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Man swallows 7 gold biscuits to avoid customs, arrested At Mumbai Airport.


According to Mirror Now, Ali admitted to swallowing seven gold pieces that were wrapped in plastic foil. He was later taken to a local hospital in the city. An X-ray scan confirmed his confession.


On Thursday, a man was arrested at read more »


FPJ EXCLUSIVE: Seized gold stolen from Mumbai airport customs warehouse, replaced on theft coming to light.


More skeletons continue to tumble out of the customs closet even after the riot act was read out by Customs Principal Chief Commissioner Roopam Kapoor, who had ordered the transfers of all 38 frontline customs officers in March.


The pilferage of seized gold from the restricted Customs warehouse by Mumbai read more »


CBIC rolls out Automated Return Scrutiny Module for GST returns in ACES-GST backend application for Central Tax Officers.


During the recent review of the performance of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC), Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman had given directions to roll out an Automated Return Scrutiny Module for GST returns at the earliest.


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Customs department arrests man in Mumbai airport with smuggled gold worth Rs 1.29 crore.


Customs officials are also scanning his phone to get information about his associates involved in supplying gold to him.


The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Mumbai customs department Saturday arrested a Mira Road-based man for allegedly smuggling 2.45 kg of gold worth Rs read more »


Customs system glitch chokes shipments at ports pan India, traders pay heavy demurrage charges.


Importers have alleged that the duty payment option on the ICEGATE system is still not functioning properly. Since April 1, heavy demurrage charges have been paid by trade/importers, to the tune of around Rs 500-700 crore.


The customs department had launched a new read more »


Customs officials find 22 snakes in woman's checked bags at India airport.


Customs agents at Chennai Airport seized 22 snakes of various species and a chameleon after finding the reptiles inside luggage belonging to a passenger who had arrived in India from Kuala Lumpur, officials said. 


Photos and video footage shared on social media by read more »


Customs at core of India’s high logistics performance. Key to its role in global value chains.


Indian customs must focus on communication tech to improve capability. The focus should be on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, IoT, and machine learning.


Advancements in transportation and communication technologies have significantly transformed global development since the second half of the 20th century. read more »


Customs seize gold worth Rs 1.4 crores at Kochi airport.


Kochi (Kerala): Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of the Customs Department seized 3038.79 grams of gold worth Rs 1.4 crores at Kochi airport in two instances, said a statement on Wednesday.


In the first instance, on the basis of specific information, DRI and AIU, read more »


GST revenue collection for April 2023 highest ever at Rs 1.87 lakh crore.


Gross GST collection in April 2023 is all time high, Rs 19,495 crore more than the next highest collection of Rs. 1,67,540 crore, in April 2022


GST revenues for April 2023 are 12% higher than the GST revenues Y-o-Y

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Income Tax Officer Threw Phones Into Sabarmati River To Help Colleague In Bribe Case, Arrested: CBI


The accused tax officer, before escaping, handed over two mobile phones to his colleague, who threw them into the Sabarmati River to destroy evidence, the CBI said. 

Ahmedabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested an Income Tax official for allegedly helping his colleague escape read more »


Three held at Delhi airport for smuggling gold worth Rs 1.67 crore: Customs


New Delhi, Apr 17 (PTI) The customs officials have arrested three men at the international airport here for allegedly smuggling into the country gold valuing about Rs 1.67 crore. 

The accused were arrested in separate cases.

Two men, who had arrived read more »


CBIC may soon introduce automated system of publishing daily exchange rates for 22 currencies.


The CBIC is likely to soon introduce a system of publishing daily currency exchange rates on the integrated customs portal, replacing the existing system of notifying rates fortnightly. 

The move would help capture daily exchange rate fluctuations and help importers and exporters to precisely read more »


Centre revises package rates under CGHS.


The Union health ministry on Wednesday announced a revision in package rates under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) and also simplified the referral process under the plan for the benefit of the beneficiaries. 

According to an official statement, while outpatient department (OPD) rates read more »


Govt Employees Can't Be Denied Annual Increment Merely Because They Retired The Next Day Of Earning It : Supreme Court


In a significant judgment, the Supreme Court has held that government employees cannot be denied the annual increment merely because they are to retire the very next day of earning increment.  

A bench comprising Justices MR Shah and CT Ravikumar was deciding the read more »


Digital extortion at Mumbai airport: 20 officials transferred before annual purge.


The Customs department at Mumbai airport has been plagued with rampant cases of digital extortion of passengers by front line officers using Gpay accounts of loaders for collections on the pretext of fake cases of gold smuggling. 

Mumbai: Cracking the whip on the digital extortion racket at read more »


Imports stuck at ports due to payment glitches.


Import consignments are stuck at ports and terminals across the country, impacting several sectors since April 1, due to glitches in the new payment system.

Highlighting the issue of non-payment of customs levies on the newly launched portal, an industry body representing the western region – read more »


Rs. 1,60,122 crore gross GST revenue collected for March 2023.


Second highest collection ever, next only to the collection in April 2022

Monthly GST revenues more than Rs. 1.4 lakh crore for 12 months in a row, with Rs. 1.6 lakh crore crossed for the 2nd time since inception of GST

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Cabinet hikes Dearness Allowance (DA) by 4% for central government employees, pensioners.


The Union Cabinet on Friday decided to increase the Dearness Allowance by four per cent to 42 per cent for central government employees and pensioners, said I&B minister Anurag Thakur in a press conference.

"The Union Cabinet chaired by read more »