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Baggage Rules

Gold - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Gold

Duty payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 2916.00

Import Duty on Gold

Silver - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Silver

Duty payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3939.00

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
01.04.2013 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.  Amendment to Chapter IX of the Customs Act, 1962 - Insertion of Section 58A - clarification regarding transitional provisions relating to Duty Free Shops/ Ship stores/ Airline Stores/ Diplomatic Stores.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 473/05/2015-LC; Dated 20.05.2016]
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2.  Allotment of Warehouse Code for Customs Bonded Warehouses.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 484/03/2015-LC (Pt.1); Dated 20.05.2016]
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3.  Further amends the notification No. 96/2008-Customs, dated the 13th August, 2008 [G.S.R. 590(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/189/2005-TRU (Vol II); Dated 19.05.2016]
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4.  Exchange Rates - Superseds the notification No. 64/2016-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 5th May, 2016.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2016-Cus.V; Dated 19.05.2016]
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5.  Amends the notification No. 40/2012-Customs (ADD), dated the 30th August, 2012 [G.S.R. 657(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/17/2000-TRU (Pt-III); Dated 19.05.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Central Excise

1.  Need for timely forwarding proposal for fresh appointment/ extension of tenure of SPPs handling CBEC cases before the Subordinate Courts/ Courts of Session and High Court.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 278A/54/2015-Legal; Dated 19.05.2016]
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2.  Imposition of Central Excise duty on jewellery - Constitution of sub-committee of the High Level Committee.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 354/25/2016-TRU; Dated 18.05.2016]
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3.  Further amends the notification No. 12/2012-Central Excise, dated the 17th March, 2012 [G.S.R. 163(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 332/13/2015-TRU; Dated 17.05.2016]
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4.  Amends the notification No. 1/2016-Infrastructure Cess, dated the 1st March, 2016 [G.S.R. 255(E)].
[Infrastructure Cess: F.No. 334/8/2016-TRU; Dated 14.05.2016]
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5.  Directs that any reference to ‘Clean Energy Cess’, in the rules, notifications, instructions, decisions, or orders, made or issued under sections 83 and 84 of the Finance Act, 2010 be construed as references to ‘Clean Environment Cess’.
[Clean Environment Cess: F.No. 334/8/2016-TRU; Dated 14.05.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Service Tax

1.  Further amends the notification No. 25/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012 [G.S.R. 467(E)].
[Notifications: F.No. 334/8/2016-TRU; Dated 20.05.2016]
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2.  Clarification regarding leviability of service tax in respect of services provided by arbitral tribunal and members of such tribunal.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 356/1/2016-TRU; Dated 18.05.2016]
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3.  Exemption to Service Tax on the services provided by the specified organisations as defined in clause (zfa) of paragraph 2 of the notification no. 25/2012-Service Tax dated 20th June, 2012 [G.S.R. 467(E)] not levied according to general practice.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/16/2015-Service Tax; Dated 17.05.2016]
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4.  Extends the date of submission of the Form ST-3 for the period from 1st October 2015 to 31st March 2016, from 25th April 2016 to 29th April 2016.
[Orders: F.No. 137/99/2011-Service Tax; Dated 25.04.2016]
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5.  The Point of Taxation (Third Amendment) Rules, 2016.
[Notifications: F.No. 334/8/2016-TRU; Dated 13.04.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Other Matters

1.  Ms. S.L. Sreeparvathy, IRS (C&CE: 2010), Deputy Commissioner and Dr. Gaurav Mittal, IRS (C&CE:2012), Assistant Commissioner, posted as Officers on Special Duty in the Service Tax Wing of Central Board of Central Excise & Customs.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/09/2016-Ad.ll(Pt.1); Dated 20.05.2016]
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2.  Promotion to Shri J.M. Kishore to the grade of Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise in Pay Band-3 (Rs.15,600-39,100 + grade pay of Rs.6,600) on ad-hoc basis, notionally with effect from 18.07.2014.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.32012/23/2014-Ad.II; Dated 18.05.2016]
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3.  Partial modification to the office order No. 220/2012 dated 23.11.2012 - Chief Commissioner of Service Tax, Kolkata nominated as 2nd link officer to the Chief Commissioner of Customs, Kolkata for the purpose of review of orders passed by the Principal Commissioner of Customs (Port), Kolkata and Commoissioner of Customs (Preventive), West Bengal.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. C.50/15/2016-Ad.II; Dated 16.05.2016]
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4.  Assigning the additional charge for the post of Chief Commissioner of Chandigarh Zone to Chief Commissioner of Central Excise, Jaipur Zone.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22011/03/2016-Ad-II; Dated 10.05.2016]
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5.  Services of Shri Y P Singh, IRS (C&CE: 1991) placed on loan basis with Enforcement Directorate.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/103/2015-Ad.ll; Dated 10.05.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest News - Newspaper Headlines

Customs officials can sit again during 12-hour shifts as chairs return at T2.

18-05-2016

Colleagues' Show Of Solidarity Forces Chief Commissioner To Withdraw Order

Chairs made a comeback in the arrival hall of Terminal 2 at Mumbai airport on Tuesday after a spirited show of strength by the superintendents of Customs. The chairs were removed on Friday read more »

Smuggler `chucks' Rs 1.6cr gold in flight bin, caught.

14-05-2016

An airline crew member helped the Customs arrest a smuggler who threw 6.5kg gold worth Rs 1.65 crore in a flight dustbin while travelling from Singapore to Mumbai on Friday.

Officials said they suspect some airport employee's involvement in the case and are making read more »

2 lakh kilos of illegal China-made crackers labelled `glassware' seized.

03-05-2016

 

Fireworks To Be Destroyed By Customs Dept

A huge import consignment of illegal Chinese firecrackers, which was being smuggled into the country by the sea route, was recently seized by officials of the Customs central intelligence unit at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port read more »

Referencer Library - Latest News - News on Corruption

33 IRS officers sacked for not performing.

06-05-2016

Asked To Take Compulsory Retirement

The government has sacked 33 revenue service officers, including seven from the coveted Group A services, for non-performance, the finance ministry said on Thursday.

The move follows PM Modi's advisory to all secretaries a couple read more »


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