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Baggage Rules

Gold - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Gold

Duty payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 2673.00

Import Duty on Gold

Silver - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Silver

Duty payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3771.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.01.2017    4%
01.07.2016    2%
01.01.2016    0%
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.  Errors in the Bank account No., IFSC Code, etc. given by exporters for processing claims of Duty Drawback and Rebate of State Levies (RoSL) Scheme.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 609/29/2017-DBK; Dated 16.03.2017]
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2.  Exchange Rates - Supersedes the notification No. 14/2017-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 2nd March, 2017.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2017-Cus.V; Dated 16.03.2017]
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3.  Phosphoric Acid-Technical Grade and Food Grade - Anti-dumping duty on import of Phosphoric Acid-Technical Grade and Food Grade (including Industrial Grade), falling under the sub-heading 2809 20, originating in or exported from People’s Republic of China.
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/87/2007-TRU (Pt.-II); Dated 15.03.2017]
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4.  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. 467/01/2017-Cus.V; Dated 15.03.2017]
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5.  Guidelines for launching of prosecution in relation to offences punishable under Customs Act, 1962.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 394/68/2013-Cus (AS); Dated 06.03.2017]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Central Excise

1.  Classification of ‘Saree’ under CETA, 1985.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 116/31/2016-CX.3; Dated 15.03.2017]
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2.  Proper Officers- Further amends the notification No. 38/2001-Central Excise (N.T.) dated the 26th June, 2001.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 96/5/2017-CX.I; Dated 14.03.2017]
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3.  Master Circular on Show Cause Notice, Adjudication and Recovery.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 96/1/2017-CX.I; Dated 10.03.2017]
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4.  Classification of articles of paper and printing industry.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 116/29/2015-CX.3; Dated 23.02.2017]
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5.  Periodicity of CAS-4 certificates.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 206/01/2017-CX.6; Dated 16.02.2017]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Service Tax

1.  Further amends the notification No. 25/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012 [G.S.R. 467(E)].
[Notifications: F.No. 334/7/2017-TRU; Dated 08.03.2017]
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2.  Non levy of service tax, on the services by way of admission to a museum during the period commencing on and from the 1st day of July, 2012 and ending with the 31st day of March, 2015 which was not being paid according to the said practice.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/68/2016-Service Tax; Dated 28.02.2017]
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3.  Exemption from recovery of Service Tax to the operators of Common Effluent Treatment Plant by way of treatment of effluent from the 1st of July 2012 and ending with the 31st of March, 2015 not levied due to general practice.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/28/2016-Service Tax; Dated 20.02.2017]
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4.  Applicability of service tax on the services by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from a place outside India to the customs station in India w.r.t. goods intended for transhipment to any country outside India.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 354/42/2016-TRU; Dated 16.02.2017]
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5.  Mentioning of Minor Head Code for accounting of Refund.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/22/2012-Service Tax (Pt. II); Dated 02.02.2017]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Other Matters

1.  Grant of Non-functional Selection Grade (NFSG) to officers of IRS (C&CE) in the grade of Joint Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise (i.e. Additional Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise) in the pre-revised Pay Band-4 (Rs. 37,400-67,000/-) with Grade Pay of Rs. 8,700/- tp the officers in the Annexure-1, on ad-hoc basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/26/2016-Ad.II; Dated 17.03.2017]
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2.  Grant of Non-functional Selection Grade (NFSG) to officers of IRS (C&CE) in the grade of Joint Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise (i.e. Additional Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise) in the pre-revised Pay Band-4 (Rs. 37,400-67,000/-) with Grade Pay of Rs. 8,700/- tp the officers in the Annexure-1, on ad-hoc basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/45/2015-Ad.ll; Dated 17.03.2017]
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3.  Extension in tenure of Shri Abhai Kumar Srivastav IRS (C&CE: 1992) as Finance Expert on the UN Panel of Experts concerning Sudan (Darfur) Sanctions Committee established in pursuance of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1591 for a period of one year from 13.03.2017 and up to 12. 03.2018.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/27/2015-Ad.ll; Dated 10.03.2017]
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4.  Appointment as Joint Development Commissioner in Pune Cluster SEZ in PB 3 (Rs. 15600-39100) and Grade Pay of Rs. 7600/-, vide Department of Commerce's OM No. A-8/1/2014-SEZ dated 30.01.2017, of Shri Pravin Chandra, IRS (C&CE:2005) on deputation basis, for a period of 4 (four) years.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-35017/91/2016-Ad.ll; Dated 10.03.2017]
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5.  Extension of Foreign assignment of Shri P.S. Gulati, IRS (C&CE: 2002) as Drug Law Enforcement Expert with United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) on contract basis for a period of further one year beyond 31.03.2017, i.e. up to 31.03.2018.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/48/2013-Ad.II; Dated 09.03.2017]
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Referencer Library - Latest News - Newspaper Headlines

Search at city port & 4 container depots after fake currency alert.

19-03-2017

 

The Department of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) carried out searches at container depots in Mumbai, Chennai, Tughlakabad, Kanpur and Kolkata following a tip-off about large consignments of fake Indian currency notes being brought through ports. The operation began early morning on Saturday and was on till the read more »

GST council clears up to 15% cess on luxury cars.

17-03-2017

 

The GST council on Thursday agreed on fixing the ceiling on cess that would be imposed under the new regime to fund compensation to states for any revenue loss, with luxury cars, soft drinks and mineral water facing up to 15% levy on top of the read more »

July 1 date with GST looks set as council clears all bills.

17-03-2017

 

Action Shifts To Parliament & Assemblies

In Works For A Decade, But No Consensus

The GST Council on Thursday paved the way for rolling out of the new tax regime from July , clearing all legislations required for read more »

Referencer Library - Latest News - News on Corruption

Graft charges: HC dismisses pleas of two Excise officials.

02-11-2016

The High Court dismissed the petitions filed by two top officials of the Excise Department challenging the Criminal proceedings initiated against them on charges of corruption by the Lokayukta police.

Justice Anand Byrareddy dismissed the petitions filed read more »


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