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Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
w.e.f. 17-05-2024

Value of 10gm Gold = Rs. 63937.00
Basic Customs Duty = Rs. 6394.00
Agri. Infra. and Devel. Cess = Rs. 3197.00
Social Welfare Surcharge = Rs. 959.00
Total Duty on 10gm Gold = Rs. 10550.00

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Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
w.e.f. 17-05-2024

Value of 1kg Silver = Rs. 77518.00
Basic Customs Duty = Rs. 7752.00
Agri. Infra. and Devel. Cess = Rs. 3876.00
Social Welfare Surcharge = Rs. 1163.00
Total Duty on 1kg Silver = Rs. 12790.00

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Indian Customs Holidays

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Central Government D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
01-01-2024    50%
01-07-2023    46%
01-01-2023    42%
01-07-2022    38%
01-01-2022    34%
01-07-2021    31%
01-01-2021    (28%)
01-07-2020    (24%)
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%
(...) not paid on account of covid.

Rates of Dearness Allowance

Rates of Interest on GPF

Effective Dates Interest Rates
01-04-2020 07.10%
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%
01-10-2016 08.00%
01-04-2016 08.10%

Rates of Interest on GPF

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

Provides waiver of interest for specified registered persons for specified tax periods.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBIC-20001/7/2023-GST; Dated 10-04-2024]
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2. 

Extends the timeline for implementation of Notification No. 04/2024-CT dated 05.01.2024 from 1st April, 2024 to 15th May, 2024.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBIC-20013/7/2021-GST; Dated 08-04-2024]
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3. 

Guidelines for CGST field formations in maintaining ease of doing business while engaging in investigation with regular taxpayers.
[CGST Instructions: F.No. GST/INV/Instructions/2023-24; Dated 30-03-2024]
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4. 

Notifies “Public Tech Platform for Frictionless Credit” as the system with which information may be shared by the common portal based on consent under sub-section (2) of Section 158A of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBIC-20001/1/2024-GST; Dated 22-02-2024]
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5. 

Amends Notification No. 02/2017-CT dated 19th June, 2017.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBIC-20016/18/2023-GST; Dated 30-01-2024]
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Customs - C.B.I.C. Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2022 – Regarding release of imported consignments of producers 106 EEEs items (ITEW1 to ITEW27, CEEW1 to CEEW19, LSEEW1 to LSEEW 34, EETW1 to EETW 8, TLSEW 1 to TLSEW 6, MDW1 to MDW10 and LIW1 to LIW2) as listed in the E-Waste (Management) Rules 2022.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 401/03/2023-Cus-III; Dated 17-05-2024]
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2. 

Undertaking from the producers (who includes the Importer) of the base oil or lubrication oil for clearance of consignment.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 401/65/2024-Cus.lll; Dated 17-05-2024]
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3. 

Pentaerythritol - Anti-dumping duty on the import of “Pentaerythritol”, falling under tariff item 2905 42 90, originating in, or exported from China PR, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan and imported into India.
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. CBIC-190354/56/2024-TRU Section-CBEC; Dated 16-05-2024]
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4. 

Exchage Rates - Superseds Notification No. 34/2024-Customs (N.T.), dated 2nd May, 2024.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2024-Cus.V; Dated 16-05-2024]
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5. 

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. 467/01/2024-Cus.V; Dated 15-05-2024]
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Central Excise - C.B.I.C. Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Amends Notification No. 18/2022-Central Excise, dated the 19th July, 2022 to reduce the Special Additional Excise Duty on production of Petroleum Crude.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/15/2022-TRU; Dated 15-05-2024]
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2. 

Amends Notification No. 18/2022-Central Excise, dated the 19th July, 2022 to reduce the Special Additional Excise Duty on production of Petroleum Crude.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/15/2022-TRU; Dated 30-04-2024]
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3. 

Amends notification No. 18/2022-Central Excise, dated the 19th July, 2022 to increase the Special Additional Excise Duty on production of Petroleum Crude.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/15/2022-TRU; Dated 15-04-2024]
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4. 

Amends notification No. 18/2022-Central Excise, dated the 19th July, 2022 to increase the Special Additional Excise Duty on production of Petroleum Crude.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/15/2022-TRU; Dated 03-04-2024]
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5. 

