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Baggage Rules

Gold - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Gold

Duty payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 2736.00

Import Duty on Gold

Silver - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Silver

Duty payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3434.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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List of Holidays

D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
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
01.04.2013 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.  Exchange Rates - Supersedes the notification No. 14/2016-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 21st January, 2016.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2016-Cus.V; Dated 04.02.2016]
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2.  Extending the Indian Customs Single Window to other locations and other Participating Government Agencies.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 450/147/2015-Cus-IV; Dated 03.02.2016]
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3.  Further amends the notification No. 12/2012-Customs, dated the 17th March, 2012 [G.S.R. 185(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 356/46/2011-TRU; Dated 02.02.2016]
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4.  Exchange Rates - Amends the Notification No. 14/2016-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 21st January, 2016.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2016-Cus.V; Dated 01.02.2016]
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5.  Amends the notification No. 133/2008-Customs, dated the 12th December, 2008 [G.S.R. 853(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/32/2008-TRU (Pt-I); Dated 29.01.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Central Excise

1.  Further amends the notification No. 45/2001-Central Excise (N.T.), dated the 26th June, 2001 [G.S.R. 474(E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 116/31/2015-CX.3; Dated 03.02.2016]
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2.  The CENVAT Credit (Second Amendment) Rules, 2016.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 332/18/2015-TRU; Dated 03.02.2016]
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3.  Refund of Excise duty on purchase of cars by physically handicapped persons.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 268/8/2015-CX-8; Dated 03.02.2016]
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4.  The CENVAT Credit (First Amendment) Rules, 2016.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 6/14/2014-CX.I (Pt.); Dated 01.02.2016]
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5.  Inclusion of show cause notice's issued in relation to levy of CVD on vessels imported for breaking in the "Call-Book".
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 6/14/2014-CX.1 (Pt.); Dated 01.02.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Service Tax

1.  Amends the notification No. 39/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012 [G.S.R. 481(E)].
[Notifications: F.No. 332/18/2015-TRU; Dated 03.02.2016]
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2.  Further amends the notification No. 12/2013-Service Tax, dated the 1st July, 2013 [G.S.R. 448(E)].
[Notifications: F.No. 332/18/2015-TRU; Dated 03.02.2016]
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3.  Amends the notification No. 41/2012-Service Tax, dated the 29th June, 2012 [G.S.R. 519(E)].
[Notifications: F.No. 332/18/2015-TRU; Dated 03.02.2016]
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4.  Reduction of Government litigation - Increase of monetary limits for filing appeals by the Department before CESTAT and High Court.
[Instructions: F.No. 390/Misc./163/2010-JC; Dated 28.01.2016]
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5.  Report in respect of withdrawal of department's appeals pending before High Court/ CESTAT on the basis of : (i) enhanced monetary limit and (ii) earlier Supreme Court's decision on the identical matters.
[Instructions: F.No. 390/Misc./163/2010-JC; Dated 21.01.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Other Matters

1.  Extension of tenure of consulting assignment with Asian Development Bank in respect of Shri Satish Kumar Reddy, IRS (C&CE: 1993), for a further period of one year.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/29/2013-Ad.II; Dated 04.02.2016]
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2.  Additional charge to Chief Commissioner/Director -General of Customs and Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22011/3/2015-Ad.ll; Dated 02.02.2016]
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3.  Shri Sandeep Prakash, Commissioner (Logistics) assigned the charge of the post of Director (Revenue Laboratories), Central Revenues Control Laboratory, New Delhi.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22011/3/2015-Ad.ll; Dated 02.02.2016]
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4.  Due List of Commissioners/ Additional Director General (AGT-2016) (as on 31.03.2016).
[Service Matters: F.No. 8/DB/190/HRD(HRM)/ AGT-2016/2015; Dated 01.02.2016]
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5.  Annual General Transfer 2016.
[Service Matters: F.No. 8/DB/190/HRD(HRM)/ AGT-2016/2015; Dated 01.02.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest News - Newspaper Headlines

GLICLAZIDE - CLASSIFICATION OF

05-02-2016

As per the Notification No. 59/2015-Customs (ADD), dated 08-12-2015, Anti­dumping Duty has been imposed on import of organic compound 'Cliclazide: which is specified in Column (3) of the Table of the said notification and falling under Tariff Item 2942 00 90 of the First read more »

Cabin crew member held for trying to smuggle dollars worth Rs. 2.6cr to HK.

05-02-2016

Amount Was To Be Used To Buy Gold, Another Employee On Run

A racket that involved smuggling foreign currency out of the country and bringing back gold purchased with the money, has been busted with the arrest of a private airline's cabin crew read more »

78 cocaine pellets recovered from Zimbabwean woman's rectum.

03-02-2016

Hospital authorities have managed to recover 78 pellets of pure cocaine from the rectum of a 25-year-old Zimbabwean woman. Cremancia Sophia was arrested at the Mumbai airport after Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials got a tip-off that a female passenger was carrying drugs.

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Referencer Library - Latest News - News on Corruption

Gold smuggling case : Customs officials questioned.

10-02-2016

Almost 11 months later, for the first time Customs officials were ques­tioned in the 60 kg. gold smuggling case that was detected in February last year outside city airport.

The Ahmedabad Zonal Unit of Directorate of Revenue read more »


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