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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 4241.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 4906.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.01.2019    12%
01.07.2018    9%
01.01.2018    7%
01.07.2017    5%
01.01.2017    4%
01.07.2016    2%
01.01.2016    0%

Rates of Dearness Allowance

Rates of Interest on GPF

Effective Dates Interest Rates
01.01.2018 07.60%
01.07.2017 07.80%
01.04.2017 07.90%
01.04.2016 08.10%
01.04.2013 08.70%

Rates of Interest on GPF

Referencer for GST Acts 2018
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A Collection of the Goods and Services Tax Acts as amended from time to time.

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Referencer for Air Customs Officers
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Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST and UGST) - Latest Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Exempts the hiring of Electric buses by local authorities from GST.
[UTGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 54/47/2018-TRU; Dated 31.07.2019]
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2. 

Reduces the GST rate on Electric Vehicles, and charger or charging stations for Electric vehicles.
[UTGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/47/2018-TRU; Dated 31.07.2019]
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3. 

Exempts the hiring of Electric buses by local authorities from GST.
[IGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 54/47/2018-TRU; Dated 31.07.2019]
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4. 

Reduces the GST rate on Electric Vehicles, and charger or charging stations for Electric vehicles.
[IGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 354/47/2018-TRU; Dated 31.07.2019]
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5. 

Exempts the hiring of Electric buses by local authorities from GST.
[CGST Rate Notifications: F.No. 54/47/2018-TRU; Dated 31.07.2019]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Recovery of Export benefits given under incentive and Reward Schemes under Chapter 3 of FTP on re-import of export goods.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 03/18/2018-DBK; Dated 13.08.2019]
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2. 

Clarification regarding applicability of All Industry Rates of duty drawback while fixing Brand Rate of duty drawback in post GST era
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 609/39/2019-DBK; Dated 08.08.2019]
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3. 

Jute Products - Anti-dumping duty on the import of ‘Jute Products’ namely, Jute Yarn/Twine (multiple folded/cabled and single), Hessian fabric, and Jute sacking bags falling under Tariff Headings 5307, 5310, 5607 or 6305, originating in, or exported from Bangladesh and Nepal and imported into India.
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/211/2016-TRU; Dated 01.08.2019]
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4. 

Rescinds the notification No. 16/2018-Customs (ADD), dated the 23rd March 2018 [G.S.R. 276(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/211/2016-TRU; Dated 01.08.2019]
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5. 

Exchage rates - Superceds the notification No. 48/2019-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 4th July, 2019.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2019-Cus.V; Dated 01.08.2019]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Appointment of Special Adjudicators - Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority for adjudication of SCN F.No. DRI/BZU/F/05/2006 dated 13-05-2008.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 116/08/2019-Cx.3; Dated 18.07.2019]
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2. 

Exempts crude petroleum oil produced in specified oil fields under production sharing contracts or in the exploration blocks offered under the New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) through international competitive bidding.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/3/2019-TRU; Dated 06.07.2019]
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3. 

Increases the effective rate of Special Additional Excise Duty on Petrol and Diesel.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/3/2019-TRU; Dated 06.07.2019]
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4. 

Increases the effective rate of Road and Infrastructure Cess as additional duty of excise on Petrol and Diesel.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/3/2019-TRU; Dated 06.07.2019]
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5. 

Increases the basic excise duty on specified goods in chapter 24 under section 5A of the Central Excise Act 1944.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/3/2019-TRU; Dated 06.07.2019]
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Service Tax - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Provisions in the Cenvat Credit Rules, 2004 regarding reversal of credit.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/32/2014-Service Tax; Dated 05.07.2019]
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2. 

Taxability of the service of access to a road or bridge in the period 8-11-2016 to 1-12-2016.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/3/2016-Service Tax(Part-I); Dated 21.05.2019]
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3. 

Directs the service tax payable under section 66B of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), on the services provided by training providers (project implementation agencies) under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana under the Ministry of Rural Development by way of offering skill or vocational training courses certified by the National Council for Vocational Training, in the said period, but for the said practice, shall not be required to be paid.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/14/2018-Service Tax; Dated 06.03.2019]
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4. 

