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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 5867.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 5888.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.01.2020    21%
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
01.07.2019 07.90%
01.10.2018 08.00%
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

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Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST and UGST) - Latest Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Brings into force Section 128 of Finance Act, 2020 in order to bring amendment in Section 140 of CGST Act w.e.f. 01.07.2017.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBEC-20/06/09/2019-GST; Dated 16.05.2020]
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2. 

Clarifies 'issues in respect of challenges faced by the registered persons in implementation of provisions of GST Laws'.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. CBEC-20/06/04-2020-GST; Dated 06.05.2020]
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3. 

Extends the due date for furnishing FORM GSTR-3B, Jan-March, 2020 returns for the taxpayers registered in Ladakh.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBEC-20/06/04/2020-GST; Dated 05.05.2020]
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4. 

Extends the due date for furnishing of FORM GSTR 9/9C for FY 2018-19 till 30th September, 2020.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBEC-20/06/04/2020-GST; Dated 05.05.2020]
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5. 

Extends the validity of e-way bills till 31.05.2020 for those e-way bills which expire during the period from 20.03.2020 to 15.04.2020 and generated till 24.03.2020.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBEC-20/06/04/2020-GST; Dated 05.05.2020]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Appointment of CAA in case of in case of M/s Satnam Steels, Rajkot.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 437/05/2019-Cus.IV; Dated 22.05.2020]
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2. 

Inclusion of Gopalpur Port [INGPR1] as notified port for getting benefits under AA/ EPCG schemes and other export incentive schemes like MEIS/SEIS and other such schemes.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 609/55/2018-DBK; Dated 21.05.2020]
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3. 

Exchage Rates - Supercedes the notification No. 39/2020 Customs(N.T.), dated 16th April, 2020.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2020-Cus.V; Dated 21.05.2020]
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4. 

Amends notification No. 56/2000-Customs dated 05.05.2000, No. 57/2000-Customs dated 08.05.2000 and No. 40/2015-Customs dated 21.07.2015 providing for extension of last date of export by six months, for those cases where the last date of export falls between 01.02.2020 and 31.07.2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. DGEP/EOU/08/2020; Dated 21.05.2020]
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5. 

Customs on Requirement of Veterinary Certificate.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 401/05/2020-Cus.III; Dated 20.05.2020]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Amends SVLDRS Rules, 2019.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 267/50/2020-CX.8; Dated 14.05.2020]
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2. 

Amends notification No. 04/2019-Central Excise dated 6th July, 2019 so as to increase effective rate of Road and Infrastructure Cess (RIC) collected as additional duty of excise on petrol and diesel by Rs. 8 per litre.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2014-TRU (Pt-1); Dated 05.05.2020]
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3. 

Amends notification No. 05/2019-Central Excise dated 6th July, 2019 so as to increase effective rate of Special Additional Excise Duty (SAED) on petrol by Rs. 2 per lire and on diesel by Rs. 5 per litre.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2014-TRU (Pt-1); Dated 05.05.2020]
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4. 

Amends notification No. 04/2019-Central Excise dated 6th July, 2019 so as to increase effective rate of Road and Infrastructure Cess (RIC) collected as additional duty of excise on petrol and diesel by Rs. 1 per litre.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2014-TRU (Pt-1); Dated 13.03.2020]
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5. 

Amends notification No. 05/2019-Central Excise dated 6th July, 2019 so as to increase effective rate of Special Additional Excise Duty (SAED) on petrol and diesel by Rs. 2 per litre.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/123/2014-TRU (Pt-1); Dated 13.03.2020]
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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. 

Additional charge of the post of Commissioner (Appeals), Bengaluru Customs Zone.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-22011/03/2020-Ad.II; Dated 20.05.2020]
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2. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 15/CH(IC)/2020; Dated 18.05.2020]
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3. 

Placing services of Shri Arjun Pradhan JMT, IRS (C&CE:2014) at the disposal of DOR as Deputy Director in FIU-IND for 04 years.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-35017/15/2019-Ad.II; Dated 12.05.2020]
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4. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 14/CH(IC)/2020; Dated 11.05.2020]
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5. 

Promotion of IRS (C&CE) group 'A' officers to the grade of Chief Commissioner / Director General of Customs & Central Excise.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/20/2019-Ad.II; Dated 05.05.2020]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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10-04-2020

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As per the Regulation 10 (2) of the Sea Cargo Manifest and Transshipment Regulations, 2019, the authorized carrier, after intimation to the Commissioner of Customs, may outsource any function required to be carried out by him under these read more »

Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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Amendment to Customs Act to confuse traders.

17-02-2020

The Government, through the Finance Bill, 2020 (Clause 108), has pro­posed to amend the Customs Act, 1962, introducing a new Chapter V AA (Sec­tion 28DA) for administration of Rules of Origin (RoO) under Trade Agreements. The idea is to cast onerous responsibilities on the importer and give read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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DRI looking for seized ephedrine buyer - The agency suspects part of the ephedrine consignment was for sale overseas.

21-03-2020

After seizing 483 kg of ephedrine, which is a restricted narcotic under the NDPS, from Palghar and Kolhapur on Tuesday, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has begun a search for a Mumbai-based suspect, who was to purchase the consignment from its manufacturers. The DRI is verifying read more »

Customs officials arrest two for duty evasion of Rs 50 lakh.

21-03-2020

The Nhava Sheva preventive unit of the Customs department on Thursday arrested two persons for alleged fraudulent import of goods, which were counterfeit of branded companies such as Nike, Adidas, CK, Puma and Levis. The duty evasion is estimated to be around Rs 50 lakh, said agency read more »

GST Council asks Infosys to fix filing issues by July.

15-03-2020

New Delhi: The GST Council on Saturday moved in with fresh checks, including getting information from banks, to plug evasion, while deciding to instruct Infosys to fix technical glitches to the filing system by July.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the Centre will explore read more »

Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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CBI books GST officer for disproportionate assets.

29-02-2020

Mumbai: The CBI has registered a case against assistant commissioner, CGST, Deepak Pandit, for possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income. Three of Pandit’s family members have been booked too.

Searches were conducted at six premises in Mumbai belonging to Pandit on 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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