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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 2850.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3678.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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H = Gazetted Holidays
R = Restricted Holidays

List of Holidays

D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.07.2017    5%
01.01.2017    4%
01.07.2016    2%
01.01.2016    0%
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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Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST and UGST) - Latest Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Amends the notification No. 35/2017-Central Tax, dated the 15th September, 2017 [G.S.R. 1164(E)] to extend the date of filing of GSTR.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST(Pt.); Dated 20.01.2018]
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2. 

Corrigendum to Circular No. 28/02/2018-GST dated 8th January 2018 issued vide F.No. 354/03/2018.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/03/2018; Dated 18.01.2018]
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3. 

Clarifications regarding GST on College Hostel Mess Fees.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/03/2018; Dated 08.01.2018]
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4. 

Clarifications regarding levy of GST on accommodation services, betting and gambling in casinos, horse racing, admission to cinema, homestays, printing, legal services etc.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/107/2017-TRU; Dated 04.01.2018]
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5. 

Further amends the notification No.2/2017- Union Territory Tax, dated the 27th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 648(E)].
[UTGST Notifications: F.No. 354/320/2017-TRU; Dated 01.01.2018]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Amends the Ministry’s Notification No. 12/139/59-Ad.IIIB dated 05.11.1962 as amended vide Notification No. 04/96-Custom (N.T.) dated 22.01.1996 regarding the number of Presidential Appreciation Certificates.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 394/97/2017-Cus (AS); Dated 19.01.2018]
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2. 

Exchange Rates - Superseds the Notification No. 1/2018-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 4th January, 2018.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2018-Cus.V; Dated 18.01.2018]
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3. 

ATA Carnet - Exempts the goods as specified in Schedule, when imported into India, from the whole of the duty of customs leviable thereon which is specified in the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 (51 of 1975) and from the whole of the integrated tax leviable thereon under sub-section (7) of section 3 of the said Customs Tariff Act.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 15018/1/2016-Dir(ICD); Dated 18.01.2018]
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4. 

Amendment in the AEO Programme Circular No. 33/2016 dated 22.07.2016.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. D-20/DIC/AEO/Modification/16/59/2017; Dated 17.01.2018]
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5. 

Rescinds 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 17.01.2018]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Procedure for manual disbursal of budgetary support under Goods and Service Tax Regime to the units located in States of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and North East including Sikkim.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 116/15/2017-CX-3; Dated 30.11.2017]
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2. 

Procedure for manual disbursal of budgetary support under Goods and Service Tax Regime to the units located in States of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and North East including Sikkim.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 116/15/2017-CX-3; Dated 27.11.2017]
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3. 

The Central Excise (Appeals) Amendment Rules, 2017.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 116/33/2017-CX.3; Dated 23.11.2017]
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4. 

Procedure regarding appeal at a higher fora after Department has lost in two previous stages.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 390/Misc/69/2017-JC; Dated 07.11.2017]
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5. 

(a) appoints the officers mentioned in the Table as the Central Excise officers; (b) vests such officers with all powers under the Central Excise Act, 1944 and the rules made thereunder and the Finance Act, 1994 and the rules made thereunder; and (c) assigns - (i) such Central Excise officers mentioned in the Table, and (ii) Principal Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax or Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax; (iii) Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax (Audit); and (iv) Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax (Appeals), with the jurisdiction mentioned in the said Table, for the purpose mentioned in the said Table.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 137/13/2017-Service Tax; Dated 17.10.2017]
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Service Tax - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Reassignment of cases pending as on 30-6-2017 with the Commissioner of Central Excise and Service Tax (Appeals).
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/13/2017-Service Tax; Dated 17.10.2017]
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2. 

Certain transitional issues arising with respect to payment of service tax after 30th June 2017.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/16/2017-Service Tax; Dated 28.09.2017]
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3. 

The Service Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2017.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/18/2017-Service Tax; Dated 22.06.2017]
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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. 354/75/2017-TRU; Dated 04.05.2017]
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5. 

Extends the date of submission of the Form ST-3 for the period from 1st October 2016 to 31st March 2017, from 25th April, 2017 to 30th April, 2017.
[Orders: F.No. 137/99/2011-Service Tax; Dated 25.04.2017]
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Others - Latest C.B.E. & C Orders on Promotions, Transfers, etc.
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1. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 45/CH(EC)/2017; Dated 19.01.2018]
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2. 

Selection of Ms Suchitra Sharma, IRS (C&CE: 1987), Principal Commissioner, Delhi South GST & CX, for appointment as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) in Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL), Delhi, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32017/4/2017-Ad.II; Dated 15.01.2018]
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3. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 44/CH(EC)/2017; Dated 13.01.2018]
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4. 

Dr Anchita Pandoh and Dr Radhe Tallo, AC, Delhi Customs (UOP) to handle the work of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Programme, in addition to the present assignments, till 31.03.2018.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. C-50/42/2017-Ad.II; Dated 12.01.2018]
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5. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 43/CH(EC)/2017; Dated 05.01.2018]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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07-01-2018

Sir,

A) In terms of sub-section (1) of section 102 of customs Act 1962, when any officer of Customs is about to search any person -----the officer of customs shall, if such person so requires, take him without unnecessary delay to the read more »

Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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Simply junk the entire GST law.

27-11-2017

Last week, Sushil Modi, a key Member of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, said 80 per cent of all issues relating to GST rates had been ad­dressed, with only a few more rate changes before the next financial year begins. He also read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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College entrance tests won’t incur GST.

19-01-2018

All exams conducted by educational institutions and services related to them will be exempted from GST. This means, college entrance exams will be outside the ambit of GST. Further, vehicles used to transport students, faculty and staff schools have been exempted.

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More GST relief: Rates cut on 29 goods & 53 services - Govt Signals Move Towards 1-Stage Filing.

19-01-2018

New Delhi: The Centre and states on Thursday decided to reduce goods and services tax rates on over 80 items, while deciding to start the move towards a single-stage filing instead of the current three stage form, in what is seen as the biggest read more »

Govt banks on 2 tools to crack whip on GST evaders - Hopeful Of 25% Increase In Tax Mop-Up From Next Fiscal

19-01-2018

New Delhi: The government is hoping to raise its goods and services tax (GST) collections by almost 25% by cracking the whip on evaders from April by reintroducing the reverse charge mechanism that will help it track transactions. The “anti-evasion” measure will be in read more »

Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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CBI registers 5 graft cases against customs officials.

14-12-2017

Mumbai: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered five corruption cases against customs officials, including five examiners attached to the air cargo complex at Sahar, a customs house clearing agent and three importers for allegedly evading duty of more than Rs 17 lakh in the import of read more »

Latest Supreme Court Judgements - Service Matters
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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Civil Appeal No. 16985 of 2017 with SLP (C) No. 22917 of 2009 and SLP (C) No. 22917 of 2009

P.S. NARSIMMAN
Vs
UNION OF INDIA

S.A. Bobde and L. Nageswara Rao, JJ.

Dated: October 24, 2017

Service matter - Inspector cadre - Merger of - Regularization - In terms of law laid down in (2015) 6 SCC 727, regularization of officers after merger of Inspector cadre, be done as per seniority as determined under Rule 12 of In¬spector Examiner Recruitment Rules, 2002 - Ministerial Cadre Circular No. 41/2003, dated 10-6-2003 - Quashing of - Said circular rightly quashed by CAT/High Court as same un¬justifiably operated against Ministerial Cadre - Appeal disposed of.


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