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Baggage Rules

Gold - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Gold

Duty payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3070.00

Import Duty on Gold

Silver - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Silver

Duty payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 4592.00

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.  Revised guidelines for disposal of confiscated goods.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 711/01/2006-Cus(AS)/Pt.; Dated 26.08.2016]
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2.  Exchange Rates - Amends the notification No.112/2016-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 18th August, 2016.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2016-Cus.V; Dated 26.08.2016]
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3.  Boarding and Rummaging of vessels, aircrafts and vehicles.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 394/66/2016-Cus (AS); Dated 23.08.2016]
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4.  Further amends the notification No. 96/2008-Customs, dated the 13th August, 2008 to add Republic of Guinea-Bissau [G.S.R. 590(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/189/2005-TRU (Vol II); Dated 23.08.2016]
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5.  Guidelines regarding Provisional Assessment under section 18 of the Customs Act, 1962.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 465/01/2016-Cus.V; Dated 22.08.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Central Excise

1.  Further amends in the notification No. 22/2003-Central Excise dated the 31st March, 2003 [G.S.R. 265(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 484/03/2015 (Pt. II)-LC; Dated 24.08.2016]
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2.  Invests the officers specified, with the powers of the Central Excise Officer of the rank specified, in the jurisdiction specified in Notification No. 27/2014-Central Excise, dated the 16th September, 2014 [G.S.R. 651E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 390/Review/36/2014-JC; Dated 18.08.2016]
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3.  Specification of 17th August, 2016 as the date on which clause (v) of rule 5 and rule 6 of Central Excise (Amendment) Rules, 2016 notified by Notificaton No. 8/2016-Central Excise (NT) dated 1st March, 2016, shall come into force.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 210/04/2016-CX.6; Dated 11.08.2016]
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4.  Amends CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 to withdraw the facility to avail of CENVAT credit of duty paid on molasses generated in the sugar season 2015-16 (i.e. 1st October, 2015 to 30th September 2016) which is used for producing ethanol for supply to public sector OMCs for blending with petrol by omitting rule 6 (6) (ix) of the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 354/78/2009-TRU (Pt.); Dated 10.08.2016]
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5.  Amends notification No. 12/2012-Central Excise, dated 17.03.2012 to withdraw the excise duty exemption on ethanol produced from molasses generated in the sugar season 2015-16 (i.e. 1st October, 2015 to 30th September 2016), for supply to the public sector OMCs for blending with petrol.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/78/2009-TRU (Pt.); Dated 10.08.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Service Tax

1.  Services provided to the Government, a local authority or a governmental authority with regard to water supply.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/51/2016-Service Tax; Dated 22.08.2016]
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2.  Invests the officers specified, with the powers of the Central Excise Officer of the rank specified, in the jurisdiction specified in Notification No. 27/2014-Central Excise, dated the 16th September, 2014 [G.S.R. 651E)].
[Notifications: F.No. 390/Review/36/2014-JC; Dated 18.08.2016]
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3.  Service tax liability in case of hiring of goods without the transfer of the right to use goods.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/54/2016-Service Tax-Part-II; Dated 17.08.2016]
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4.  Service tax on freight forwarders on transportation of goods from India.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/54/2016-Service Tax-Part-I; Dated 12.08.2016]
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5.  Instructions regarding provisional attachment of property under Section 73C of the Finance Act, 1994.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/15/2015-Service Tax; Dated 27.07.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Other Matters

1.  Appointment of Shri Bashistha Prasad, IRS (C&CE: 1997) and Shri Rajeev Agarwal, IRS (C&CE: 1995) to the posts of Senior Vice President (GST Common Portal) & Senior Vice President (Outreach and Capability Building) respectively in Goods and Service Tax Network-Special Purpose Vehicle.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-35017/89/2014-Ad.ll; Dated 24.08.2016]
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2.  Promotion of Shri Paramjit Singh Saini, Superintendent to the grade of Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise in Pay Band-3 with Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- on purely ad-hoc basis, notionally with effect from 22.10.2014.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/08/2016-Ad.ll; Dated 17.08.2016]
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3.  Promotion of Shri Sudhir M. Waghamare, Superintendent to the grade of Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise in Pay Band-3 with Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- on purely ad-hoc basis, notionally with effect from 22.10.2014.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/28/2016-Ad.ll; Dated 10.08.2016]
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4.  Promotion of Shri Ramdhan Lal Meena, Superintendent to the grade of Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise in Pay Band-3 with Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- on purely ad-hoc basis, notionally with effect from 22.10.2014.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/25/2016-Ad.ll; Dated 10.08.2016]
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5.  Promotion of Shri Charan Lal Meena, Superintendent to the grade of Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise in Pay Band-3 with Grade Pay of Rs. 5400/- on purely ad-hoc basis, notionally with effect from 22.10.2014.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/21/2016-Ad.ll; Dated 10.08.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest News - Newspaper Headlines

Rs 7 crore worth of foreign cigarettes seized in Chennai.

26-08-2016

In a major haul, customs officials here have seized foreign cigarettes worth Rs 7 crore allegedly smuggled by declaring the cargo as plywood sheets.

The seizure was made when Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) sleuths, on a tip-off, carried out the search of a read more »

Rs 64L gold found in woman flyer's innerwear, held.

23-08-2016

Airport Customs arrested a woman, Farhath Unnisa, who was trying to smuggle 2.2 kg gold worth Rs 64 lakh at international airport on Monday. She had concealed the gold in her inner garment.

The Customs later released her on bail.

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PAIN POINTS - CBEC to meet e-tailers on GST roll-out concerns.

19-08-2016

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) will chair a meeting this week with e-commerce companies over their apprehensions about the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and to fine-tune and improve the law.

While e-tailers have broadly welcomed the government's effort to implement read more »

Referencer Library - Latest News - News on Corruption

Gold worth Rs 18cr missing from IGI customs' vault since June.

20-07-2016

All that glitters is not gold inside customs' high-security vault at Indira Gandhi International Airport here. A `high-level stock-taking committee' that recently checked the sealed packets at the vault found that many of them contained spurious pieces.

Altogether, about 83kg gold has been replaced read more »


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