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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 4831.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 5704.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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List of Holidays

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

Referencer for GST Acts 2018
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A Collection of the Goods and Services Tax Acts as amended from time to time.

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Referencer for Air Customs Officers
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A Complete Collection of All the Government of India’s & CBIC's Orders on the Clearance of International Passengers and Baggage at Airports and Seaports
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Referencer for Import Docks Officers
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Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST and UGST) - Latest Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Extends the one-time amnesty scheme to file all FORM GSTR-1 from July 2017 to November, 2019 till 17th January, 2020.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/07/2019-GST (Pt. II); Dated 10.01.2020]
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2. 

Brings into force certain provisions of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2019 to amend the IGST Act, 2017.
[IGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/09/2019-GST; Dated 01.01.2020]
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3. 

Amends the transition plan for the UTs of J&K and Ladakh.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/07/2019-GST (Pt. II); Dated 01.01.2020]
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4. 

Amends the CGST Rules.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/07/2019-GST (Pt. II); Dated 01.01.2020]
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5. 

Brings into force certain provisions of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2019 to amend the CGST Act, 2017.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/09/2019-GST; Dated 01.01.2020]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Levy and Collection of Social Welfare Surcharge (SWS) on imports under various schemes such as Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS), Services Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) etc.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 605/6/2019-DBK; Dated 10.01.2020]
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2. 

CVD on the import of “Continuous Cast Copper Wire Rods” falling under heading 7408 of the Customs Tariff Act, originating in or exported from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
[Others: F.No. 354/121/2019-TRU; Dated 08.01.2020]
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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-50/2019-CI; Dated 06.01.2020]
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4. 

Appointment of Special Adjudicators - Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority by DGRI.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. DRI/HQ-CI/50D/CAA-48/2019-CI; Dated 06.01.2020]
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5. 

Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority for the purpose of adjudication of SVB SCNs issued to M/s Cisco Commerce India Private Limited, Bangalore.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 459/21/2019-Cus.IV; Dated 06.01.2020]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Amends notification No. 11/2017-Central Excise dated 30-06-2017, so as to align it with amended Fourth Schedule to Central Excise Act.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/207/2019-TRU; Dated 31.12.2019]
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2. 

Amends Fourth Schedule of Central Excise Act 1944.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 267/133/2019-CX.8; Dated 31.12.2019]
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3. 

Extends the SVLDRS 2019.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 267/78/19-CX.8(Pt III); Dated 31.12.2019]
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4. 

Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 267/78/2019-CX.8 (Pt.III); Dated 12.12.2019]
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5. 

Central Government specifies more enactments to which the Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019 applies.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 267/78/19-CX-8(Pt. III); Dated 04.12.2019]
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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. 

Allocation of work among Members of CBIC.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. C-50/25/2000-Ad.II; Dated 10.01.2020]
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2. 

Appointment of Shri Shaukat Ali as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Chairman CBIC.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32017/61/2019-Ad.II; Dated 08.01.2020]
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3. 

Grants of NFSG to Shri G. Arun Richard Elisha, IRS(C&CE).
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/13/2019-Ad.II (Pt.); Dated 06.01.2020]
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4. 

Reliving order of Shri Abhishek Chandra Gupta, IRS(C&CE:2007/3238 as OSD to Chariman CBIC.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32017/61/2019-Ad.II; Dated 06.01.2020]
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5. 

Promotion to the grade of Chief Commissioner/director General of Customs & Central Excise - Corrigendum.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/20/2019-Ad.II; Dated 02.01.2020]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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13-11-2019

Sir,

Could you please provide a copy of Point 6(E) of Chapter IV of Volume III of Appraising Manual regarding difference of weight within 1% of declared weight of cargo is permitted for clearance.

thx

kamblebd supdt (P)

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Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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OPTION TO PAY FINE IN LIEU OF CONFISCATION UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE CUSTOMS ACT, 1962.

01-11-2019

Introduction

Fine means inter alia "a sum of money required to be paid especially to the Government as a penalty for an offence". Whenever any goods are confiscated under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962 after due process of adjudication, the read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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Exports shrink for 5th month, imports also down by 8.8%.

16-01-2020

New Delhi: The country’s exports contracted for the fifth consecutive month in December, dragged down by a decline in shipments of plastics, gems & jewellery, leather products and chemicals.

Official data showed on Wednesday that exports fell 1.8% to 27.4 billion in December, while read more »

1,200 exporters seeking GST refunds missing - Role Of 50 Customs Brokers Under Tax Dept Scanner.

16-01-2020

New Delhi: A probe by goods and services tax (GST) authorities has revealed that nearly 1,200 exporters, who had made refund claims of Rs 350 crore, were untraceable. The latest findings indicated that the problem of bogus and fraudulent claims and refunds may be more widespread than read more »

GST messy, disruptive in short run: Fin panel member.

16-01-2020

Kolkata: Member of 15th Finance Commission and former chief economic adviser to the Centre, Ashok Lahiri, has slammed the goods and services tax (GST) as it could be “messy and disruptive in the short run”. He has also indicated that the economy needs some corrective action.

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Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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Retd excise official gets 3 yrs for excess income.

26-11-2019

Mumbai: A retired excise official and his wife were convicted recently for amassing assets worth Rs 75 lakh disproportionate to his known sources of income from 1992 to 2003.

Chembur residents Ashok Kumar Chaudhary (72), a former additional commissioner, was sentenced to three years read more »

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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