Amends notification No. 18/2022-Central Excise, dated the 19th July, 2022 to increase the Special Additional Excise Duty on production of Petroleum Crude.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/15/2022-TRU; Dated 15-03-2024]
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Service Tax - C.B.I.C. Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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1. 

Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority in respect of SCNs issued to M/s Shell India Markets Pvt. Ltd.
[Orders: F.No. CBIC-110267/42/2023-CX-VIII SECTION-CBEC; Dated 04-05-2023]
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2. 

Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority in respect of SCNs issued to M/s A.K. Construction Co.
[Orders: F.No. CBIC-240137/3/2023-ST SECTION-CBEC; Dated 04-05-2023]
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3. 

Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority in respect of SCNs issued to M/s Hi-tech Equipment Services.
[Orders: F.No. CBIC-240137/3/2023-ST SECTION-CBEC; Dated 04-05-2023]
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4. 

Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority in respect of SCNs issued to M/s Subhash Earthmovers.
[Orders: F.No. CBIC-24/2/2023-ST SECTION-CBEC; Dated 04-05-2023]
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5. 

Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority in respect of SCNs issued to M/s Alpesh Kumar Gokulbhai Patel.
[Orders: F.No. CBIC-24/2/2023-ST SECTION-CBEC; Dated 27-04-2023]
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Others - C.B.I.C. Orders on Promotions, Transfers, etc.
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1. 

Temporary attachment of IRS (C&IT) officers for the purpose of drawing their pay and allowances.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22012/01/2023-Ad.Il; Dated 15-05-2024]
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2. 

Placing of services of Ms. Pratima Singh, IRS (C&IT: 2009) as Director in the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Delhi under Central Staffing Scheme.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-35017/08/2024-Ad.II; Dated 13-05-2024]
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3. 

Assign additional charge of the post of Chief Commissioner, Bhubaneswar GST & CX Zone to Shri Bijoy Bihari Mohapatra, Chief Commissioner, Ranchi GST & CX Zone.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22011/04/2024-Ad.Il; Dated 13-05-2024]
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4. 

DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 20/News Letter/CH(IC)/2024; Dated 13-05-2024]
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5. 

Proforma Promotion in the grade of Principal Chief Commissioner of Customs and Indirect Taxes.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A-32012/62/2023-Ad.ll; Dated 09-05-2024]
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FT Policy - D.G.F.T. Notifications, Circulars, Notices, etc.
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1. 

Amendment in para 5.15 of Handbook of Procedures 2015-20, related to Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme.
[DGFT - Public Notices: F.No. ; Dated 29-09-2022]
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2. 

Extension of HBP 2015-20
[DGFT - Public Notices: F.No. ; Dated 29-09-2022]
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3. 

Procedure for Registration Certificate for Import of Fresh (green) Areca Nut from Bhutan without Minimum Import Price (MIP) condition
[DGFT - Public Notices: F.No. ; Dated 28-09-2022]
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4. 

Extension for the period of exports of broken rice (HS code 1006 40 00) from 15th September, 2022 till 30th September, 2022 as mentioned in Notification No. 31 dt. 08.09.2022.
[DGFT - Notifications: F.No. ; Dated 20-09-2022]
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5. 

Insertion of Para 2.52(d) under the Foreign Trade Policy in sync with RBI A.P.(DIR Series) Circular No. 10 dated 11th July 2022.
[DGFT - Notifications: F.No. ; Dated 16-09-2022]
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NB: Data compiled by Shri Dinesh Singh, Asst. Commissioner of Customs (Retd.), Mumbai

Discussion Board - Member's Feedback, Queries & Replies
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09-02-2024

Sir,

F. No. 137/14/2008-CX-4 dated 01.07.2011 whereby ad hoc exemption Order No 1/1/2011.

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07-07-2022

Sir,

As per section 111(o) of the Customs Act 1962, any goods exempted, subject to any condition, from duty or any prohibition in respect of the import thereof under this Act or any other law for the time being in force, in read more »

News & Views - Articles Written by Prominent Members
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Review of Legal Provisions in The Matter of Conversion of Foreign Going Vessel from Foreign Run To Coastal Run.

22-03-2024

1. Last year Notification No. 50/2017-Cus., dated 30-06-2017 was amended vide Notification No. 60/2003-Cus., dated 19-10-2023 and a new S.No. 551A was inserted in the said notification. Details of S.No. 551A are as mentioned below: (Please see table printed at the end). 

