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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3627.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 4024.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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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. 

Amends notification No. 11/2017-Union Territory Tax (Rate) so as to extend the last date for exercising the option by promoters to pay tax at the old rates of 12%/ 8% with ITC.
[UTGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/32/2019-TRU ; Dated 10.05.2019]
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2. 

Amends notification No. 8/2017-Integrated Tax (Rate) so as to extend the last date for exercising the option by promoters to pay tax at the old rates of 12%/ 8% with ITC.
[IGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/32/2019-TRU ; Dated 10.05.2019]
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3. 

Amends notification No. 11/ 2017- Central Tax (Rate) so as to extend the last date for exercising the option by promoters to pay tax at the old rates of 12%/ 8% with ITC.
[CGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/32/2019-TRU ; Dated 10.05.2019]
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4. 

GST exemption on the upfront amount payable in installments for long term lease of plots, under Notification No. 12/2017-Central Tax (Rate), S.No. 41 dated 28.06.2017.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/27/2019-TRU; Dated 30.04.2019]
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GST Applicability on Seed Certification Tags.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/27/2019-TRU; Dated 30.04.2019]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Further amends the notification No. 50/2017-Customs, dated the 30th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 785(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 341/15/2018-TRU; Dated 15.06.2019]
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2. 

Increases the import duty leviable on goods, falling under Chapters 7, 28 and 38 of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975).
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 341/15/2018-TRU; Dated 15.06.2019]
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3. 

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. 467/01/2019-Cus.V; Dated 14.06.2019]
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4. 

Poly Vinyl Chloride (Resin) Suspension Grade - Review in in the matter of continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of ‘Poly Vinyl Chloride (Resin) Suspension Grade’ originating in or exported from China PR, Thailand and USA, imposed vide notification No. 27/2014-Customs (ADD), dated the 13th June, 2014 [G.S.R. 405(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/70/2007-TRU (Pt. II); Dated 11.06.2019]
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Paracetamol - Review in the matter of anti-dumping duty on imports of Paracetamol falling under Chapter 29, originating in or exported from China PR.
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/93/2001-TRU (Pt-IV); Dated 10.06.2019]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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Appointment of Special Adjudicators - Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority for adjudication of SCN F.No. DRI/BZU/F/05/2006 dated 13-05-2008.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 116/27/19-CX.3; Dated 29.05.2019]
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2. 

Extension of time limit for filing of Monthly Return for production and removal of goods and other relevant particulars and CENVAT credit specified in Form ER-1 and specified in ER-2.
[Office Orders: F.No. 267/58/2019-CX.8; Dated 08.05.2019]
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3. 

Revised Procedure for electronic filing of Central Excise returns and for electronic payment of Excise duty and Service tax arrears under the new portal www.cbic-gst.gov.in.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 267/58/2019-CX.8; Dated 08.05.2019]
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4. 

Revised Procedure for electronic filing of Central Excise returns and for electronic payment of Excise duty and Service tax arrears under the new portal www.cbic-gst.gov.in.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 267/58/2019-CX.8; Dated 08.05.2019]
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5. 

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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Service Tax - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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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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2. 

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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3. 

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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4. 

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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5. 

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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Others - Latest C.B.E. & C Orders on Promotions, Transfers, etc.
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DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 25/CH(IC)/2019; Dated 14.06.2019]
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2. 

Promotion of Shri Yashwir Singh, Superintendent of Customs (Preventive) to the grade of Assistant Commissioner on Ad-hoc basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.32012/37/2018-Ad.II; Dated 14.06.2019]
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AGT 2019 - Transfer order of Group A officers of CRCL.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. 10A32/4/2019-Ad.II; Dated 13.06.2019]
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4. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 24/CH(IC)/2019; Dated 07.06.2019]
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5. 

Posting of officers on loan basis to Directorate General of Vigilance (DGoV).
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. C.50/56/2019-Ad.II; Dated 04.06.2019]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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13-06-2019 Sir, Could u provide the duties/work profile of Tax Asstt and Executive Tax Asstt in CBIC. THANKS REGARDS KBHASKAR SUPDT read more »

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LAW RELATING TO LEVY OF CUSTOMS DUTIES UNDER THE CUSTOMS TARIFF ACT, 1975.

15-04-2019

Introduction

As defined in the Wikipedia, tariff is a tax on im­ports or exports between sovereign States. It is a form of regulation of foreign trade. It is a policy that taxes foreign products to encourage or protect domestic industry. It helps read more »

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Exotic birds in 21 cages seized during raid at Crawford Mkt, flamingo rescued in suburbs.

16-06-2019

Mumbai: Officials of the directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) carried out multiple raids in the city on Saturday, seizing hundreds of caged exotic birds being illegally smuggled and traded. State forest officials, along with the wildlife crime control bureau, assisted the DRI in these raids.

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In tit for tat, India hikes tariff on 29 US products - Move Comes Days Before Jaishankar Meets Pompeo.

15-06-2019

New Delhi: The government on Friday finally decided to impose additional customs duty on 29 products, including almonds, walnut and pulses, imported from the United States—a move which comes nearly a year after India decided to retaliate against Washington’s decision to raise import duties on some steel read more »

Exports sluggish, trade deficit widens to 6-month high in May.

15-06-2019

  New Delhi: The country’s exports grew nearly 4% to $30 billion in May, while imports rose 4.3% to $45.3 billion and the trade deficit widened to a six-month high, prompting exporters to seek relief in the upcoming Union Budget scheduled for July 5.

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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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