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Baggage Rules

Gold - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Gold

Duty payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 2406.00

Import Duty on Gold

Silver - Tariff Value US $

Customs Duty on Silver

Duty payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3307.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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List of Holidays

D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.01.2015 113%
01.07.2014 107%
01.01.2014 100%
01.07.2013 90%
01.01.2013 80%
01.07.2012 72%
01.01.2012 65%
01.07.2011 58%
01.01.2011 51%
01.07.2010 45%
01.01.2010 35%
01.07.2009 27%
01.01.2009 22%
01.07.2008 16%
01.01.2008 12%
01.07.2007 9%
01.01.2007 6%
01.07.2006 2%
01.01.2006 0%
Rates of Dearness Allowance

Rates of Interest on GPF

Effective Dates Interest Rates
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%
01.04.2000 11.00%
01.04.1988 12.00%
01.04.1985 10.50%
01.04.1984 10.00%
01.04.1983 09.50%
01.04.1982 08.00%
Rates of Interest on GPF

Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Customs

1.  Phenol - Continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of Phenol falling under tariff item 2707 99 00 or sub-heading 2907 11, originating in or exported from South Africa, imposed vide notification No. 10/2013-Customs (ADD), the 3rd May, 2013 [G.S.R. 285(E), dated the 3rd May, 2013].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/124/2002-TRU (Pt.-III); Dated 10.07.2015]
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2.  Steel and fibre glass measuring tapes - Continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of steel and fibre glass measuring tapes and their parts and components, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China, imposed vide notification No. 49/2009-Customs, 15th May, 2009 [G.S.R. 336(E), dated the 15th May, 2009].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/102/2009-TRU(Pt.-I); Dated 09.07.2015]
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3.  Exchange Rates - Supersedes the notification No.No.63/2015-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 18th June, 2015 with effect from 3rd July, 2015.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2015-Cus.V; Dated 02.07.2015]
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4.  Tariff Value - Amends the notification No. 36/2001-Customs (N.T.) dated the 3rd August, 2001.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 467/01/2015-Cus-V; Dated 30.06.2015]
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5.  Exchange Rates - Supersedes the notification No.52/2015-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 18th June, 2015 with effect from 19th June, 2015.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2015-Cus.V; Dated 18.06.2015]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Central Excise

1.  Instructions regarding maintenance of Records in Electronic Form and authentication of records by Digital Signature – manner of verification.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 224/44/2014-CX.6; Dated 06.07.2015]
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2.  Specifies the conditions, safeguards and procedures for issue of invoices, preserving records in electronic form and authentication of records and invoices by digital signatures.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 224/44/2014-CX.6; Dated 06.07.2015]
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3.  Exempts the goods required for the National AIDS Control Programme funded by Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria(GFATM) from the whole of the duty of excise.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/194/2014-TRU; Dated 10.06.2015]
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4.  Exempts from the operation of sub-rule (2) of rule 9 of the Central Excise Rules, 2002, every manufacturing unit engaged in the manufacture of aluminium roofing panels falling under tariff item 7610 90 10.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 209/05/2013-CX.6; Dated 08.06.2015]
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5.  Non-filing of SLPs before Supreme Court in the cases where presently revenue is below the threshold limit while appeal filed before 01.09.2011 in High Court.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 276/132/2015-CX.8A; Dated 15.05.2015]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Service Tax

