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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 4494.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 5243.00

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

Referencer for GST Acts 2018
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Referencer for Air Customs Officers
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Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST and UGST) - Latest Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Notifies the transition plan with respect to J&K reorganization w.e.f. 31.10.2019.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/09/2019-GST; Dated 26.11.2019]
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2. 

Extends the due date for furnishing of return in FORM GSTR-3B for registered persons in Jammu and Kashmir for the month of October, 2019.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/09/2019-GST; Dated 26.11.2019]
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3. 

Extends the due date for furnishing of return in FORM GSTR-3B for registered persons in Jammu and Kashmir for the months of July, 2019 to September, 2019.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/09/2019-GST; Dated 26.11.2019]
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4. 

Extends the due date for furnishing of return in FORM GSTR-7 for registered persons in Jammu and Kashmir for the months of July, 2019 to October, 2019.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/09/2019-GST; Dated 26.11.2019]
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5. 

Extends the due date for furnishing of return in FORM GSTR-1 for registered persons in Jammu and Kashmir having aggregate turnover more than 1.5 crore rupees for the month of October, 2019.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/09/2019-GST; Dated 26.11.2019]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

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 29.11.2019]
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2. 

Auto Out of Charge under Express Cargo Clearance System (ECCS).
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 450/178/2015-Cus.IV; Dated 29.11.2019]
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3. 

Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 437/03/2019-Cus.IV; Dated 28.11.2019]
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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-49/2019-CI; Dated 28.11.2019]
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5. 

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 28.11.2019]
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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 29.10.2019]
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2. 

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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3. 

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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4. 

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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5. 

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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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. 

Appointment of Shri Sachin Gusia, IRS (C&CE:2008) as Managing DIrector, Gujarat Informatics Ltd., Gandhinagar under Science & Technology Department of Government of Gujarat on deputation basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/124/2019-Ad.II; Dated 29.11.2019]
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2. 

Assigns the additional charge of CC(AR) CESTAT to Shri Jayant Kumar Jha.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22011/2/2018-Ad.II; Dated 29.11.2019]
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3. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 49/CH(IC)/2019; Dated 29.11.2019]
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4. 

Promotion / postings in the grade of Commissioner of Customs, GST and Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.32012/5/2019-Ad.II; Dated 29.11.2019]
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5. 

Extension of deputation tenure of Shri S F A I Ahmed, IRS (C&CE) as Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Operation) in the Haj Committee of India.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/36/2016-Ad.II; Dated 25.11.2019]
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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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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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Purchase without bill may be big GST leakage source - Officials Fear Emergence Of Parallel System For Evasion.

26-11-2019

New Delhi: Tax authorities have identified B2C sales as a key source of leakage of goods and services tax (GST) as consumers are often cajoled into paying in cash without taking a bill and are looking to incentivise digital payments to plug revenue leakages.

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GST filings rise 8.2% to 64.8L in Nov.

22-11-2019

New Delhi: The Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) on Thursday said the filing of GSTR-3B returns shot up by 50% on Wednesday, the deadline for filing returns, with close to 18.3 lakh returns being filed through the online network, as against 12.2 lakh in read more »

‘Student’ held for smuggling in ?2.7cr watch granted bail.

22-11-2019

Mumbai: A month after a 24-year-old Vile Parle “student” was arrested by air intelligence unit (AIU) for allegedly smuggling in a watch worth Rs 2.7 crore, a sessions court recently granted him bail and said that prima facie a receipt disclosed that its value was below Rs read more »

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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