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Baggage Rules


Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3105.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3619.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
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. 

Further amends the notification No. 50/2018-Central Tax, dated the 13th September, 2018 [G.S.R 868(E)].
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBEC/20/06/16/2018-GST; Dated 05.11.2018]
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2. 

Collection of tax at source by Tea Board of India.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 20/16/04/2018-GST; Dated 05.11.2018]
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3. 

Scope of principal and agent relationship under Schedule I of CGST Act, 2017 in the context of del-credere agent.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 20/16/04/2018-GST; Dated 05.11.2018]
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4. 

The Central Goods and Services Tax (Thirteenth Amendment) Rules, 2018.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBEC/20/06/17/2018-GST; Dated 30.10.2018]
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5. 

Extends the time limit for furnishing the declaration in FORM GST ITC-04 for the period from July, 2017 to September, 2018 till 31st December, 2018.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST (Pt.); Dated 26.10.2018]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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O-Acid - Review of anti-dumping duty on import of O-Acid [“Ofloxacin Ester (O-Ester)”] falling under tariff item 2934 99 00, originating in or exported from China PR and imported into India, impose vide notification No. 6/2018-Customs (ADD), dated the 12th March, 2018 [G.S.R. 220(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/407/2018-TRU; Dated 15.11.2018]
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2. 

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 15.11.2018]
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3. 

Exchange Rates - Superseds the Notification No. 90/2018-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 1st November, 2018.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2018-Cus.V; Dated 15.11.2018]
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Implementation of PGA eSANCHIT - Paperless Processing under SWIFT - Uploading of Licenses/ Permits/ Certificates/ Other Authorizations (LPCOs) by PGAs.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 450/148/2015-Cus.IV; Dated 13.11.2018]
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Implementation of Paperless Processing under SWIFT - Uploading of Supporting Documents (eSANCHIT) in Exports.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 450/148/2015-Cus.IV; Dated 08.11.2018]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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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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2. 

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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3. 

Further amends the No. 11/2017-Central Excise, dated the 30th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 793(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2014-TRU (Pt-I); Dated 04.10.2018]
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4. 

Non-Initiation/Delay in Recovery Proceedings - Audit Reoort No.3 of 2017 and Audit Reoort No.41 of 2016 of C&AG of India Indirect Taxes - Central Excise and Service Tax).
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 298/05/2017-CX.9 ; Dated 26.06.2018]
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5. 

‘Place of Removal’ under Section 4 of the Central Excise Act, 1944, the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 and the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2017.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 116/23/2018-CX-3; Dated 08.06.2018]
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Service Tax - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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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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2. 

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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3. 

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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4. 

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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5. 

The Service Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2017.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/18/2017-Service Tax; Dated 22.06.2017]
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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. 21/CH(IC)/2018; Dated 16.11.2018]
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2. 

Promotes Shri Jhamman Singh, Assistant Commissioner (Ad­hoc) to the grade of Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise on Ad-hoc and notional basis w.e.f. 10.12.2006 and grants him notional benefits from the date of promotion till 28.08.2007.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. C-18011/07/2013-Ad.ll; Dated 15.11.2018]
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3. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 20/CH(IC)/2018; Dated 09.11.2018]
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4. 

Posts IRS (C&CE) Group "A" officers on loan basis to DGGST to look after the work of "Feedback and Action Room (FAR)" for MSMEs for a period of 3 months.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22013/02/2018-Ad.II; Dated 06.11.2018]
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Charge allocation in the grade of Chief Commissioner/ Director Gcncral of Customs, GST and Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22011/02/2018-Ad.II; Dated 06.11.2018]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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25-10-2018

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Please refer to my query dated 05.08.2018. If the transporter gives the bond for carriage of goods to destination to ICDs, the duty liability is on the transporter who has given the bond if goods do not reach destination. Steamer agent/ read more »

Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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LEVY OF COUNTERVAILING DUTY ON IMPORT OF SUBSIDISED GOODS.

13-11-2018

Introduction

With a view to protect domestic industry from unfair trade practice, countervailing duty is imposed on import of the subsidised goods from certain specified countries. Countervailing duty is not so much of a revenue measure as it is a trade remedy read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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Duo held in Navi Mumbai with 293 star tortoises.

13-11-2018

The men from Andhra were to deliver the endangered animals to a city man for smuggling to South East Asia

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Mumbai zonal unit, has arrested two persons from Andhra Pradesh for being in illegal possession of 293 star read more »

300 star tortoises stuffed into backpack rescued, 2 arrested.

13-11-2018

Mumbai: Two men were arrested after they were caught with a creep of 300 star tortoises meant to be smuggled abroad. The star tortoises, also known as button tortoises, had been bundled in a very “claustrophobic” manner some were stuffed into two tiny boxes and some in read more »

GST impact hit growth only for 2 quarters, says Jaitley.

12-11-2018

Mumbai: The GST implementation was a “monumental reform”, which had disruptionist impact on growth only for two quarters, FM Arun Jaitley said Sunday, hitting out at “critics and cynics”. who blame it for hurting the GDP expansion.

The remarks come a day after former read more »

Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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DRI seizes foreign-made cigarettes worth Rs. 4 crore.

18-10-2018

PANAJI : The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Wednesday raided several places in the state of Goa and seized cigarettes of foreign brands/ origin worth a whopping Rs 4-crore.   

DRI officials declined to speak officially on the raids claiming that the investigation 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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