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Gold - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Gold

Duty payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3018.00

Import Duty on Gold

Silver - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Silver

Duty payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 4633.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.01.2016 125%
01.07.2015 119%
01.01.2015 113%
01.07.2014 107%
01.01.2014 100%
01.07.2013 90%
01.01.2013 80%

Rates of Dearness Allowance

Rates of Interest on GPF

Effective Dates Interest Rates
01.07.2016 08.10%
01.04.2013 08.70%
01.04.2012 08.80%
01.04.2011 08.60%
01.04.2003 08.00%
01.04.2002 09.00%
01.04.2001 09.50%

Rates of Interest on GPF

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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Customs

1.  Review of entity based facilitation programmes viz. Accredited Client Programme (ACP) and Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) programme — Revised Guidelines.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 450/179/2009-Cus.IV(Pt); Dated 22.07.2016]
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2.  Exchange Rates - Superseds the notification No. 96/2016-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 6th July, 2016.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2016-Cus.V; Dated 21.07.2016]
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3.  Extension of benefit of Notification No. 24/2005 dated 01.03.2005 (Sr. No. 3) [as amended by Notification No. 132/2006-Customs dated 30.12.2006 (Serial No. 15)] to Micro/Mini SD cards.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 528/43/2016-STO (TU); Dated 20.07.2016]
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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. 467/01/2016-Cus.V; Dated 15.07.2016]
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5.  The Customs (Import of Goods at Concessional Rate of Duty for Manufacture of Excisable Goods) Second (Amendment) Rules, 2016.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 450/28/2016-Cus.lV; Dated 14.07.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Central Excise

1.  Classification of Micronutrients, Multi-micronutrients, Plant Growth Regulators and Fertilizers - clarification regarding classification of Glyphosates.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 106/03/2013-CX.3; Dated 21.07.2016]
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2.  Manual signatures on digitally signed invoices.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 224/44/2014-CX.6; Dated 19.07.2016]
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3.  Classification of Tamarind Kernel Powder under CETA, 1985.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 116/17/2016-CX.3; Dated 19.07.2016]
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4.  Further amends the notification No. 35/2001-Central Excise (N.T.) dated the 26th June, 2001 [G.S.R. 464(E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 354/230/2013-TRU; Dated 11.07.2016]
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5.  Scope of word 'site' appearing in Notification No. 12/2012 Central Excise, dated 17.03.2012.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 68/1/2016-CX.I; Dated 06.07.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Service Tax

1.  Exempts the taxable services by way of transportation of goods by a vessel from outside India upto the customs station in India with respect to which the invoice for the service has been issued on or before the 31st May, 2016, from the whole of service tax leviable.
[Notifications: F.No. B-1/21/2016-TRU; Dated 23.06.2016]
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2.  Exempts taxable services with respect to which the invoice for the service has been issued on or before the 31st May, 2016, from the whole of Krishi Kalyan Cess leviable thereon, subject to condition that the provision of service has been completed on or before the 31st May, 2016.
[Notifications: F.No. B-1/21/2016-TRU; Dated 23.06.2016]
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3.  Speedy disbursal of pending refund claims of exporters of services under rule 5 of the CENV AT Credit Rules, 2004.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/62/2015-Service Tax; Dated 15.06.2016]
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4.  Amends notification No. 30/2012-Service Tax dated 20th June, 2012, so as to prescribe extent of payment of service tax by a business entity as a recipient of services provided by senior advocates.
[Notifications: F.No. B-1/7/2016-TRU; Dated 06.06.2016]
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5.  The Service Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2016 - Amends Service Tax Rules, 1994 so as to specify the business entity as the person liable to service tax in respect of services provided by senior advocates.
[Notifications: F.No. B-1/7/2016-TRU; Dated 06.06.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Other Matters

1.  Transfers and postings in the grade of Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.220011/07/2016-Ad.ll; Dated 14.07.2016]
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2.  Transfers and postings in the grade of Principal Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.220011/08/2016-Ad.ll; Dated 14.07.2016]
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3.  Services of Shri Sayed Mohamed V.S., IRS (C & CE: 2015) are placed at the disposal of the Directorate of Enforcement on deputation basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/56/2014-Ad.ll; Dated 12.07.2016]
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4.  Transfer and posting in the grade of Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22011/10/2016-Ad.ll; Dated 04.07.2016]
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5.  Assigning additional charge of the post of Director General (GST) to Shri Mahender Singh, Director General (Audit) of Customs and Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22011/3/2016-Ad.ll; Dated 01.07.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest News - Newspaper Headlines

7th Pay Commission: Govt issues notification, relief to lakhs of central govt employees.

26-07-2016

7th Pay Commission: Central government employees will now get the revised pay from their August salaries.

The Union government has on Tuesday published the implementation notification of the 7th Pay Commission. The notification is dated July 25, 2016. The decision comes as a sigh read more »

Kenyan airline staffer held with Rs 2.5-crore gold.

25-07-2016

A Kenyan airline staffer who had allegedly tried to smuggle gold into the country was nabbed by the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai police. The arrested accused had concealed the gold bars weighing 7.5 kg and worth Rs 2.25 crore in the cabin crew section. Acting on read more »

No day-to-day patrolling off city coast, customs report raises alert.

24-07-2016

`Port Gates Generally Closed, Preventing Boat Movement'

After the 2611terror attacks in Mumbai, the government had tightened the three-layered security co ver along the 220 km-long coastline of the city. However, a latest assessment report of the customs department has sent alarm bells read more »

Referencer Library - Latest News - News on Corruption

Gold worth Rs 18cr missing from IGI customs' vault since June.

20-07-2016

All that glitters is not gold inside customs' high-security vault at Indira Gandhi International Airport here. A `high-level stock-taking committee' that recently checked the sealed packets at the vault found that many of them contained spurious pieces.

Altogether, about 83kg gold has been replaced read more »


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