Referencer Login

Baggage Rules


Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3229.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 3864.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

< January 2019 >
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3031R2345
6789101112
RRR16171819
202122232425H
272829303112
3456789
H = Gazetted Holidays
R = Restricted Holidays

List of Holidays

D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
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
(First Edition)

A Collection of the Goods and Services Tax Acts as amended from time to time.

Buy or Read for Free a Kindle Edition

Referencer for Air Customs Officers
(Second Edition)

A Complete Collection of All the Government of India’s & CBIC's Orders on the Clearance of International Passengers and Baggage at Airports and Seaports
Now on sale at www.Amazon.in

Buy or Read for Free an updated Kindle Edition

Referencer for Import Docks Officers
(First Edition)

An Exhaustive Collection of All the Government of India’s, CBIC's and Local Commissionerate's Orders on the Clearance of Containerized Cargo Imported at Docks, CFSs and ICDs
Now on sale at Amazon Kindle Store

Buy or Read for Free a Kindle Edition (Vol-I)

Buy or Read for Free a Kindle Edition (Vol-II)

Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST and UGST) - Latest Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
see more »

1. 

Central Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Act, 2018 - Clarifications regarding section 140(1) of the CGST Act, 2017.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 267/80/2018-Cx.8; Dated 01.01.2019]
read more »

2. 

GST on Services of Business Facilitator (BF) or a Business Correspondent (BC) to Banking Company.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/428/2018-TRU; Dated 01.01.2019]
read more »

3. 

Clarification on GST rate applicable on supply of food and beverage services by educational institution.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/428/2018-TRU; Dated 01.01.2019]
read more »

4. 

Clarification on issue of classification of service of printing of pictures covered under 998386.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/428/2018-TRU; Dated 01.01.2019]
read more »

5. 

Applicability of GST on Asian Development Bank (ADB) and International Finance Corporation (IFC).
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/428/2018-TRU; Dated 01.01.2019]
read more »

Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
see more »

1. 

Exchange Rates - Amends the Notification No. 2/2019-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 3rd January, 2019.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2019-Cus.V; Dated 11.01.2019]
read more »

2. 

Removes pre-import condition and include specified deemed export supplies for exemption from integrated tax and Compensation cess for materials imported against Advance Authorizations and Advance Authorizations for Annual Requirement.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 605/52/2017-DBK Pt.I; Dated 10.01.2019]
read more »

3. 

Customs Post clearanance Audit.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 450/119/2017-Cus-IV; Dated 08.01.2019]
read more »

4. 

Methylene Chloride - Continuation of Anti-dumping duty on imports of "Methylene Chloride" originating in or exported from European Union and United States of America imposed vide notification No. 24/2014-Cus. (ADD) dated 21st May, 2014 [G.S.R. 347(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 345/199/2013-TRU Pt.II; Dated 04.01.2019]
read more »

5. 

Exchange Rates - Superseds the Notification No. 99/2018-CUSTOMS (N.T.), dated 20th December, 2018.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2019-Cus.V; Dated 03.01.2019]
read more »

Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
see more »

1. 

Amends or further amends, as the case may be, the Notifications No. 22/2003-Central Excise dated the 31st March, 2003 [G.S.R 265(E), dated the 31st March, 2003]; No. 23/2003-Central Excise dated the 31st March, 2003 [G.S.R 266(E), dated the 31st March, 2003] and No. 24/2003-Central Excise dated the 31st March, 2003 [G.S.R 267(E), dated the 31st March, 2003] in the manner as specified in the corresponding entry in of the said Table.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. DGEP/EOU/40/2017; Dated 05.12.2018]
read more »

2. 

Notifies the General Bond (Surety/Security) to be executed by Export Oriented Units/ Electronic Hardware Technology Park/ Software Technology Park/ Bio-Technology Park units for provisional assessment of goods to Central Excise duty, for export without payment of duty, for special procedure for removal of semi-finished goods for certain purposes and for special procedure for removal of excisable goods for carrying out certain processes.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. DGEP/EOU/40/2017; Dated 05.12.2018]
read more »

3. 

