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Baggage Rules

Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
Rs. 3112.00

Import Duty on Gold

Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
Rs. 4068.00

Import Duty on Silver

Indian Customs Holidays

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D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01.01.2018    7%
01.07.2017    5%
01.01.2017    4%
01.07.2016    2%
01.01.2016    0%
01.01.2016 125%
01.07.2015 119%
01.01.2015 113%
01.07.2014 107%
01.01.2014 100%
01.07.2013   90%
01.01.2013   80%

Rates of Dearness Allowance

Rates of Interest on GPF

Effective Dates Interest Rates
01.07.2016 08.10%
01.04.2013 08.70%
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%

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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Clarifications of certain issues under GST.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. CBEC/20/16/03/2017-GST; Dated 14.06.2018]
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Notifies the goods or the class of goods mentioned in the Schedule, which shall, as soon as may be after its seizure under sub-section (2) of section 67 of the Act, be disposed of by the proper officer, having regard to the perishable or hazardous nature, depreciation in value with the passage of time, constraints of storage space.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST (Pt.)]; Dated 13.06.2018]
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The Central Goods and Services Tax (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2018.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. 349/58/2017-GST (Pt.)]; Dated 13.06.2018]
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4. 

Clarifications of certain issues under GST.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. CBEC-20/16/03/2017-GST; Dated 08.06.2018]
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5. 

Applicable GST rate on Priority Sector Lending Certificates (PSLCs), Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) and other similar scrips.
[CGST Circulars: F.No. 354/149/2017–TRU; Dated 06.06.2018]
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Customs - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Powers of adjudication of the officers of Customs.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 450/117/2009-Cus.IV; Dated 08.08.2018]
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2. 

Electronic sealing - Deposit in and removal of goods from Customs bonded Warehouses.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 484/3/2015-LC (Vol II) ; Dated 18.06.2018]
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3. 

Further amends the notification No. 50/2017-Customs, dated the 30th June, 2017 [G.S.R. 785(E)].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354 /203/2012-TRU; Dated 14.06.2018]
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4. 

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. 467/01/2018-Cus.V; Dated 14.06.2018]
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5. 

Procedure for e-commerce exports through Post and clarification regarding personal imports.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 476/02/2016-LC; Dated 13.06.2018]
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Central Excise - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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‘Place of Removal’ under Section 4 of the Central Excise Act, 1944, the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2004 and the CENVAT Credit Rules, 2017.
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 116/23/2018-CX-3; Dated 08.06.2018]
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2. 

Rescinds the notifications Nos. 7/2018-Central Excise, dated 02-02-2018 [G.S.R. 133(E) dated 02-02-2018] and 8/2018-Central Excise, dated 02-02-2018 [G.S.R. 134(E) dated 02-02-2018].
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/04/2018-TRU Pt.; Dated 06.04.2018]
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3. 

Amends the notifications Nos. 11/2017-Central Excise, dated the 30th June, 2017 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 793(E), dated the 30th June, 2017; 10/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 136(E), dated the 2nd February, 2018; 11/2018- Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 137(E), dated the 2nd February, 2018; 12/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 138(E), dated the 2nd February, 2018; and 13/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 139(E), dated the 2nd February, 2018.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/4/2018-TRU (Pt.); Dated 06.04.2018]
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4. 

Clarifies that the notification No. 2/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 [G.S.R. 128(E)] shall not apply to the goods manufactured on or before the 1st February, 2018 and cleared on or after the 2nd February, 2018.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/04/2018-TRU; Dated 23.02.2018]
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5. 

Clarifies that the notification No. 1/2018-Central Excise, dated the 2nd February, 2018 [G.S.R. 127(E)] shall not apply to the goods manufactured on or before the 1st February, 2018 and cleared on or after the 2nd February, 2018.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/04/2018-TRU; Dated 23.02.2018]
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Service Tax - Latest C.B.E. & C Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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5. 

The Service Tax (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2017.
[Notifications: F.No. 137/18/2017-Service Tax; Dated 22.06.2017]
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Others - Latest C.B.E. & C Orders on Promotions, Transfers, etc.
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1. 

Grants of Non-Functional Up-gradation on ad-hoc basis to 15 officers of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) in Senior Administrative Grade [Rs.37,400 - 67,000/- with Grade Pay of Rs. 10,000/­ (pre-revised)].
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.32012/39/2017-Ad.II; Dated 18.06.2018]
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2. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 24/CH(EC)/2018; Dated 15.06.2018]
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3. 

Appointment of Shri Girraj Prasad Meena, IRS (C&CE: 2004) Addl. Commissioner, Mundra Customs, Ahmedabad Customs Zone as Deputy Secretary in Ministry of Steel, Delhi under Central Staffing Scheme.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/16/2018-Ad.II; Dated 14.06.2018]
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4. 

Grants promotion to Shri Amitava Das Majumdar, Superintendent of Central Excise in the grade of Assistant Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise on ad-hoc basis, notionally with effect from 22.10.2014.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/34/2015-Ad.II; Dated 12.06.2018]
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5. 

Posts S/Shri Dinesh Kumar and Krishna Mohan, IRS (C&CE), Assistant Commissioners, Directorate General of Safeguards, Delhi to Trade Remedies (DGTR) in the Department of Commerce on loan basis.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-36017/36/2017-Ad.II; Dated 08.06.2018]
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Discussion Board - Member's Queries, Feedbacks & Replies
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07-06-2018

Good evening sir,

The siib (APSC) had confiscated abt.200 cartons of grunding garam cigarettes (below 5 lakh) and after taking PHO noc it is approved for disposal through NCCF, but the NCCF has refused to take the stock stating that the stock is quite old and no one among the read more »

Latest Articles - Written by Prominent Members
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BUDGET 2018 AND LEVY OF EXCISE DUTY (CVD) ON PETROL & DIESEL.

03-04-2018

As proposed in the Budget 2018, various duties of Central Excise on Motor Spirit (commonly known as Pet­rol) and High Speed Diesel (HSD) (hereinafter referred to as 'Petrol' and 'Diesel' respectively) have been revised with effect from 02-02-2018.  

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Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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No tariff concessions for US imports: Govt - On His US Visit, Prabhu Will Raise Issues From Harley Bikes, Visas To Cap On Medical Devices.

09-06-2018

New Delhi: Ahead of commerce and industry minister Suresh Prabhu’s US trip for discussions with trade officials, the government has ruled out any tariff concessions for American imports, arguing that import duties are well within the limits agreed under WTO rules.

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Five Sudanese arrested with Rs. 2cr in dollars.

07-06-2018

Mumbai: The Air Intelligence Unit of the Customs on Tuesday arrested five Sudan nationals for allegedly smuggling US dollars equivalent to Rs 2 crore. Officials also arrested an Indian national with 1.2kg gold worth Rs 34 lakh that was concealed in a baggage trolley.

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Man who smuggled in 100kg gold arrested.

07-06-2018

Mumbai: The air intelligence unit of customs has arrested an Indian national based in Singapore, who is believed to have smuggled in more than 100kg of gold.

The kingpin identified as Prakasham Kannian, who has been running the smuggling syndicate from Singapore, was arrested read more »

Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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Six customs officers get bail in bribe case.

06-05-2018


Mumbai: In a setback to the CBI, a special court on Saturday granted bail to seven people, including senior customs officers, in an alleged Rs 50 lakh bribery case. Special CBI judge P K Sharma ordered the release of the accused on a personal read more »



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