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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 6562.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 9041.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.01.2020    21%
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
01.07.2019 07.90%
01.10.2018 08.00%
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. 

Ninth amendment (2020) to CGST Rules.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBEC-20/13/01/2019-GST; Dated 30.07.2020]
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2. 

Amends Notification no. 13/2020-Central Tax in order to amend the class of registered persons for the purpose of e-invoice.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBEC-20/13/01/2019-GST; Dated 30.07.2020]
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3. 

Extends the due date for filing FORM GSTR-4 for financial year 2019-2020.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBEC-20/01/09/2019-GST; Dated 13.07.2020]
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4. 

Eighth amendment (2020) to CGST Rules.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBEC-20/06/08/2020-GST; Dated 01.07.2020]
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5. 

Amends notification no. 52/2020-Central Tax in order to provide conditional waiver of lat fees for the period from July, 2017 to July, 2020.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBEC-20/06/08/2020-GST; Dated 30.06.2020]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Seeks to amend notification No. 50/2017-Customs dated 30th June, 2017 so as to exempt goods for KKNP 5 and 6.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/60/2020-TRU; Dated 07.08.2020]
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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. 467/01/2020-Cus.V; Dated 07.08.2020]
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3. 

Exchage Rates - Supercedes the notification No. 55/2020-Customs (N.T.), dated 2nd July, 2020.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2020-Cus.V; Dated 06.08.2020]
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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. 467/01/2020-Cus.V; Dated 06.08.2020]
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5. 

Amendment to Notification No. 12/97-Customs (N.T.) dated 02.04.1997.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 394/58/2020-Cus (AS); Dated 04.08.2020]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Circular on Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019 - Amends Circular No. 1071/4/2019-CX.8.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 267/78/2019/CX.8-Pt.III; Dated 29.05.2020]
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2. 

Amends SVLDRS Rules, 2019.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 267/50/2020-CX.8; Dated 14.05.2020]
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3. 

Amends notification No. 04/2019-Central Excise dated 6th July, 2019 so as to increase effective rate of Road and Infrastructure Cess (RIC) collected as additional duty of excise on petrol and diesel by Rs. 8 per litre.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2014-TRU (Pt-1); Dated 05.05.2020]
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4. 

Amends notification No. 05/2019-Central Excise dated 6th July, 2019 so as to increase effective rate of Special Additional Excise Duty (SAED) on petrol by Rs. 2 per lire and on diesel by Rs. 5 per litre.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2014-TRU (Pt-1); Dated 05.05.2020]
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5. 

Amends notification No. 04/2019-Central Excise dated 6th July, 2019 so as to increase effective rate of Road and Infrastructure Cess (RIC) collected as additional duty of excise on petrol and diesel by Rs. 1 per litre.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2014-TRU (Pt-1); Dated 13.03.2020]
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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. 

Posting of Shri Hasan Ahmad, IRS (C&CE:2013) as OSD, Drawback in Custom Wing of CBIC on loan basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-35017/36/2017-Ad.II; Dated 07.08.2020]
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2. 

Appointment of Shri Karan Choudhary,IRS (C&CE: 2016) and Shri Naveen Agrawal IRS (C&CE: 2016) as Under Secretary in GST Council Secretariat on loan basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22011/14/2017-Ad.II; Dated 06.08.2020]
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3. 

Appointment of Shri Nitin Deepak Agarwal, IRS (C&CE: 2014) as Under Secretary in GST Council Secretariat on deputation basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22011/14/2017-Ad.II; Dated 06.08.2020]
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4. 

Appointment of Shri Kshitendra Verma, IRS (C&CE: 2008) as Deputy Secretary in GST Council Secretariat on deputation basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22011/14/2017-Ad.II; Dated 06.08.2020]
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5. 

Assigning additional charge to Members, CBIC.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22011/02/2020-Ad.II; Dated 05.08.2020]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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16-07-2020

Sir,

As per Para vi of CBIC circular 49/2018 dated 03.12.2019, Custodian shall prepare a detailed inventory of shipment and customs shall examine the inventory. For example, an un-accompanied baggage imported in a container wherein section 48 proceedings were read more »

Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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Amendment to Customs Act to confuse traders.

17-02-2020

The Government, through the Finance Bill, 2020 (Clause 108), has pro­posed to amend the Customs Act, 1962, introducing a new Chapter V AA (Sec­tion 28DA) for administration of Rules of Origin (RoO) under Trade Agreements. The idea is to cast onerous responsibilities on the importer and give read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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Customs to expand gold smuggling probe to UAE.

26-07-2020

Kochi: The Customs officials have decided to expand the probe into the Thiruvananthapuram gold smuggling case to the UAE.

The probe agencies had received information on the smuggling racket in Dubai and hawala syndicate from the statements of Sandeep Nair, Swapna Suresh, K T Ramees, Faisal read more »

13 Indian passengers found carrying Rs 66 lakh worth of cigarette sticks; arrested at Delhi airport.

25-07-2020

They were probably lured into carrying the cigarettes in lieu of free flying tickets by the mastermind

New Delhi, July 25

Customs officials have arrested 13 men for smuggling into the country over 7.5 lakh cigarette sticks, worth Rs 66 lakh, at Delhi read more »

CBIC notification about e-invoice schema, mandatory e-invoicing to be released by next week.

23-07-2020

MANGALURU: The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) will in a week’s time come out with a notification about implementing e-invoicing, a form of electronically-authenticated invoices, from October 1 only for businesses with turnover of Rs 500 crore or more, a top official said at in ASSOCHAM read more »

Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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Ex-customs official convicted of fraud.

04-07-2020

Was arrested by CBI last year, after he evaded arrest for over 20 years

A special-CBI-court on Friday convicted a former customs official accused of corruption in a Rs 4 crore fraud case, just over a year after he was arrested by the central agency after 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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