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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3211.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3788.00

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

Referencer for GST Acts 2018
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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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Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST and UGST) - Latest Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Appointment of common authority for the purpose of exercise of powers under sections 73,74, 75 and 76 of the CGST Act, 2017.
[CGST Orders: F.No. CBEC-20/16/15/2018-GST; Dated 12.03.2019]
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2. 

Gives composition scheme for supplier of services with a tax rate of 6% having annual turn over in preceding year upto Rs 50 lakhs.
[CGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/25/2019-TRU; Dated 08.03.2019]
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3. 

Clarifies nature of supply of Priority Sector Lending Certificates (PSLC).
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/124/2018-TRU; Dated 08.03.2019]
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4. 

Removes difficulty in implementation of Notification No. 2/2019- Central Tax (Rate).
[CGST Orders: F.No. 354/25/2019-TRU; Dated 08.03.2019]
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5. 

Removes difficulty in implementation of Notification No. 2/2019- Union Territory Tax (Rate).
[UGST Orders: F.No. 354/25/2019-TRU; Dated 08.03.2019]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Exchange Rates - Superceds the Notification No. 21/2019-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 7th March, 2019.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2019-Cus.V; Dated 20.03.2019]
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2. 

Stepping up of preventive vigilance mechanism by CBIC field formations during the 17th Lok Sabha election process.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 394/21/2019-Cus.(AS); Dated 18.03.2019]
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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 15.03.2019]
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4. 

Further amends the notification No. 63/1994-Customs (N.T.) dated the 21st November, 1994 [S.O. 830(E)] - Dera Baba Nanak is appointed as land customs station for the purpose of clearance of baggage.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 558/01/2019-LC; Dated 15.03.2019]
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5. 

Further amends the notification No.152/2009-Customs, dated the 31st December, 2009 [G.S.R. 943(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/107/1996-TRU (Vol. IV); Dated 15.03.2019]
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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. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 13/CH(IC)/2019; Dated 22.03.2019]
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2. 

Appointment of Shri Rohit Dwivedi, IRS(C&CE) officer as Joint Director in the Directorate of Enforcement on deputation basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/46/2018-Ad.II; Dated 19.03.2019]
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3. 

Appointment of IRS(C&CE) officers as Deputy Director in the Directorate of Enforcement on deputation basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/62/2018-Ad.II; Dated 19.03.2019]
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4. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 12/CH(IC)/2019; Dated 15.03.2019]
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5. 

Extension of deputation tenure of Shri Rajeev Yadav, IRS (C&CE: 1994) as Finance Expert on UN Panel of Experts on Sudan (Darfur).
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/21/2018-Ad.II; Dated 13.03.2019]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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18-03-2019

Sir,

Good afternoon

what are the criteria for adding/including the name of a govt servants in ODI/CLOUD LIST

is it from the date of any complaint received against the govt servant

or from the date of contemplating the charge sheet

or from the date of issuance of CS or from read more »

Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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Coming to sense with absurdities.

21-01-2019

Good sense has prevailed. The 'pre-import' condition for import of in­puts without payment of Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) under cer­tain categories of advance authorisation has been removed. Also, the export obli­gation in such cases may be fulfilled through physical shipment, as well as cer­tain categories read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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Lower GST for realty from April.

19-03-2019

New Delhi: The GST Council on Tuesday decided to allow all projects where construction begins from April to move to a lower levy, but postponed a decision on the Maharashtra government’s demand for classifying apartments that cost under Rs 70 lakh in Mumbai as “affordable housing”.

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A TAXABLE SERVICE - Charitable trusts holding marathons to face GST.

16-03-2019

New Delhi: In a setback to several charitable institutions, the Tamil Nadu Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) has held that conducting marathons by a charitable trust registered under the Income Tax Act does not exempt them from GST liability as only activities covered under definition of “charitable read more »

Exports in 2018-19 set to finally scale 2013-14 level - Officials Blame Global Slowdown For Recent Sluggishness.

16-03-2019

New Delhi: Exports appear on course to finally cross the 2013-14 level during the current financial year despite the sluggishness seen in recent months.

Data released by the commerce department on Friday showed that exports inched up by 2.5% to $26.7 billion in February read more »

Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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CBI books two customs officials for bribery - Duo asked Qatar bound passenger for money to clear camera equipment.

25-02-2019

The CBI is investigating two customs officials for accepting a bribe of Rs 4,000 from a Qatar-bound photographer at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International (CSI) Airport.

The man was carrying expensive camera equipment and was told that in the absence of clearance from them, he 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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