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Organisational Restructuring of the CBIC and Review of the Indirect Tax Acts.

31-10-2023

1. As reported in the online portal www.zeebiz.com on 06.08.2023, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) is mulling a comprehensive restructuring of the organisation, set up 6 decades ago, to make it more effective and remove overlapping, if any, as many of its read more »

Latest News - From Newspaper Headlines
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Airport Customs seizes 12.72 kg gold worth Rs 8.17 crore in four days.

12-05-2024

In different cases between April 29 and May 2, where the amount of seized foreign origin smuggled gold exceeded Rs 1 crore, Customs officials have arrested six passengers.

Mumbai airport Customs, in the last four days, have seized 12.74 kg of smuggled gold worth read more »

122 Shipping Containers Seized In Massive Customs Ops At JNPT Port Over Suspected Contraband From China, 'Monday Hold' Operation Launched.

10-05-2024

These containers are alleged to have entered the JNPT port through false declarations. The CIU has issued an order stating that they have received confidential intel related to these containers, which cannot be disclosed. The containers are to be placed under 24x7 CCTV surveillance and lighting until read more »

Mumbai DRI seizes Rs. 15 crore worth cocaine from African national.

10-05-2024

The passenger was placed under arrest under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 1.46kg of cocaine, worth approximately Rs. 15 crore in the illegal drugs market, from an African national read more »

Afghanistan Consul General resigns after DRI intercepts her with gold worth Rs 18 crore at Mumbai airport.

05-05-2024

Last week, the DRI caught Zakia Wardak with foreign-origin gold while she was travelling from Dubai. Wardak was, however, not arrested owing to the diplomatic immunity she enjoys.

Consul General of Afghanistan Zakia Wardak resigned on Saturday alleging “unfair targeting” and attempts at read more »

Afghan diplomat caught at Mumbai airport with 25kg gold smuggled from Dubai.

04-05-2024

Zakia Wardak, Afghanistan's consul general, was intercepted at Mumbai airport smuggling 25 kg gold worth Rs 18.6 crore from Dubai. She evaded arrest due to diplomatic immunity, with gold bars concealed in her customised clothing.

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Latest News - Newspaper Reports on Corruption
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Ex-Central Excise and Central Tax Superintendent (GST) Handed 3-Year Jail Term and Rs. 5 Lakh Fine for Bribery CBI meticulously orchestrated a sting operation, setting a trap that led to the apprehension of the accused red handed.

12-05-2024

The Special Judge for Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Cases in Bangalore has sentenced the former Superintendent of Central Excise and Central Tax (GST) to a three-year imprisonment term along with a fine of Rs. 5.0 lakh in connection with a bribery case. The case dates back read more »

Delhi Court Discharges Former Customs Officer From Corruption Charges.

12-05-2024

District Judge Naresh Kumar Laka was hearing the case against former customs officer Mahesh Sharma, customs house agent or broker Sunil Kumar, and Manoj Dang of Dang Trading Company Pvt Ltd.

Delhi court discharged a former deputy commissioner of customs and three others read more »

Latest Judgements - SC Judgements on Service Matters
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19/05/2023

UNION OF INDIA & ANR. Vs. M. SIDDARAJ

Service Matter - The issue raised in these appeals is squarely covered by a judgment rendered in Civil Appeal No. 2471 of 2023 decided on 11.04.2023 titled as Director (Admn. And HR) KPTCL and Others Vs.C.P. Mundinamani and Others (2023) SCC Online SC 401 - The issue being same, the present civil appeals also stand disposed of in terms of the aforesaid judgment - All the intervention applications are allowed and the intervenors shall also be entitled to the same relief.

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11-04-2023

THE DIRECTOR (ADMN. AND HR) KPTCL & ORS. Vs. C.P. MUNDINAMANI & ORS.

Service Matter - The Division Bench of the High Court has rightly directed the appellants to grant one annual increment which the original writ petitioners earned on the last day of their service for rendering their services preceding one year from the date of retirement with good behaviour and efficiently. We are in complete agreement with the view taken by the Division Bench of the High Court. Under the circumstances, the present appeal deserves to be dismissed and is accordingly dismissed.

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