Applicability of Service Tax on Asian Development Bank (ADB) and International Finance Corporation (IFC).
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 354/321/2018-TRU; Dated 15.01.2019]
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5. 

Directs the service tax payable under section 66B of the Finance Act, 1994, on the services by way of granting of "right of way" by "local authorities", as defined in sub-section (7) of section 3 of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, in the period commencing on and from the lst day of July, 2012 and ending with the 30th day of June, 2017, but for the practice, shall not be required to be paid.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/12/2018-Service Tax; Dated 30.11.2018]
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Others - Latest C.B.E. & C Orders on Promotions, Transfers, etc.
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1. 

Temporary attachment of IRS(C&CE) Group "A" officers.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/61/2018-Ad.II; Dated 16.08.2019]
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2. 

Additional charge in the grade of Pr. Chief Commissioner/ Pr. Director General/ Chief Commissioner/ Director General.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22011/02/2018-Ad.II; Dated 16.08.2019]
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3. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 33/CH(IC)/2019; Dated 09.08.2019]
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4. 

Draft All India Seniority List of IRS (C&CE) Officers in the grade of Chief Commissioners / Director General (HAG+) of Customs, GST and Central Excise.
[Service Matters: F.No. A.32012/22/2018-Ad.II; Dated 09.08.2019]
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5. 

Temporary attachment of IRS(C&CE) Group "A" officers.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/61/2019-Ad.II; Dated 06.08.2019]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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12-08-2019

Sir,

Thank your sir and kind reference to the reply 10.08.2019.

It could not be noticed about amendment retaining the provisions Transportation of Goods (Through Foreign Territory) Regulations, 1965.

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Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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LAW RELATING TO LEVY OF CUSTOMS DUTIES UNDER THE CUSTOMS TARIFF ACT, 1975.

15-05-2019

Introduction

As defined in the Wikipedia, tariff is a tax on im­ports or exports between sovereign States. It is a form of regulation of foreign trade. It is a policy that taxes foreign products to encourage or protect domestic industry. It helps read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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Poorer states score big in GST mop-up - Industrialised Peers Lag On New Tax.

13-08-2019

New Delhi: Consuming states such as Bihar, Odisha, UP and Madhya Pradesh — many of whom may be poorer but have large populations — are faring better in goods and services tax (GST) collections than their industrialised peers such as Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

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39 held for smuggling diesel from ships, selling it cheap to fishermen.

10-08-2019

Navi Mumbai: Thirty-nine people have been arrested for allegedly smuggling diesel after purchasing it at discounted rates from vessels sailing in the Arabian sea and then selling it at higher rates to fishermen in Raigad and around.

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DEADLINE ON AUG 31 - Only 20% of GST returns for FY18 filed.

09-08-2019

New Delhi: Nearly a year after the due date, only around a fifth of the goods and services tax (GST) payers have filed their annual returns for 2017-18, despite the deadline being extended on several occasions.

The poor response has prompted Central Board of read more »

Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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Officer, seniors probing IRS officials at airport shifted.

24-07-2019

Mumbai: The officer probing three Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officials charged with alleged corruption and malpractices was transferred on Tuesday, along with two seniors supervising the inquiry.

Assistant commissioner of customs Deepak Pandit and his two seniors, additional commissioner of customs Raju Sakthvel and read more »

Latest Judgements - SC Judgements on Service Matters
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21-08-2018 KUDRAT SANDHU Vs UNION OF INDIA

Service Matter - Regarding the CESTAT, it would be inappropriate to interpret service rules such that a Member (J) upon assuming office would have a tenure expiring after five years if it falls before attaining the age of 62 years - Hence the clarification issued for the ITAT is also applicable to members of the CESTAT - Regarding members of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT), they would hold office until attainment of 65 years of age - However, chairpersons of the AFT who also served as judges of the Apex Court, would serve in such capacity till the age of 70 years - Lastly, regarding the Central Administrative Tribunal, the old service rules would apply.

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16-07-2018 KUDRAT SANDHU Vs UNION OF INDIA

Service Matter - Appointment of Tribunal Members - Clarifies that the retirement age for Technical Member of ITAT will be 62 and 65 for the President of the Tribunal.

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