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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 5065.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 5684.00

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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A Collection of the Goods and Services Tax Acts as amended from time to time.

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Referencer for Air Customs Officers
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A Complete Collection of All the Government of India’s & CBIC's Orders on the Clearance of International Passengers and Baggage at Airports and Seaports
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Referencer for Import Docks Officers
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Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST and UGST) - Latest Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Amends notification No. 1/2017-Union Territory Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 so as to notify rate of GST on supply of lottery.
[UTGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/18/2019-TRU; Dated 21.02.2020]
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2. 

Amends notification No. 1/2017-Integrated Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 so as to notify rate of GST on supply of lottery.
[IGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/18/2019-TRU; Dated 21.02.2020]
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3. 

Amends notification No. 1/2017-Central Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 so as to notify rate of GST on supply of lottery.
[CGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/18/2019-TRU; Dated 21.02.2020]
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4. 

Extension of time limit for submitting the declaration in FORM GST TRAN-1 under rule 117(1A) of the Central Goods and Service Tax Rules, 2017 in certain cases.
[CGST Orders: F.No. CBEC-20/06/17/2018-GST (Pt.I); Dated 07.02.2020]
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5. 

Extends the last date for furnishing of annual return/reconciliation statement in FORM GSTR-9/FORM GSTR-9C for the period from 01.07.2017 to 31.03.2018 - Corrigendum.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/07/2019-GST; Dated 04.02.2020]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Transportation of goods (Through Foreign Territory) Regulations, 2020.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 484/50/2019-LC; Dated 21.02.2020]
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2. 

The Transportation of Goods (Through Foreign Territory), Regulations, 2020.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 484/50/2019-LC; Dated 21.02.2020]
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3. 

24 x 7 Customs clearance at all customs formations.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 450/25/2009-Cus.IV (Pt. II) ; Dated 20.02.2020]
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4. 

Exchage rates - Superceds the notification No. 11/2020-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 6th February, 2020.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2020-Cus.V; Dated 20.02.2020]
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5. 

Schemes for Rebate of State and Central Taxes and Levies (RoSCTL) and Additional Ad-hoc Incentive for export of garments and made-ups.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 605/04/2020-DBK; Dated 19.02.2020]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Notification regarding exemption of duties of Central Excise against scrips issued under the 2% Additional ad hoc incentive for mobile phones.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 605/04/2020-DBK; Dated 14.02.2020]
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2. 

Notification regarding exemption of duties of Central Excise against scrips issued under the RoSCTL scheme and additional ad-hoc incentive for apparel and made-ups sector.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 605/04/2020-DBK; Dated 14.02.2020]
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3. 

Amends notification No. 11/2017-Central Excise dated 30-06-2017, so as to align it with amended Fourth Schedule to Central Excise Act.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/207/2019-TRU; Dated 31.12.2019]
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4. 

Amends Fourth Schedule of Central Excise Act 1944.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 267/133/2019-CX.8; Dated 31.12.2019]
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5. 

Extends the SVLDRS 2019.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 267/78/19-CX.8(Pt III); Dated 31.12.2019]
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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 Rahul Raja IRS(C&CE:2014/7049), as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Chariman, CBIC.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-35017/61/2019-Ad.II; Dated 19.02.2020]
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2. 

Assigning the work of Directorate of Logistics to Shri Suresh Krishnani, Director General, DG GST, in addition to his present assignment.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22011/17/2017-Ad.II; Dated 19.02.2020]
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3. 

Additional charge in the grade of Chief Commissioner of Customs, GST & Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22011/01/2020-Ad.II; Dated 14.02.2020]
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4. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 2/CH(IC)/2020; Dated 14.02.2020]
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5. 

Appointment of Shri Sumit Garg, IRS (C&CE:2010) as Deputy Secretry in the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Delhi under Central Staffing Scheme on deputiaton basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-35017/06/2019-Ad.II; Dated 14.02.2020]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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11-02-2020

Sir good afternoon,

Can BIS be used based on authorization letter to anyone,

authorized Indian representative (air) can give an authority to use bis to anyone on letter head

if bis is not engraved on the product, can bis marking can be pasted on the product

thx

kamblebd supdt (P)

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Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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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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24X7 customs clearances to deal with supply issues.

21-02-2020

New Delhi: The government on Thursday ordered all customs authorities at ports, airports and inland container depots to operate 24X7 to ensure that cargo is cleared expeditiously and there are no supply constraints due to the coronavirus outbreak. In addition, customs labs will also operate through the read more »

‘FEW COLOURS’ - Indian iPhone imports, part supplies see dip too.

19-02-2020

New Delhi/Bengaluru: Apple’s woes with the coronavirus outbreak are also playing out in India. The development has started impacting product imports and component supplies to Apple’s phone distributors and supplier factories in India.

Sources told TOI that the company has not had any fresh read more »

Sop withdrawal by US may not hit exports hard.

19-02-2020

New Delhi: Amid demands from Indian authorities for restoration of the generalised system of preferences (GSP) that allowed the levy of lower import duty on several products, latest data suggests that the withdrawal of the facility has not significantly impacted shipments from the country.

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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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