Central Administrative Tribunal stays sacking of 2 customs, central excise officers; govt transfers CAT judicial member
A single-judge bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has stayed sacking of two of the 15 senior tax officials who were compulsorily retired over charges of corruption and inefficiency, an order that the government saw as not good in law and transferred the judicial member of the tribunal
After sacking errant income tax officers, the government on Tuesday dismissed from service 15 senior customs and central excise officials, including one of the ranks of principal commissioner, on charges of corruption and bribery
Increasing poppy cultivation in Kashmir leaves hospitals battling surge of drug dependence cases; locals seek prompt action from authorities
This year, the officials admitted, the drive to destroy the poppy crop in Kashmir was delayed in the wake of clashes between security forces and youth before and during the parliamentary polls.
Toll in hooch tragedy crosses 80; over 200 arrested in Uttar Pradesh after crack down on sale, distribution of illicit liquor
After poisoning from illicit liquor led to over 80 deaths in Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring Uttarakhand, authorities launched a crackdown on the sale and distribution of spurious alcohol and took action against excise and police officials.
Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken on Sunday began a campaign in the national capital to collect 10 lakh signatures against the rise in the price of petrol and diesel.
Following the rollout of GST, the number of registrants originally paying taxes like VAT, Excise and Service Tax, which was around Rs 80 lakh, has been growing said Jaitley
Venkaiah Naidu calls for collective responsibility to tackle drug menace, urges excise officials to be wary
It is the collective responsibility of a society to tackle drug menace, NDA's vice-presidential nominee M Venkaiah Naidu said
Smriti Irani calls GST a 'great step towards transparency', urges business community to adopt tax reform
Calling the Goods and Services Tax (GST) a "great step towards transparency," Union minister Smriti Irani Saturday urged the business community to become a part of this historic tax reform
Also, existing excise, service tax and VAT assessees will get another chance to migrate to the GSTN portal as registration for them too opens on Sunday next and will remain open for three months.
Informal economy accounted for over half of India's GDP as of 2008-09 and 82 percent of non-agricultural employment.
Small cars currently attract a 12.5 percent central excise duty. Another 14.5-15 percent VAT is levied by states, taking the total tax incidence to 27-27.5 percent.
Warning tax evaders, Revenue Department said the relentless crusade against black money will be further intensified in the coming days.
At present, gold attracts Customs duty of 10 percent, excise duty of 1 percent and 1.5 percent value added tax (VAT), taking total taxes on the yellow metal to 13 percent.
Auto supply chain expects a simpler tax regime with all indirect taxes being subsumed in GST
Excise collections soared 70.7 percent to Rs 28,252 crore in April as compared to Rs 16,546 crore a year ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took strong exception at complaints and grievances from people related to the customs and excise sector and asked for strict action against concerned officials.
Services may bear the brunt of any new goods and services tax, thus pushing up costs all around.