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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 4473.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 5218.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.07.2019    17%
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. 

Seeks to notify the class of registered person required to issue invoice having QR Code.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/13/01/2019-GST; Dated 13.12.2019]
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2. 

Gives effect to the provisions of rule 46 of the CGST Rules, 2017.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/13/01/2019-GST; Dated 13.12.2019]
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3. 

Notifies the class of registered person required to issue e-invoice.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/13/01/2019-GST; Dated 13.12.2019]
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4. 

Notifies the common portal for the purpose of e-invoice.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/13/01/2019-GST; Dated 13.12.2019]
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5. 

Amends the CGST Rules, 2017.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 20/13/01/2019-GST; Dated 13.12.2019]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Tariff Value - Further amends the notification No. 36/2001-Customs (N.T.) dated the 3rd August, 2001 [S.O. 748(E)].
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 467/01/2019-Cus.V; Dated 13.12.2019]
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Appointment of Special Adjudicators - Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority by DGRI.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. DRI/HQ-CI/50D/CAA-33/2019-CI; Dated 11.12.2019]
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3. 

Reporting of cases warranting of action under PMLA.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 394/51/2009-Commr. (Inv.-Cus.); Dated 11.12.2019]
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4. 

Clear Float Glass - Continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of ‘Clear Float Glass’, falling under headings 7003, 7004, 7005, 7009, 7013, 7015, 7016, 7018, 7019, 7020, originating in or exported from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and UAE, imposed vide notification No. 48/2014-Customs (ADD), dated the 11th December 2014 [G.S.R. 885(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 354/185/2019-TRU; Dated 10.12.2019]
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Appoints the 1st day of January, 2020, as the date on which, the provisions of the said clause shall come into force.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 524/18/2019-STO (TU); Dated 10.12.2019]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 267/78/2019-CX.8 (Pt.III); Dated 12.12.2019]
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2. 

Central Government specifies more enactments to which the Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019 applies.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 267/78/19-CX-8(Pt. III); Dated 04.12.2019]
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Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 267/78/2019-CX.8 (Pt.III); Dated 29.10.2019]
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4. 

Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 267/78/2019/CX.8-Pt-III; Dated 25.09.2019]
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5. 

Circular on Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 267/78/2019/CX.8-Pt-III; Dated 27.08.2019]
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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. 

Chain of Link Officers in Commissioner's Rank.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22011/08/2019-Ad.II; Dated 13.12.2019]
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2. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 51/CH(IC)/2019; Dated 13.12.2019]
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3. 

Promotion of Shri Rajkumar V. Kendre to the grade of Joint Commissioner.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.32012/21/2019-Ad.II; Dated 13.12.2019]
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4. 

Assigning additional charge of the post of Commissioner of Customs (Appeals), Mumbai Zone- I to Shri Jagreeti Singh Negi, Commissioner.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22011/07/2019-Ad.II; Dated 10.12.2019]
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5. 

Promotion of Shri Shaileshkumar D. Jambotkar to the grade of Joint Commissioner on ad-hoc basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.32012/22/2019-Ad.II; Dated 10.12.2019]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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13-11-2019

Sir,

Could you please provide a copy of Point 6(E) of Chapter IV of Volume III of Appraising Manual regarding difference of weight within 1% of declared weight of cargo is permitted for clearance.

thx

kamblebd supdt (P)

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Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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OPTION TO PAY FINE IN LIEU OF CONFISCATION UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE CUSTOMS ACT, 1962.

01-11-2019

Introduction

Fine means inter alia "a sum of money required to be paid especially to the Government as a penalty for an offence". Whenever any goods are confiscated under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962 after due process of adjudication, the read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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Imports decline for six mths in row, exports dip - Trade Deficit Widens To 3-Month High.

14-12-2019

New Delhi: India’s trade deficit widened to the highest in three months as imports registered the sixth straight monthly decline, falling nearly 13% to $38 billion, while exports dipped 0.3% to $26 billion, which was the fourth consecutive month of decline.

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Chinese man held with Rs. 3.6cr gold at airport.

14-12-2019

Mumbai: A Chinese man was apprehended at Mumbai airport by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel on Friday for allegedly trying to smuggle in gold bars worth over Rs 3.6 crore, officials said on Friday. Cong Ling had landed here as his Beijing-Delhi China Air flight was read more »

DUTY-FREE IMPORTS - Govt scraps Chinese e-tailers’ ‘gift’ channel.

13-12-2019

Bengaluru: Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has clamped down on the ‘gift’ channel being used by Chinese e-commerce portals to ship products to India duty-free by amending the trade policy provisions that allowed it. Chinese e-tailers like AliExpress, Club Factory and Shein have been sending goods read more »

Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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Retd excise official gets 3 yrs for excess income.

26-11-2019

Mumbai: A retired excise official and his wife were convicted recently for amassing assets worth Rs 75 lakh disproportionate to his known sources of income from 1992 to 2003.

Chembur residents Ashok Kumar Chaudhary (72), a former additional commissioner, was sentenced to three years 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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