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Import Duty Payable on 10 grams Gold
w.e.f. 17-06-2022

Value of 10gm Gold = Rs. 46186.00
Basic Customs Duty = Rs. 3464.00
Agri. Infra. and Devel. Cess = Rs. 1155.00
Social Welfare Surcharge = Rs. 462.00
Total Duty on 10gm Gold = Rs. 5080.00

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Import Duty Payable on 1 kilogram Silver
w.e.f. 17-06-2022

Value of 1kg Silver = Rs. 54870.00
Basic Customs Duty = Rs. 4115.00
Agri. Infra. and Devel. Cess = Rs. 1372.00
Social Welfare Surcharge = Rs. 549.00
Total Duty on 1kg Silver = Rs. 6036.00

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Indian Customs Holidays

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Central Government D.A. Rates

Effective Dates DA Rates
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
01-07-2019 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%

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Goods and Services Tax (CGST, IGST & UGST) - Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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Procedure relating to sanction, post-audit and review of refund claims.
[CGST Instructions: F.No. CBEC/20/16/35/2019-GST; Dated 14-06-2022]
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Waives late fee under section 47 for the period from 01.05.2022 till 30.06.2022 for delay in filing FORM GSTR-4 for FY 2021-22.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBIC-20006/8/2022-GST; Dated 26-05-2022]
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Deposit of tax during the course of search, inspection or investigation.
[CGST Instructions: F.No. GST/INV/Instructions/2022-23; Dated 25-05-2022]
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Extends the due date of payment of tax, in FORM GST PMT-06, for the month of April, 2022 by taxpayers who are under QRMP scheme.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBIC-20006/9/2022-GST; Dated 17-05-2022]
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Extends the due date of filing FORM GSTR-3B for the month of April, 2022.
[CGST Notifications: F.No. CBIC-20006/9/2022-GST; Dated 17-05-2022]
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Customs - C.B.I.C. Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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Restrictions on import of products made of plastic.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 401/11/2022-Cus.III; Dated 22-06-2022]
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Exchage Rates - Superseds the notification No. 49/2022-Customs (N.T.), dated 02nd June, 2022.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 468/01/2022-Cus.V; Dated 16-06-2022]
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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. 467/01/2022-Cus.V; Dated 15-06-2022]
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Fluoro Backsheet excluding transparent backsheet - Imposition of anti-dumping duty on the import of “Fluoro Backsheet excluding transparent backsheet” falling under tariff headings 3920 and 3921, originating in, or exported from the China PR and imported into India.
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. CBIC-190354/126/2022-TRU Section-CBEC; Dated 15-06-2022]
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New/unused pneumatic radial tyres with or without tubes and/or flap of rubber (including tubeless tyres) having normal rim dia code above 16 - Review in the matter of continuation of anti-dumping duty on imports of “new/unused pneumatic radial tyres with or without tubes and/or flap of rubber (including tubeless tyres) having normal rim dia code above 16” used in buses and lorries/trucks” falling under tariff item 4011 20 10, originating in or exported from China PR imposed vide notification No. 45/2017-Customs (ADD), dated the 18th September, 2017 [G.S.R. 1169(E)].
[Notifications (ADD): F.No. 190354/106/2022-TRU; Dated 08-06-2022]
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Central Excise - C.B.I.C. Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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Manual processing of declarations filed by the co-noticees under Sabka Vishwas (Legacy Dispute Resolution) Scheme, 2019.
[Board's Instructions: F.No. 267/55/2020-CX.8/Pt.I; Dated 30-05-2022]
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Amends Notification No. 04/2019-Central Excise reducing Road and Infratructure Cess (RIC) on Petrol and Diesel.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 354/11/2022–TRU; Dated 21-05-2022]
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Further amends Notification No. 11/2017-Central Excise, dated 30th June, 2017, to increase Basic Excise Duty on Unblended Petrol and Diesel, in order to promote Blending in the country.
[Notifications (Tariff): F.No. 334/01/2022-TRU; Dated 01-02-2022]
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Supersedes notification No. 49/2008-Central Excise (N.T.) dated 24.12.2008, in order to align it with the current legal position, post roll-out of GST.
[Notifications (Non-Tariff): F.No. 334/01/2022-TRU; Dated 01-02-2022]
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Valuation of tobacco and tobacco products for the purposes of payment of Basic Excise Duty and National Calamity Contingent Duty (NCCD).
[Board's Circulars: F.No. 354/02/2022-TRU; Dated 01-02-2022]
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Service Tax - C.B.I.C. Notifications, Circulars & Instructions
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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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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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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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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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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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Temporary attachment of Shri Sumit Kumar Yadav, IRS (C&CE: 2006) [Emp Id: 3048] for the purpose of drawing pay and allowances.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.22012/01/2021-Ad.II; Dated 22-06-2022]
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DO Letter from the Chairman.
[Service Matters: F.No. 29/CH(IC)/2021; Dated 20-06-2022]
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Promotion of Sh Gyanender Saxena (D. O. B. 01.09.1973) from Chemical Examiner, Grade-II to Chemical Examiner, Grade-I in CRCL.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. CBIC-10A32/1/2022-AD.IIB; Dated 17-06-2022]
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Appointment of Ms Amreeta Titus, IRS (C&IT: 2011) as Deputy Secretary (TRU-I), CBIC in Department of Revenue.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/38/2021-Ad.II; Dated 16-06-2022]
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Placing services of Shri Abhishek Chauhan, IRS (C&IT:2008) as Director in Department of Defence under CSS-2022.
[Promotions & Transfers: F.No. A.35017/04/2022-Ad.II; Dated 15-06-2022]
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Thank you sir for your reply dated 23/01/2022 clarification on differentiating the two provisions of subsection (1) of section 110 of Customs Act 1962. Had happy reading of reply differentiating the two provisions where the words used in read more »



