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Baggage Rules


Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3372.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 4020.00

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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Referencer for Air Customs Officers
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Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST and UGST) - Latest Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Extends the due date for furnishing of FORM GSTR – 7 for the month of January, 2019 till 28.02.2019.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/17/2018-GST (Pt.I); Dated 08.02.2019]
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2. 

Rescinds Sl. No. 10D of Notification No. 09/2017-Integrated Tax (Rate) dated 28.06.2017 in relation to exemption of IGST on supply of services having place of supply in Nepal or Bhutan, against payment in Indian Rupees.
[IGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/221/2017-TRU; Dated 04.02.2019]
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3. 

Amends Removal of Difficulties Order no 4/2018-CT to extend the due date for furnishing of FORM GSTR – 8 for the months of October, 2018 to December, 2018 till 07.02.2019.
[CGST Orders: F.No. 20/06/17/2018-GST; Dated 01.02.2019]
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4. 

Amends the earlier issued circulars in wake of amendments in the CGST Act, 2017 (which shall come into force w.e.f. 01.02.2019).
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 20/16/04/2018-GST; Dated 01.02.2019]
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5. 

Amends the earlier issued circulars in wake of amendments in the CGST Act, 2017 (which shall come into force w.e.f. 01.02.2019).
[IGST Circulars: F.No. 20/16/04/2018-GST; Dated 01.02.2019]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Inserts tariff item 9806 00 00 in chapter 98 of the First schedule to Customs tariff act, 1975 to impose basic customs duty of 200% on all goods originating in or exported from Pakistan.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/40/2019-TRU; Dated 16.02.2019]
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2. 

Drawback - Amends notification No. 95/2018-Cus (N.T.) dated 06.12.2018 relating to AIRs of Duty Drawback.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 609/4/2019-DBK; Dated 16.02.2019]
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3. 

Exchange Rates - Amends the Notification No. 9/2019-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 7th February, 2019.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2019-Cus.V; Dated 15.02.2019]
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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. 467/01/2019-Cus.V; Dated 15.02.2019]
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5. 

Rescinds the notification No. 11/2013-Customs (ADD), dated the 16th May, 2013 [G.S.R. 318(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/195/2013-TRU (Pt. II); Dated 12.02.2019]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

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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2. 

Amends or further amends, as the case may be, the Notifications No. 22/2003-Central Excise dated the 31st March, 2003 [G.S.R 265(E), dated the 31st March, 2003]; No. 23/2003-Central Excise dated the 31st March, 2003 [G.S.R 266(E), dated the 31st March, 2003] and No. 24/2003-Central Excise dated the 31st March, 2003 [G.S.R 267(E), dated the 31st March, 2003] in the manner as specified in the corresponding entry in of the said Table.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. DGEP/EOU/40/2017; Dated 05.12.2018]
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3. 

Notifies the General Bond (Surety/Security) to be executed by Export Oriented Units/ Electronic Hardware Technology Park/ Software Technology Park/ Bio-Technology Park units for provisional assessment of goods to Central Excise duty, for export without payment of duty, for special procedure for removal of semi-finished goods for certain purposes and for special procedure for removal of excisable goods for carrying out certain processes.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. DGEP/EOU/40/2017; Dated 05.12.2018]
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4. 

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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5. 

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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Service Tax - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

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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2. 

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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3. 

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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4. 

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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5. 

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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Others - Latest C.B.E. & C Orders on Promotions, Transfers, etc.
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1. 

Annual General Transfer 2019 - Circular dated 08.02.2019 regarding AGT-2019.
[Service Matters: F.No. www.cbic.gov.in; Dated 15.02.2019]
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2. 

Annual General Transfer 2019 - AGT 2019 Due List of Principal Commissioner.
[Service Matters: F.No. www.cbic.gov.in; Dated 15.02.2019]
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3. 

Annual General Transfer 2019 - AGT 2019 Due List of Commissioner.
[Service Matters: F.No. www.cbic.gov.in; Dated 15.02.2019]
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4. 

Annual General Transfer 2019 - AGT 2019 Due List of Additional / Joint Commissioner.
[Service Matters: F.No. www.cbic.gov.in; Dated 15.02.2019]
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5. 

Annual General Transfer 2019 - AGT 2019 Due List of Deputy / Assistant Commissioner.
[Service Matters: F.No. www.cbic.gov.in; Dated 15.02.2019]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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19-02-2019

Sir,

By an order of the Court the Charged Officer is ordered to be acquitted in a criminal case filed by CBI.

Sir is there any effect on departmental inquiry already initiated against the CO ?

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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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Flyer arrested with ?6.7 crore gold bars.

14-02-2019

Mumbai: In one of the biggest gold seizures this year, the city’s customs department on Tuesday arrested a passenger arriving from Dubai with 22kg of smuggled bars worth Rs 6.7 crore at Mumbai international airport. Officials later recovered Rs 1.5 crore from the residence of the passenger read more »

Panel backs lower GST on under-construction flats.

09-02-2019

New Delhi: A ministerial panel has backed a move to lower goods and services tax (GST) on under-construction real estate projects from the current 18% to 5%, with a lower levy likely for affordable houses.

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‘GST cannot be levied on sums recovered from staff for benefits’.

07-02-2019

Mumbai: A ruling by Maharashtra Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) is a shot in the arm for corporate employees. They will not have to bear a GST levy, when they partly reimburse the employer company for various facilities such as a canteen food and medical insurance cover read more »

Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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Rs. 100-crore assets seized from Raj IRS man who wanted to be MP.

29-01-2019

Jaipur: An IRS officer, Sahi Ram Meena, who was caught red-handed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials while accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh, had written a book on GST — Need of Tax Reforms in India (New Era of GST) — which was being sold 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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