1.  Clarification on rate of service tax on restaurant service.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 334 / 5 /2015-TRU (Pt.); Dated 03.06.2015]
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2.  Exempts taxable services provided under the Power System Development Fund Scheme of the Ministry of Power, from the whole of the service tax leviable thereon under section 66B of the Finance Act 1994.
[Notifications: F.No. 334/5/2015-TRU; Dated 19.05.2015]
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3.  Appoints the 1st day of June, 2015 as the date on which the provisions of sub-paragraphs (ix) and (xii) of paragraph 1 and sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph 2 of the notification No. 06/2015-Service Tax dated the 1st March, 2015 to come into force.
[Notifications: F.No. 334/5/2015-TRU; Dated 19.05.2015]
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4.  Appoints the 1st day of June, 2015 as the date on which the provisions of sub-clauses (a), (b) and (c) and item (A) of sub-clause (d) of clause (ii) of sub-paragraph (e) of paragraph 2 of the notification No. 05/2015-Service Tax, dated 1st March, 2015 to come into force.
[Notifications: F.No. 334/5/2015-TRU; Dated 19.05.2015]
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5.  Appoints the 1st day of June, 2015 as the date on which the provisions of clauses (a), (c) and (f) of section 107, section 108, sub-sections (2), (3) and (4) of section 109, section 153 and section 159 of the Finance Act to come into force.
[Notifications: F.No. 334/5/2015-TRU; Dated 19.05.2015]
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Referencer Library - Latest Documents - Other Matters

1.  Transfer postings in the grades of Assistant and Deputy Commissioners of Customs and Central Excise.
[Service Matters: F.No. A.22013/5/2015-Ad.ll; Dated 02.07.2015]
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2.  Sh. Najib Shah, Member, CBEC to discharge the duties and responsibilities of the post of Chairman, CBEC.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.12026/8/2015-Ad.I; Dated 01.07.2015]
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3.  Promotion of the officers in the grade of Additional Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise to the grade of Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise in the pay scale of Rs. 37,400-67,000/- with Grade Pay of Rs. 10000/-.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.32012/41/2014-Ad.ll; Dated 03.07.2015]
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4.  Grant of the Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG) in Pay Band-4 with Grade Pay of Rs. 8700/- [corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 14,300-18,300] to the IRS(C&CE) officers in Junior Administrative Grade in the Central Board of Excise & Customs.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.32012/43/2014-Ad.II ; Dated 01.07.2015]
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5.  Promotion of the officers mentioned to the grade of Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise in Pay Band 3 with Grade Pay of Rs.5400/- on purely ad-hoc basis, notionally with effect from 22.10.2014 i.e. the date from which their juniors were promoted vide Office Order No. 192/2014 dated 22.10.2014.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-12018/01/2014-Ad.II; Dated 01.07.2015]
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Referencer Library - Latest News - Newspaper Headlines

Chief Economic Adviser: Arvind Subramanian.

31-08-2015

Arvind Subramanian is an economist from the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He is expected to tend the critical economic inputs to the Budget Subramanian, who keeps a hawk eye on economic developments, both domestic and global will read more »

Financial Services Secretary: Anjuly Chib Duggal.

31-08-2015

Anjuly Chib Duggal, a 1981 Punjab-cadre IAS officer, is the new face in Jaitley's team although she has had a long stint in the expenditure department.

She takes over the vital financial services department from Adhia and will lead read more »

Economic Affairs Secretary: Shaktikanta Das.

31-08-2015

Shaktikanta Das is a 1980 batch IAS officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre. He takes charge of the crucial economic affairs department this week after the retirement of Rajiv Mehrishi0 Das, who is currently revenue secretary has a deep knowledge of the Budget-making process having read more »

Revenue Secretary: Hasmukh Adhia.

31-08-2015

Hasmukh Adhia is a 198l batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer. He takes Charge of the revenue department replacing Shaktikanta Das and is expected to usher in his style of working. Adhia who headed the department of financial services is credited with preparing the road map read more »

Disinvestment Secretary: Aradhna Johri.

31-08-2015

Aradhna Johri is an Uttar Pradesh cadre 1AS officer of the 1980 batch. She heads the disinvestment department and is in charge of the government's ambitious stake sale programme. She will have to ensure that the government is able to meet its record Rs 69,500-crore read more »

Referencer Library - News from the Courts

See Certified Copy of the Hon'ble Supreme Court (SC) Orders

ITEM NO.MM-4A COURT NO.4 SECTION IX
S U P R E M E C O U R T O F I N D I A
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
I.A. No. 8
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