Online registration and online filing of the claims, by the eligible units for disbursal of budgetary support under Goods and Service Tax Regime, 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 28.10.2018]
read more »

4. 

Further amends the notification No. 11/2017-Central Excise, dated the 30th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 793(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/383/2018-TRU; Dated 10.10.2018]
read more »

5. 

Further amends the No. 11/2017-Central Excise, dated the 30th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 793(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2014-TRU (Pt-I); Dated 04.10.2018]
read more »

Service Tax - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
see more »

1. 

Applicability of service tax on ambulance services provided to government by private service providers under the National Health Mission (NHM).
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/51/2016 service Tax; Dated 30.05.2018]
read more »

2. 

Applicability of the Place of Provision of Services Rules, 2012 to development of software and services on software.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 137/26/2016-Service Tax-Part-V; Dated 04.05.2018]
read more »

3. 

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]
read more »

4. 

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]
read more »

5. 

The Service Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2017.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/18/2017-Service Tax; Dated 22.06.2017]
read more »

Others - Latest C.B.E. & C Orders on Promotions, Transfers, etc.
see more »

1. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 3/CH(IC)/2019; Dated 11.01.2019]
read more »

2. 

Placement of Services of Dr. Yashovardhan Pathak, IRS (C&CE:2002) as Private Secretary to MOS for Health and Family Welfare.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-35017/125/2018-Ad.II; Dated 10.01.2019]
read more »

3. 

Allocation of work among Members of CBIC.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. C-50/25/2000-Ad.II; Dated 08.01.2019]
read more »

4. 

Placement of services of Shri P.R. Srivastava, IRS (C&CE:2010) at disposal of Enforcement of Directorate.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-35017/104/2017-Ad.II; Dated 08.01.2019]
read more »

5. 

Voluntary retirement of Shri. Yedire Chandra Sekhar.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. 10A38/2/2018-Ad.IIB; Dated 08.01.2019]
read more »

Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
see more »

18-12-2018

Sir,

M/s X had imported a Motor Vessel from Singapore in 1984 under Essentiality Certificate, for oil exploration project of ONGC (failed to produce B/E and EC due to fire at their office premises). Converted the Motor Vessel into Indian Flag Vessel and registered it with read more »

Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
see more »

LEVY OF COUNTERVAILING DUTY ON IMPORT OF SUBSIDISED GOODS.

13-11-2018

Introduction

With a view to protect domestic industry from unfair trade practice, countervailing duty is imposed on import of the subsidised goods from certain specified countries. Countervailing duty is not so much of a revenue measure as it is a trade remedy read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
see more »

Interim Budget to go beyond vote-on-a/c?

18-01-2019

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday hinted that the interim Budget may not necessarily be a vote-on-account. “The larger interest of the nation dictates what will be a part of the interim Budget,” he said in his address, through a video link, to an award function. He read more »

DRI busts int’l syndicate, 20kg gold recovered.

17-01-2019

New Delhi: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted an international gold smuggling syndicate operating from Chennai, arresting four persons and recovering 20.6 kg gold valued at around Rs 7 crore from their possession.

“In 2017-18, Customs had seized 3,223 kg of gold read more »

In effort to placate traders, BJP doubles GST relief limit to Rs. 40L.

11-01-2019

New Delhi: As part of an attempt to make life simpler for small businesses, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) council decided on Thursday to double the registration limit for manufacturing units, kirana and garment stores to an annual turnover of Rs 40 lakh, while opening a read more »

Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
see more »

Rs 5.4 crore smuggling racket: Customs officer detained.

08-01-2019

PANAJI: In a major crackdown on a smuggling racket, sleuths from the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and two teams of Goa police swooped down on an alleged “smuggler” and an assistant commissioner of customs, both residing in the state.

read more »

Latest Judgements - SC Judgements on Service Matters
see more »

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.

Case Law »
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.

Case Law »