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Baggage Rules

Gold - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Gold

Duty payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 2779.00

Import Duty on Gold

Silver - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Silver

Duty payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3736.00

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.  Rescinds the notification No. 35/2012-Customs (ADD), dated the 10th July, 2012 [G.S.R. 551(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/214/2001-TRU (Pt.V); Dated 07.06.2016]
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2.  Vitrified/ Porcelain tiles - Anti-dumping duty on the import of Vitrified/Porcelain tiles, falling under heading 6907, 6908 or 6914 originating in or exported from China PR.
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/214/2001-TRU (Pt.V); Dated 07.06.2016]
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3.  Appointment of Special Adjudicators - For the purpose of adjudicating the matters relating to show cause notices and in supersession of various orders/ notifications.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 437/18/2016-Cus-IV; Dated 07.06.2016]
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4.  Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE - Review in the matter of continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE falling under tariff item 3904 61 00 of Chapter 39, originating in or exported, from Russia, imposed vide notification No. 57/2010-Customs, dated the 3rd May, 2010 [G.S.R. 373(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/106/2004-TRU (Pt.-I); Dated 06.06.2016]
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5.  Appointment of Special Adjudicators - For the purpose of adjudicating the matters relating to show cause notices and in supersession of various orders/ notifications.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 437/01/2016-Cus-IV; Dated 06.06.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Central Excise

1.  Instructions on information returns to be furnished under Notification No. 4/2016-ST dated 1S.02.2016.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 221/01/2016-CX.6; Dated 06.06.2016]
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2.  Indirect Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 1080/06/DLA/IDRS/2016; Dated 01.06.2016]
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3.  The Indirect Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme Rules, 2016.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 1080/06/DLA/IDRS/2016; Dated 31.05.2016]
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4.  The CENVAT Credit (Seventh Amendment) Rules, 2016.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. B-1/18/2016-TRU; Dated 26.05.2016]
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5.  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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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Service Tax

1.  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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2.  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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3.  Amends notification No. 25/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012, so as to exempt the legal services provided by senior advocates to a business entity with a turnover up to rupees ten lakh in the preceding financial year.
[Notifications: F.No. B-1/7/2016-TRU; Dated 06.06.2016]
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4.  Enactment of Finance Bill, 2016.
[Instructions: F.No. B-1/19/2016-TRU; Dated 31.05.2016]
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5.  The Service Tax (Third Amendment) Rules, 2016.
[Notifications: F.No. B-1/18/2016-TRU; Dated 26.05.2016]
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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

Rs 84 lakh gold found in toilet of aircraft by Customs.

27-05-2016

The Customs seized gold worth Rs 84 lakh from a plane's toilet on Thursday. The plane was flying on the Dubai-Mumbai route. The gold was concealed in a panel above the smoke detector.

Official said that they received specific information about gold stored inside read more »

Survey: Most flyers prefer to pay Customs duty via cards.

23-05-2016

Some bring bags packed with electronic goods or liquor bottles, others may walk in, gleaming with jewellery and designer bags. But most passengers who shop abroad don't have much of a clue on what could get them into trouble with the men-in-white who man the red green read more »

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 »

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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