As per the section 110 of Customs Act 1962, if the proper officer has reason to believe that any goods are liable to confiscation, he may seize such goods.

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Transfer of Residence Concessions for Passengers of Foreign Origin.


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India is one of the world's top destinations for international immigrants. As of 2015, about 5.2 million immigrants live in India, making it the 12th largest immigrant population in the world. Although India is not the world’s preferred immigrant destination, it read more »

Classification of the Specified Organic Chemicals.


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Officers of CSI Airport, Mumbai seize gold worth more than 10 cr.


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Rs.1,40,885 crore gross GST Revenue collection for May 2022; increase of 44% year-on-year.


GST collection crosses Rs.1.40 lakh crore mark 4th time since inception of GST; 3rd month at a stretch since March 2022

The gross GST revenue collected in the month of May 2022 is Rs. 1,40,885 crore of which CGST is Rs. 25,036 crore, SGST is Rs. 32,001 crore, IGST read more »

GST Revenue collection for April 2022 highest ever at Rs. 1.68 lakh crore.


Gross GST collection in April 2022 is all time high, Rs. 25,000 crore more than the next highest collection of Rs. 1,42,095 crore, just last month

The gross GST revenue collected in the month of April, 2022 is Rs 1,67,540 crore of which CGST is read more »

Mumbai Air Cargo Customs arrest Drugs smuggler through dummy delivery of Courier parcels.


Mumbai Air Cargo Customs have arrested a drugs smuggler operating through dummy delivery of Courier parcels. On the basis of an intelligence that a courier package originating from America was carrying narcotics drugs, watch was kept by the officers of Airport Special Cargo Commissionerate at the International read more »

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Karnataka: CBI arrests superintendents of GST, Customs over bribery charges.


The CBI laid a trap and caught the accused red-handed, accepting a bribe of Rs 80,000 from the complainant. The other superintendent was also caught.

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CBI arrests 2 Central GST officials in Rs. 50,000 bribery case.


The CBI arrested 2 Central GST officials in a Rs. 50,000 bribery case in Jaisingpur in Maharashtra.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested two Central GST officials in a bribery case of Rs. 50,000 on Friday.

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Service Matter - The appellant herein was appointed as ACIT during the relevant period - The appellant was issued a charge memorandum proposing to conduct an inquiry against him for major penalty under Rule 14 of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 - The allegations against the appellant pertained to the period when the appellant was posted as ITO in Surat - In this period, the appellant had in collusion with the DCIT, conducted survey proceedings u/s 133A in respect of five group companies owned by a person - The two officers allegedly demanded a sum of Rs 5 lakhs other than legal remuneration from such individual, for setting the matter - It was also alleged that a further sum of Rs 2 lakhs was demanded and the same was accepted by the DCIT concerned - Subsequently, disciplinary action was commenced against the appellant and the DCIT - Charge memorandum was not approved by the Finance Minister - Enquiry Officer was appointed and report was forwarded to the Central Vigilance Commission, which concurred with the report - Such findings were set aside by the CAT whereas the order of the CAT was set aside by the High Court.

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Service Matter - The Fundamental Rule 56 makes it clear that every Government servant shall retire on attaining the age of 60 years - Posts for which there can be extension beyond 60 years have been specifically mentioned in the Rule and there is no dispute that the post of Director of Enforcement is not mentioned in the Rule for which extension of service can be given - The non-obstante clause in Section 25 of CVC Act gives overriding power to the said provision, notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force - The minimum period of two years which is provided in Section 25 would operate notwithstanding the provisions contained in Fundamental Rule 56(a) - In any event, a statutory rule i.e. Fundamental Rule 56(a) cannot override a legislative enactment - Therefore, the initial appointment of second Respondent for a period of two years which extends beyond the date of his superannuation in May, 2020 is in accordance with Section 25 of the CVC Act and cannot be said to be illegal.

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