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Baggage Rules

Gold - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Gold

Duty payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3001.00

Import Duty on Gold

Silver - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Silver

Duty payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 4327.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
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

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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Customs

1.  Setting up of 'Customs Clearance Facilitation Committee' (CCFC) for Land Customs Stations and Inland Container Depots.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 450/115/2016-CUS.IV; Dated 24.09.2016]
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2.  Amends the notifications No. 104/2009-Customs, dated the 14th September, 2009 [G.S.R. 674(E)]; No. 16/2015-Customs, dated the 1st April, 2015 [G.S.R. 252(E)] and No. 17/2015-Customs, dated the 1st April, 2015 [G.S.R. 253(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 605/60/2013-DBK; Dated 23.09.2016]
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3.  Incorrect simultaneous issuance of dual benefit of Zero duty EPCG and SHIS to exporters under the FTP 2009-14 - option providing flexibility to return either benefit.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 605/60/2013-DBK; Dated 23.09.2016]
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4.  Further amends the notification No. 12/2012-Customs, dated the 17th March, 2012 [G.S.R. 185(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/203/2012- TRU; Dated 23.09.2016]
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5.  Further amends the notification No. 12/2012-Customs, dated the 17th March, 2012 [G.S.R. 185(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/102/2015-TRU(Pt-1); Dated 22.09.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Central Excise

1.  Non compliance of the sub-section 2 of Section 32K of Central Excise Act, 1944 also made applicable to Service Tax matters by virtue of Section 83 of the Finance Act, 1994 and sub-section 2 of Section 127H of the Customs Act, 1962-Immunity granted to a person from prosecution, penalty and fine.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 275/29/2016-CX.8A; Dated 21.09.2016]
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2.  The CENV AT Credit (Tenth Amendment) Rules, 2016.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 267/09/2016-CX.8; Dated 20.09.2016]
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3.  Service Tax Certificate for Transportation of goods by Rail (STTG Certificate).
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 267/09/2016-CX.8; Dated 20.09.2016]
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4.  Further amends the notification No 21/2004-CE (N.T.) dated 06.09.2004 [G.S.R. 572(E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 268/01/2016-CX.8; Dated 16.09.2016]
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5.  Rebate of duties paid on raw materials used in manufacture or processing of export goods and admissibility of duty drawback in such cases.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 268/01/2016-CX.8; Dated 16.09.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Service Tax

1.  Exempts taxable service provided by State Government Industrial Development Corporations/ Undertakings to industrial units by way of granting long term (thirty years, or more) lease of industrial plots from so much of service tax leviable thereon under section 66B of the said Act.
[Notifications: F.No. 354/51/2016 -TRU; Dated 22.09.2016]
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2.  Clarification regarding scope of Notification No. 25/2012-Service Tax dated 20.06.2011, Sl. No. 5(a).
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 354/45/2011-TRU; Dated 06.09.2016]
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3.  Further amends the notification No. 25/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012 [G.S.R. 467(E)].
[Notifications: F.No. 3354/45/2016-TRU; Dated 06.09.2016]
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4.  Further amends the notification No. 25/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012 [G.S.R. 467(E)].
[Notifications: F.No. B-1/20/2016-TRU; Dated 02.09.2016]
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5.  Further amends the notification No. 26/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012 [G.S.R. 468(E)].
[Notifications: F.No. 354/226/2013-TRU (Pt.); Dated 30.08.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Other Matters

1.  Transfers and postings in the grades of Additional/ Joint/ Deputy/ Assistant Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22013/05/2016-Ad.ll; Dated 20.09.2016]
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2.  Assigning the charge of the post of Additional Director General, Directorate General of Systems and Data Management to Shri S.P Sahu, ADG, NACEN/ Commissioner (Single Window).
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22011/09/2016-Ad.II(pt.II); Dated 19.09.2016]
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3.  Appointment as Deputy Commissioner of Customs in SEEPZ-SEZ in PB 3 (Rs. Rs. 15600-39100) and Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/-, services of Shri Asish Mishra, IRS (C&CE: 2007) are placed at the disposal of the Department of Commerce on deputation basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/106/2015-Ad.ll; Dated 14.09.2016]
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4.  Transfers/ postings of the officers working in the grades of Chemical Examiner, Gr. I and Chemical Examiner, Gr. II in Central Revenues Control Laboratory.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22012/5/2014-Ad.lIB; Dated 12.09.2016]
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5.  Assigns the additional charge of the post of Commissioner (Appeals), Mysore-CX to the officer mentioned.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. 8/PC/119/HRD(HRM-ll)/Addl.Charge/2016; Dated 09.09.2016]
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Centre, states spar over 3 key issues, eye April GST rollout.

23-09-2016

To Discuss Threshold, Compensation & Jurisdiction Today

It is likely to be a stormy Friday at Vigyan Bhawan where the Centre and the states will tackle at least three contentious issues even as they agreed to try and roll out goods and services read more »

TO CARE FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS... - All govt employees can now seek two years' leave.

22-09-2016

A government stenographer's two-year-long fight bore fruit on Wednesday with the authorities issuing an order granting special leave of up to two years to all state employees whose children suffer from physical or mental handicaps.

According to the new policy, the special leave can read more »

Rail, general budgets merged, ending 92-year-old practice.

22-09-2016

Budget Likely On Feb 1 To Ensure Rollout From New Fiscal One Budget: Railways Takes Centre Stage In Fiscal Policy

The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday ended a 92-year-old British era practice by merging the railway budget with the general budget. The government read more »

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Fake Raid - Central Excise Superintendent Sentenced to Five Years Imprisonment.

07-09-2016

IN 2012, in a sensational case, a Commissioner of Central Excise and a Superintendent working under him were arrested. The charges made by the CBI were in brief:

Hemant Gandhi was acting as a middleman for accused Dr. A.K. Srivastava and Lallan Ojha, read more »


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