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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3209.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 4055.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.01.2018    7%
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

Referencer for Air Customs Officers (Second Edition)

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Referencer for Import Docks Officers (First Edition)

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Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST and UGST) - Latest Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Amends the notification No. 16/2018-Central Tax, dated the 23rd March, 2018 [G.S.R. 268(E)].
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST(Pt.II); Dated 18.05.2018]
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2. 

Waives the late fee payable under section 47 of the said Act for failure to furnish the return in FORM GSTR-3B by the due date for each of the months from October, 2017 to April, 2018, for the class of registered persons whose declaration in FORM GST TRAN-1 was submitted but not filed on the common portal on or before the 27th day of December, 2017.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017- GST (Pt.); Dated 14.05.2018]
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3. 

Issue related to taxability of ‘tenancy rights’ under GST.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 341/28/2017-TRU; Dated 02.05.2018]
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4. 

The Central Goods and Services Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2018.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST (Pt.); Dated 18.04.2018]
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5. 

Queries regarding processing of refund applications for UIN agencies.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 349/48/2017-GST; Dated 13.04.2018]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Forwarding of samples for testing to the Outside Laboratories - Annexure.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 401/243/2016-Cus-III; Dated 17.05.2018]
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2. 

Forwarding of samples for testing to the Outside Laboratories.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 401/243/2016-Cus-III; Dated 17.05.2018]
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3. 

Ceramic Rollers - Anti-dumping duty on the import of ‘Ceramic Rollers’ falling under sub-heading 6903, originating in, or exported from the People’s Republic of China, and imported into India.
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/118/2018-TRU; Dated 17.05.2018]
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4. 

Exchange Rates - Superseds the Notification No. No. 35/2018-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 3rd May, 2018.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2018-Cus.V; Dated 17.05.2018]
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5. 

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. 467/01/2018-Cus.V; Dated 15.05.2018]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Rescinds the notifications Nos. 7/2018-Central Excise, dated 02-02-2018 [G.S.R. 133(E) dated 02-02-2018] and 8/2018-Central Excise, dated 02-02-2018 [G.S.R. 134(E) dated 02-02-2018].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/04/2018-TRU Pt.; Dated 06.04.2018]
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2. 

Amends the notifications Nos. 11/2017-Central Excise, dated the 30th June, 2017 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 793(E), dated the 30th June, 2017; 10/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 136(E), dated the 2nd February, 2018; 11/2018- Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 137(E), dated the 2nd February, 2018; 12/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 138(E), dated the 2nd February, 2018; and 13/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 139(E), dated the 2nd February, 2018.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/4/2018-TRU (Pt.); Dated 06.04.2018]
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3. 

Clarifies that the notification No. 2/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 [G.S.R. 128(E)] shall not apply to the goods manufactured on or before the 1st February, 2018 and cleared on or after the 2nd February, 2018.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/04/2018-TRU; Dated 23.02.2018]
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4. 

Clarifies that the notification No. 1/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 [G.S.R. 127(E)] shall not apply to the goods manufactured on or before the 1st February, 2018 and cleared on or after the 2nd February, 2018.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/04/2018-TRU; Dated 23.02.2018]
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5. 

Orders of Supreme Court, High Courts and CESTAT accepted by the Department and on which no review petitions, SLPs have been filed.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 116/2/2018-CX.3; Dated 16.02.2018]
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Service Tax - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Applicability of the Place of Provision of Services Rules, 2012 to development of software and services on software.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/26/2016-Service Tax-Part-V; Dated 04.05.2018]
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2. 

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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3. 

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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4. 

The Service Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2017.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/18/2017-Service Tax; Dated 22.06.2017]
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5. 

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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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. 20/CH(EC)/2018; Dated 18.05.2018]
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2. 

Promotion of Officers of the India Revenue (Customs and Central Excise) to the grade of Principal chief commissioner/ Principal director general of customs, GST and central excise in the Apex scale of Rs. 80,000/- (Fixed) (Pre-revised) for the panel year 2017-18 on in-situ basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-35012/09/2017-Ad.II; Dated 17.05.2018]
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3. 

Selection of Shri M. Ramesh, IRS (C&CE: 2010), DC, Customs, Chennai as Deputy Director in the Directorate of Enforcement on deputation.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-35017/50/2016-Ad.II; Dated 16.05.2018]
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4. 

Appointment of Shri Dinesh Singh, IRS (C&CE: 2004), Addl. Director, DGGSTI, Ahmedabad Zonal Unit as Deputy Secretary in the Department of Commerce (Logistic Division) under Central Staffing Scheme.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-35017/16/2018-Ad.II; Dated 15.05.2018]
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5. 

Promotes the officers mentioned in the Annexure I, II & III to the post of Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise in Pay Band 3 with grade pay of Rs. 5400/- (pre-revised) on ad-hoc basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/11/2018-Ad.II; Dated 11.05.2018]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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07-05-2018

Sir,

Good morning, by the way I am doing night duty in Courier Cell at ACC, Sahar.

Sir, my query is whether Superintendent of Customs (Preventive) is competent to issue of show cause notice before confiscation of goods, etc in terms of Section 124 of the Customs Act, 1962?

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Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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BUDGET 2018 AND LEVY OF EXCISE DUTY (CVD) ON PETROL & DIESEL.

03-04-2018

As proposed in the Budget 2018, various duties of Central Excise on Motor Spirit (commonly known as Pet­rol) and High Speed Diesel (HSD) (hereinafter referred to as 'Petrol' and 'Diesel' respectively) have been revised with effect from 02-02-2018.  

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Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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Rs.2 crore Dubai gold smuggled in via Nepal.

20-05-2018

Mumbai: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Friday busted a gang which had smuggled 7kg of gold bars worth Rs 2 crore from Dubai via Nepal.

Acting on a tip-off, officials laid a trap at LTT, Kurla, where they intercepted Habeeb Edaparambil, Sarfuddin Kothradan, read more »

Kerala youth held with ?35L drugs at airport.

19-05-2018

Mumbai: Directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) on Friday arrested a 22-year-old drug carrier from Kerala who was to take a flight from Sahar international airport to Riyadh. When his checked-in baggage was opened, officials found 43 plastic pouches containing red tablets.

“The tablets were read more »

Three arrested with gold worth ?79 lakh.

19-05-2018

Mumbai: Airport Customs air intelligence unit (AIU) arrested an Air India transport services staff and two others in a 3kg gold smuggling case worth Rs 79 lakh on Friday.

The staffer, Arshad Khan, had collected the gold from a passenger, Anwar Ali, who had read more »

Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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Six customs officers get bail in bribe case.

06-05-2018


Mumbai: In a setback to the CBI, a special court on Saturday granted bail to seven people, including senior customs officers, in an alleged Rs 50 lakh bribery case. Special CBI judge P K Sharma ordered the release of the accused on a personal read more »



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