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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 4165.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 4496.00

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. 

Extends the last date for furnishing FORM GST CMP-08.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/16/2018-GST; Dated 18.07.2019]
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2. 

Amends the CGST Rules, 2017.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/06/16/2018-GST; Dated 18.07.2019]
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3. 

Clarifies issues regarding procedure to be followed in respect of goods sent / taken out of India for exhibition or on consignment basis for export promotion.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. CBEC-20/06/03/2019-GST ; Dated 18.07.2019]
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4. 

Clarifies various doubts related to supply of Information Technology enabled Services (ITeS services).
[CGST Circulars: F.No. CBEC-20/06/03/2019-GST ; Dated 18.07.2019]
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5. 

Specifies retail outlets established in the departure area of an international airport, beyond the immigration counters, making tax free supply of goods to an outgoing international tourist, as class of persons who shall be entitled to claim refund of applicable union territory tax paid on inward supply of such goods, subject to the conditions specified in rule 95A of the Central Goods and Services Tax Rules, 2017.
[UTGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/90/2019-TRU; Dated 29.06.2019]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Exchage rates - Superceds the notification No. 48/2019-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 4th July, 2019.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2019-Cus.V; Dated 18.07.2019]
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2. 

Implementation of PGA eSanchit- Paperless Porcessing under SWIFT- Uploading of Licenses/ Permits/ Ceritificates/ Other Authorizations (LPCOs) by PGAS.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 450/148/2015-Cus.IV; Dated 16.07.2019]
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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 15.07.2019]
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4. 

Further amends the notification No. 63/1994-Customs (N.T), dated the 21st November, 1994 [S.O. 830(E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 552/10/2019-LC; Dated 12.07.2019]
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5. 

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 12.07.2019]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Exempts crude petroleum oil produced in specified oil fields under production sharing contracts or in the exploration blocks offered under the New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) through international competitive bidding.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/3/2019-TRU; Dated 06.07.2019]
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2. 

Increases the effective rate of Special Additional Excise Duty on Petrol and Diesel.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/3/2019-TRU; Dated 06.07.2019]
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3. 

Increases the effective rate of Road and Infrastructure Cess as additional duty of excise on Petrol and Diesel.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/3/2019-TRU; Dated 06.07.2019]
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4. 

Increases the basic excise duty on specified goods in chapter 24 under section 5A of the Central Excise Act 1944.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/3/2019-TRU; Dated 06.07.2019]
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5. 

Further amends notification No. 11/2017-Central Excise dated 30th June 2017 so as to omit an entry with respect to chapter 24.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/3/2019-TRU; Dated 06.07.2019]
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Service Tax - Latest C.B.E. & 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 - Latest C.B.E. & C Orders on Promotions, Transfers, etc.
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1. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 30/CH(IC)/2019; Dated 19.07.2019]
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2. 

Retention of Shri Manish Lal Choudhary, Assistant Commissioner in Guwahati GST & central Excise Zone.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. C-18011/17/2017-Ad.II; Dated 17.07.2019]
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3. 

Transfer/ Posting in the grade of Pr. Commissioner/ Commissioner.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22011/07/2019-Ad.II; Dated 16.07.2019]
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4. 

Promotion of Shri P. Venkatarama Reddy to the post of Principal Chief Commissioner / Principal Director General of Customs, GST and Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/21/2018-Ad.II; Dated 12.07.2019]
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5. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 29/CH(IC)/2019; Dated 12.07.2019]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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19-06-2019

Officer applied for study leave for a period of 24 months from 13.9.2004 to 12.9.2006.

Officer failed to complete the said study course. Returned to duty on Aug 2005.

He had executed Bond at the time of proceeding the study leave as he failed to complete the course, deptt recovered read more »

Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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LAW RELATING TO LEVY OF CUSTOMS DUTIES UNDER THE CUSTOMS TARIFF ACT, 1975.

15-05-2019

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 »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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Gold smuggling case - SC sets aside HC order on preventive detentions.

19-07-2019

Says HC ‘erred’ in quashing COFEPOSA detentions despite procedures being followed

The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside a Bombay High Court order quashing the preventive detentions under the Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act (COFEPOSA) of two key alleged read more »

Gold smuggling: Yr’s preventive detention for 13.

19-07-2019

Mumbai: Thirteen members of a gang found involved in smuggling 33,396 kg of gold worth Rs 1,000 crore into the country will have to spend a year in prison.

The incarceration under a preventive detention provision follows from a Supreme Court order that set read more »

SC comes to probe agency’s rescue in smuggling case.

06-07-2019

It has stayed the high court order quashing detention of two held in 185 kg gold seizure case

The Supreme Court (SC) has stayed a Bombay High Court order quashing detention orders passed under the stringent read more »

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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