tax; Dated 06.03.2019]
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4. 

Applicability of Service Tax on Asian Development Bank (ADB) and International Finance Corporation (IFC).
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 354/321/2018-TRU; Dated 15.01.2019]
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5. 

Directs the service tax payable under section 66B of the Finance Act, 1994, on the services by way of granting of "right of way" by "local authorities", as defined in sub-section (7) of section 3 of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, in the period commencing on and from the lst day of July, 2012 and ending with the 30th day of June, 2017, but for the practice, shall not be required to be paid.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/12/2018-Service Tax; Dated 30.11.2018]
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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. 43/CH(IC)/2019; Dated 18.10.2019]
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2. 

Selection of Shri Manish Kulhary, Joint Commissioner in Indian Team for participating in the 2019 Young Senior World Team Championship scheduled to be held in Miami, USA from 20th to 25th October, 2019.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.32017/121/2019-Ad.II; Dated 17.10.2019]
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3. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 42/CH(IC)/2019; Dated 12.10.2019]
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4. 

Temporary attachment of Shri Satyendra Mathuria, IRS (C&CE: 2001) [Emp Id: 1645], Additional Commissioner.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.32017/61/2019-Ad.II; Dated 11.10.2019]
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5. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 41/CH(IC)/2019; Dated 04.10.2019]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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15-09-2019

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In the cases of seizure of foreign currency or Indian currency at airports by Customs officers, the normal practice followed is issuance of notice under Customs Act, by treating it as import or export of prohibited goods and read more »

Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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Exporters still face various problems.

09-09-2019

Last week, Manmohan Singh, the former Prime Minister and Noted Economist, expressed worry on the economic situation. And, asked the Government to engage with thinking minds to take it out of a man-made crisis. He mainly blamed demonetisation and hastily implemented Goods and Services Tax (GST) for read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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Air hostess caught with 4kg gold dust in baggage.

20-10-2019

Mumbai: An air hostess with a private carrier was arrested by Customs at Mumbai airport on Saturday for trying to smuggle in 4kg of gold dust worth Rs 1 crore from Dubai. Sanna Pathan (30) was on duty when she was caught by the Air Intelligence Unit read more »

HC relief for Adani in import overvaluation case.

18-10-2019

 

Mumbai: A Bombay high court order has brought to a halt an overseas investigation by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence into the Rs 29,000-crore overvaluation of Indonesian coal imports by the Adani Group.

The high court quashed all Letters Rogatory (LR) sent by read more »

Man flies into Mum with Rs.2.7cr watch, lands in jail.

18-10-2019

Mumbai: The air intelligence unit (AIU) of customs has arrested a Vile Parle resident for smuggling in a watch costing crores.

The AIU on Wednesday intercepted Kavinkumar Mehta (24) after he landed in Mumbai from Bangkok. On suspicion, detectives searched his baggage and found read more »

Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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Govt fires 22 more revenue babus for graft, cites ‘public interest’.

27-08-2019

New Delhi: The Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs has cited “public interest” to compulsorily retire 22 superintendent-rank officers under Fundamental Rule 56J, taking the tally of revenue officers to be sacked in recent months to 49.

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Latest Judgements - SC Judgements on Service Matters
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21-08-2018 KUDRAT SANDHU Vs UNION OF INDIA

Service Matter - Regarding the CESTAT, it would be inappropriate to interpret service rules such that a Member (J) upon assuming office would have a tenure expiring after five years if it falls before attaining the age of 62 years - Hence the clarification issued for the ITAT is also applicable to members of the CESTAT - Regarding members of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT), they would hold office until attainment of 65 years of age - However, chairpersons of the AFT who also served as judges of the Apex Court, would serve in such capacity till the age of 70 years - Lastly, regarding the Central Administrative Tribunal, the old service rules would apply.

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16-07-2018 KUDRAT SANDHU Vs UNION OF INDIA

Service Matter - Appointment of Tribunal Members - Clarifies that the retirement age for Technical Member of ITAT will be 62 and 65 for the President of the Tribunal.

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