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Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 6279.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 7963.00

Import Duty on Silver

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.01.2020    21%
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
01.07.2019 07.90%
01.10.2018 08.00%
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 2020
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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 & UGST) - Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Amends notification No. 12/2017-Union Territory Tax (Rate) so as to exempt satellite launch services provided by ISRO, Antrix Co. Ltd and NSIL as recommended by GST Council in its 42nd meeting held on 05.10.2020.
[UTGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/135/2020-TRU; Dated 16.10.2020]
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2. 

Amends notification No. 12/2017-Central Tax (Rate) so as to exempt satellite launch services provided by ISRO, Antrix Co. Ltd and NSIL as recommended by GST Council in its 42nd meeting held on 05.10.2020.
[CGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/135/2020-TRU; Dated 16.10.2020]
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3. 

Amends notification No. 9/2017-Integrated Tax (Rate) so as to exempt satellite launch services provided by ISRO, Antrix Co. Ltd and NSIL as recommended by GST Council in its 42nd meeting held on 05.10.2020.
[IGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/135/2020-TRU; Dated 16.10.2020]
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4. 

The Twelfth amendment (2020) to the CGST Rules.2017.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBEC-20/06/09/2019-GST; Dated 15.10.2020]
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5. 

Notifies the number of HSN digits required on tax invoice.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBEC-20/06/09/2019-GST; Dated 15.10.2020]
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Customs - C.B.I.C. Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Front Axle Beam and Steering Knuckles meant for heavy and medium commercial vehicles - Review in the matter of continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of “Front Axle Beam and Steering Knuckles meant for heavy and medium commercial vehicles” falling under tariff items 7326 1910, 7326 1990, 7326 9099, 8708 5000, 8708 9900, originating in or exported from China PR, imposed vide notification No. 49/2015-Customs (ADD), dated the 21st October, 2015 [G.S.R. 802(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/118/2009-TRU (Pt.II); Dated 16.10.2020]
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2. 

Notification in relation to the road connecting Jaigaon Bazar in India and Phuentsholing in Bhutan and Asian Highway 48 connecting Torsha tea garden in India and Ahllay in Bhutan by amendment of Principal Notification No. 63/1994-Customs dated 21st November, 1994.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 554/1/2018-LC; Dated 16.10.2020]
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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. 467/01/2020-Cus.V; Dated 15.10.2020]
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4. 

Testing of outside samples by Revenue Laboratories.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 21019/08/2020-Cus(AS); Dated 15.10.2020]
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5. 

Exchage Rates - Supercedes the notification No. 95/2020-Customs (N.T.), dated 1st October, 2020.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2020-Cus.V; Dated 15.10.2020]
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Central Excise - C.B.I.C. Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Appointment of Special Adjudicators - Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority by CBIC.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 116/54/2019-CX.3; Dated 05.10.2020]
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2. 

Circular on Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019 - Amends Circular No. 1071/4/2019-CX.8.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 267/78/2019/CX.8-Pt.III; Dated 29.05.2020]
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3. 

Amends SVLDRS Rules, 2019.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 267/50/2020-CX.8; Dated 14.05.2020]
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4. 

Amends notification No. 04/2019-Central Excise dated 6th July, 2019 so as to increase effective rate of Road and Infrastructure Cess (RIC) collected as additional duty of excise on petrol and diesel by Rs. 8 per litre.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2014-TRU (Pt-1); Dated 05.05.2020]
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5. 

Amends notification No. 05/2019-Central Excise dated 6th July, 2019 so as to increase effective rate of Special Additional Excise Duty (SAED) on petrol by Rs. 2 per lire and on diesel by Rs. 5 per litre.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2014-TRU (Pt-1); Dated 05.05.2020]
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Service Tax - C.B.I.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 - C.B.I.C. Orders on Promotions, Transfers, etc.
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Promotion to the grade of Principal Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise on in-situ basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/29/2019-Ad.II; Dated 16.10.2020]
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2. 

Placing services of Shri Sameer Pandey, IRS (C&CE:2010) as Deputy Secretary in GST Council Secretariat on deputation basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-35017/78/2020-Ad.II; Dated 16.10.2020]
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3. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 36/CH(IC)/2020; Dated 12.10.2020]
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4. 

Placing services of 08 IRS (C&CE) officers at the disposal of Directorate of Enforcement as Deputy Director of Enforcement for a period of 03 years on deputation basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-35017/39/2020-Ad.II; Dated 12.10.2020]
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5. 

History of Postings of Group-'A' IRS (C&CE) officers as on 09.10.2020 - HOP of Deputy & Assistant Commissioners - PE (III).
[Service Matters: F.No. www.cbic.gov.in; Dated 09.10.2020]
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Discussion Board - Member's Feedback, Queries & Replies
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22-10-2020

Sir,

In terrms of rule 6 of Baggage Rule, 2016, A person who is engaged in a profession abroad or transferring residence to India shall on retun, be allowed clearance free of duty in addition to what he is read more »

News & Views - Articles Written by Prominent Members
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NCCD IN FIXATION OF BRAND RATE DUTY AND DRAWBACK.

15-08-2020

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CB.I. & C.) has clarified vide Instruction No. 5/2020-Cus., dated 12-05-2020 [2020 (372) E.L.T. (T18)] that the incidence of National Calamity Contingent Duty (NCCD), Samir Kumar Sinha where applicable, is required to be factored into the read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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DRI seizes 33 kg gold worth over Rs 17 crore.

02-10-2020

Gold smuggled into India from Myanmar; four Rajasthan based people arrested

In one of the largest seizures, officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Friday seized 33 kg of gold – worth over Rs 17 crore – smuggled into India from Myanmar read more »

GST Revenue collection for September, 2020 – Rs. 95,480 crore gross GST revenue collected in September.

01-10-2020

The gross GST revenue collected in the month of September, 2020 is Rs. 95,480 crore of which CGST is Rs. 17,741 crore, SGST is Rs. 23,131 crore, IGST is Rs. 47,484 crore (including Rs. 22,442 crore collected on import of goods) and Cess is Rs. 7,124 crore read more »

No proposal to change retirement age of central govt employees: Union Minister Jitendra Singh.

16-09-2020

New Delhi: There is no proposal to change the age of retirement of central government employees, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.

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Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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Missing gold: CBI files FIR against customs officials.

18-10-2020

Six customs officials and others have been booked by the CBI in a case where 2.5 kg gold seized from passengers went missing from the godown at the Kempegowda International Airport.

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Latest Judgements - SC Judgements on Service Matters
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19-08-2019

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LTD AND OTHERS Vs. PRAMOD V SAWANT AND ANOTHER

Service Matter - It is trite law that employees of PSUs are not entitled to protection u/s 197 of CrPC as public servant - Hence question of sanctions against appellants nos 3 & 4 by treating them as public servant does not arise since they were absorbed into the main appellant company (PSU).

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01-03-2019

SANJAY JAIN Vs. NU TECH CORPORATE SERVICE LTD & ORS

Service Matter - Adverse remarks - Petitioner the Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax - During the assessment, the petitioner made certain adjustments in the refunds due to the assessee - In appeal before the jurisdictional division bench of the HC the adjustments were set aside - The court made certain adverse remarks against the petitioner and issued directions - Directions included adverse entry in the ACR and denial of promotion - Since, directions were issued without specific notice to the petitioner and were wholly unnecessary having regard to the lis remarks and directions are expunged.

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