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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3186.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3743.00

Import Duty on Silver

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
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

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

Extends the time limit for furnishing the return by a registered person required to deduct tax at source under the provisions of section 51 of the CGST Act in FORM GSTR-7 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 under sub-section (3) of section 39 of the Act read with rule 66 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017 for the month of March, 2019 till the 12th day of April, 2019.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/16/2018-GST (Pt. II); Dated 10.04.2019]
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2. 

Amends the notification No. 44/2018-Central Tax, dated the 10th September, 2018 [G.S.R. 855(E)].
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/16/2018-GST (Pt. II); Dated 10.04.2019]
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3. 

Circular clarifying issues regarding exercise of option to pay tax under notification No. 2/2019-CT(R) dt 07.03.2019.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. CBEC-20/16/04/2018-GST (Pt. I); Dated 05.04.2019]
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4. 

Amends notification No. 02/2019-Union Territory Tax (Rate) so as to provide for application of Composition rules to persons opting to pay tax under notification no. 2/2019- Union Territory Tax (Rate).
[UTGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/25/2019-TRU; Dated 29.03.2019]
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5. 

Amends notification No. 1/2017-Union Territory Tax (Rate) so as to notify UTGST rate of certain goods as recommended by Goods and Services Tax Council for real estate sector.
[UTGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/32/2019-TRU; Dated 29.03.2019]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Further amends the notification No. 39/96-Customs, dated the 23rd July, 1996 [G.S.R. 291(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/76/2006-TRU; Dated 11.04.2019]
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2. 

Ductile iron pipes - Anti-dumping duty on the import of Ductile iron pipes falling under tariff items 7303 00 30 or 7303 00 90, originating in, or exported from China PR.
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/3/2007-TRU (Pt. I); Dated 10.04.2019]
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3. 

Cast Aluminium Alloy Wheels or Alloy Road Wheels (ARW) used in Motor Vehicles, whether or not attached with their accessories, of a size in diameters ranging from 12 inches to 24 inches - Continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of ‘Cast Aluminium Alloy Wheels or Alloy Road Wheels (ARW) used in Motor Vehicles, whether or not attached with their accessories, of a size in diameters ranging from 12 inches to 24 inches’, falling under the sub-heading 8708 70, originating in or exported from China PR, Korea RP and Thailand.
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/241/2012-TRU (Pt. II); Dated 09.04.2019]
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4. 

Rescinds the notification No. 21/2015-Customs (ADD) dated 22nd May, 2015 [G.S.R. 414 (E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/241/201-TRU (Pt. II); Dated 09.04.2019]
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5. 

Phasing out of physical copies of Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS)/ Services Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) Duty Credit Scrips issued with EDI port as Port of registration.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 605/23/2018-DBK; Dated 09.04.2019]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Review of progress of implementation of Scheme of Budgetary Support to eligible industrial units located in States of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and North East including Sikkim - Clarifications.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 116/15/2017-Cx.3; Dated 10.01.2019]
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2. 

Amends or further amends, as the case may be, the Notifications No. 22/2003-Central Excise dated the 31st March, 2003 [G.S.R 265(E), dated the 31st March, 2003]; No. 23/2003-Central Excise dated the 31st March, 2003 [G.S.R 266(E), dated the 31st March, 2003] and No. 24/2003-Central Excise dated the 31st March, 2003 [G.S.R 267(E), dated the 31st March, 2003] in the manner as specified in the corresponding entry in of the said Table.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. DGEP/EOU/40/2017; Dated 05.12.2018]
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3. 

Notifies the General Bond (Surety/Security) to be executed by Export Oriented Units/ Electronic Hardware Technology Park/ Software Technology Park/ Bio-Technology Park units for provisional assessment of goods to Central Excise duty, for export without payment of duty, for special procedure for removal of semi-finished goods for certain purposes and for special procedure for removal of excisable goods for carrying out certain processes.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. DGEP/EOU/40/2017; Dated 05.12.2018]
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4. 

Online registration and online filing of the claims, by the eligible units for disbursal of budgetary support under Goods and Service Tax Regime, located in States of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and North East including Sikkim.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 116/15/2017-CX.3; Dated 28.10.2018]
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5. 

Further amends the notification No. 11/2017-Central Excise, dated the 30th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 793(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/383/2018-TRU; Dated 10.10.2018]
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Service Tax - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

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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2. 

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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3. 

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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4. 

Applicability of service tax on ambulance services provided to government by private service providers under the National Health Mission (NHM).
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/51/2016 service Tax; Dated 30.05.2018]
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5. 

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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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. 16/CH(IC)/2019; Dated 12.04.2019]
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2. 

Appointment of OSD (Service Tax) in CBIC.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22013/01/2019-Ad.II; Dated 10.04.2019]
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3. 

Appointment of OSD (Service Tax) in CBIC.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/83/2017-Ad.II; Dated 09.04.2019]
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4. 

Appointment of Shri K.N. Raghavan, IRS (C&CE:1990) as Executive Director, Rubber Board, Kottayam under Department of Commerce, on deputation basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/89/2018-Ad.II; Dated 08.04.2019]
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5. 

Temporary attachment of IRS(C&CE) officers with DIC.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/36/2017-Ad.II (Pt.2); Dated 08.04.2019]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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18-03-2019

Sir,

Good afternoon

what are the criteria for adding/including the name of a govt servants in ODI/CLOUD LIST

is it from the date of any complaint received against the govt servant

or from the date of contemplating the charge sheet

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Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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Important changes made in GST Rules.

18-02-2019

A number of important changes in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) laws have taken effect from the beginning of this month. Some of these relate to import and export.

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Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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Three businessmen held for CGST fraud worth Rs 100 crore.

10-04-2019

Accused floated seven firms, including 3 shell companies, to generate bogus invoices and avail income tax credit

Three businessmen were arrested by the prevention wing of the Thane Commissionerate’s Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) for allegedly defrauding the tax body of over Rs read more »

Rs. 5cr gold found hidden in scrap pipes, importer held.

06-04-2019

Mumbai: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Friday seized 19kg gold, worth Rs 5.4 crore, concealed in brass pipes among tonnes of scrap imported from Dubai and arrested the importer, Rajesh Bhanusali of Shourya Exim.

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Duo held for helping gold smugglers.

02-04-2019

Mumbai: Two people who allowed their companies to act as facilitators to smuggle 200kg gold into the country have been arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). The accused—Chetan Sojitra, proprietor of Prachi Impex, and Kalpesh Nanda—were arrested from Jamnagar. The DRI has already arrested seven read more »

Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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Ex-Customs officer wanted for 20 years arrested in UP.

02-04-2019

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on 08-03-2019 arrested a Former Customs Officer, who was wanted in a 1999 bribery case in Mumbai, from a medical college in Uttar Pradesh. The accused Abhinav Singh, 48, had posed as a doctor and was working at the college.

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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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