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Gold - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Gold

Duty payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 2811.00

Import Duty on Gold

Silver - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Silver

Duty payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3583.00

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.  Further amends the notification No. 12/2012-Customs, dated the 17th March, 2012 [G.S.R. 185(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. B-1/6/2016-TRU; Dated 27.04.2016]
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2.  Further amends the notification No. 12/97-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated the 2nd April, 1997 [G.S.R. 193(E) to include Village Sachana, Viramgam, District Ahmedabad.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 434/13/2014-Cus.IV; Dated 27.04.2016]
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3.  Appointment of Special Adjudicators - For the purpose of adjudicating the matters relating to show cause notice issued to M/s Bluebell India Traders, 12/190, Razia Manzil, Pazhuvil P.O., Thrissur and other issued vide, F.No. S.14/05/2015-R&I Cus. dated the 15th October, 2015.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 437/16/2016-Cus.IV; Dated 27.04.2016]
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4.  Directs that the provisions of sections 30 and 41 of the Customs Act shall apply to vessels carrying exclusively coastal goods operating from berths used by vessels carrying imported goods or export goods and the person-in-charge of such vessel or his agent shall deliver to the proper officer, a coastal manifest, prior to the arrival or departure of the vessel.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 450/183/2014-Cus.IV; Dated 27.04.2016]
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5.  Carriage of coastal cargo from one Indian port to another port in vessels carrying out coastal runs.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 450/183/2014-Cus.IV; Dated 27.04.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Central Excise

1.  Further amends the notification No. 12/2012-Central Excise, dated the 17th March, 2012 [G.S.R. 163(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. B-1/6/2016-TRU; Dated 26.04.2016]
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2.  Clarification with regard to disposal of Call Book cases which have been decided by Courts or Board has issued clarification.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 21/1/2016-CX.I; Dated 26.04.2016]
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3.  Withdrawal of Circulars/ Instruction on excisability of bagasse, aluminium/ zinc dross.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 96/115/2015-CX.I; Dated 25.04.2016]
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4.  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 23.04.2016]
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5.  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 22.04.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Service Tax

1.  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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2.  The Point of Taxation (Third Amendment) Rules, 2016.
[Notifications: F.No. 334/8/2016-TRU; Dated 13.04.2016]
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3.  The Service Tax (Determination of Value) Amendment Rules, 2016.
[Notifications: F.No. 334/8/2016-TRU; Dated 13.04.2016]
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4.  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 13.04.2016]
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5.  Clarification on issues regarding levy of Service Tax on the services provided by Government or a local authority to business entities.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 334/8/2016-TRU; Dated 13.04.2016]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Other Matters

1.  Promotion of Shri Yogpal Singh, Additional Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise to the grade of Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise in the Pay scale of Rs. 37400-67000 with Grade Pay of Rs. 10000/- against the panel year 2012-13 on provisional and ad-hoc basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/40/2015-Ad.ll; Dated 29.04.2016]
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2.  Shri Rajesh Fattehsingh Dhabre, IRS(C&CE:2000) - Selection and appointment as Director General, Babasaheb Ambedkar Research & Training Institute (BARTI} Pune.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/12212015-Ad.ll; Dated 28.04.2016]
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3.  Posting of the Probationers of 66th Batch of Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise) Group 'A' as Assistant Commissioners of Customs and Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22013/03/2016-Ad.II; Dated 28.04.2016]
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4.  Preparation of Panel for Selection for the Post of Superintendent/ Appraiser, Inspector on deputation in the Directorate General of Systems at Delhi.
[Service Matters: F.No. II(3)/12/2014-Systems; Dated 26.04.2016]
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5.  Release of Shri Prem Chand Verma, Additional Director, DGPM to attend 29th Table Tennis Asian Cup to be held from 28th to 30th April 2016 at Dubai.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/37/2016-Ad.II; Dated 26.04.2016]
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SMUGGLED RARE TORTOISES FLY BACK TO MADAGASCAR.

18-04-2016

A month after they were seized at Mumbai's international airport, 146 tortoises of two critically endangered species -the Ploughshare Tortoise and the Radiated Tortoise -flew back to Madagascar via an Air Mauritius flight with the help of conservation organizations led by the Turtle Survival read more »

Rare tortoises to be flown to Madagascar.

17-04-2016

More than three weeks after 146 endangered tortoises were rescued from a Nepalese flyer at the international airport, 131 of them are set to return to Madagascar on Monday. Fifteen of the tortoises died.

Director of Wildlife Crime Control Bureau M Maranko said the read more »

Mallya can't dictate manner of probe: ED

17-04-2016

The enforcement directorate (ED) on Saturday argued for an “open dated non-bailable warrant” against liquor baron Vijay Mallya as it said that he has not bothered to appear before the agency despite three previous summons issued to him in the Rs 950-crore money laundering case. If the read more »

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15 `tainted' staff put on notice by excise board.

31-03-2016

The Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has prepared a list of at least 15 officials, including a few who hold the rank of commissioner, to be dismissed from service following vigilance probes and pending CBI investigations against them.

The 15 are in read more »


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