April 2013

CLR Snippets | Minister Statement on current Index of Industrial Production

Shri Srikant Kumar Jena, Minister of State (Independent charge), Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation announced the release of the monthly Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for the month of April 2013 compiled by the Central Statistics Office. The index is a composite indicator that measures the short term changes in the… Read More

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Index of Industrial Production and use-Based Index for the Month of April, 2013

The Quick Estimates of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) with base 2004-05 for the month of April 2013 have been released by the Central Statistics Office of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. IIP is compiled using data received from 16 source agencies viz. Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP); Indian Bureau of Mines; Central Electricity Authority; Joint Plant Committee; Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas; Office of Textile Commissioner; Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals; Directorate of Sugar; Department of Fertilizers; Directorate of Vanaspati, Vegetable Oils & Fats; Tea Board; Office of Jute Commissioner; Office of Coal Controller; Railway Board; Office of Salt Commissioner and Coffee Board. 2. The General Index for the month of April 2013 stands at 167.3, which is 2.0% higher as compared to the level in the month… Read More

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Consumer Price Index Numbers for the Month of May, 2013

The Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation releases Consumer Price Indices (CPI) on base 2010=100 for all-India and States/UTs separately for rural, urban and combined every month with effect from January, 2011. Provisional indices for the month of May 2013 and also final indices for April 2013 are being released with… Read More

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Index of Eight Core Industries as of April, 2013

The summary of the Index of Eight Core Industries (base: 2004-05) is given at the Annexure. The eight core industries have a combined weight of 37.90% in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).  The combined Index was 152.2 in April, 2013 with a growth rate of 2.3% compared to5.7% growth in April, 2012.  The decline in the growth rate in April, 2013 was mainly on account… Read More

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Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) April 2013

According to a press release issued today by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for April, 2013 rose by 2 point and pegged at 226 (two hundred and twenty six). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.89 per cent between March and April  compared with 1.99 per cent between the same two… Read More

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CLR Urgent | Date for filing the ST-3 return, for the period from Oct. 12 to March, 13 has been extended

GST / Service Tax / Vat Date for filing the ST-3 return, for the period from Oct. 12 to March, 13 has been extended from 25th April, 2013 to 31st August, 2013. Order No. 03/2013-ST, [F.No.137/99/2011-Service Tax], dated 23-04-2013 In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-rule(4) of Rule 7 of the Service Tax Rules, 1994, the… Read More

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Visa on Arrival Scheme Registers 23% Growth During April 2013

Visa on Arrival (VOA) scheme of the Government continues to be popular with foreign tourists. It registered a growth of 23.5% during April, 2013 as compared to April, 2012. During the month, a total number of 1408 VoAs were issued as compared to 1140 during April, 2012. The following are the other important highlights of VoAs issued during April,… Read More

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India™s Foreign Trade: April, 2013

EXPORTS (including re-exports) Exports during April, 2013 were valued at US $ 24164.37 million (Rs. 131395.43 crore) which was 1.68 per cent higher in Dollar terms (6.71 per cent higher in Rupee terms) than the level of US $ 23766.14 million (Rs. 123137.36 crore) during April, 2012. IMPORTS Imports during April, 2013 were valued at US… Read More

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Forex Earnings from Tourism increases by more than 7%

The Foreign Exchange Earnings (FEEs) from tourism in Rupee terms in April, 2013 rose by seven percent in comparison to April 2012.The Foreign Tourist Arrivals ( FTAs) in April 2013 was 4.52 lakh which was the same in April 2012. However, FTAs during the period January-April 2013 were 24.80 lakh with a growth of 1.9%, as compared to the FTAs… Read More

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Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority

[To be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii)] Government of India Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Notification No. 44 / 2013-Customs (N.T.) New Delhi, dated the 22nd April, 2013 S.O.          (E). In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 4 and sub-section (1) of section 5… Read More

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Appointment of Common Adjudicating Authority

[To be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii)] Government of India Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Notification No. 43 / 2013-Customs (N.T.) New Delhi, dated the  22nd  April, 2013 S.O.          (E). In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 4 and sub-section (1) of section 5 of the… Read More

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Extension of Dates for Filing ST-3 returns for the Period Oct’12 to Mar’13

F.No.137/99/2011-Service Tax Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue Central Board of Excise & Customs *** New Delhi, dated the 23rd April, 2013 To All Chief Commissioners of Central Excise / Customs and Central Excise Directors General of Service Tax /Central Excise Intelligence /Audit/Systems All Commissioners of Central Excise/ Customs and Central Excise All… Read More

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Amendments in Chapter 4 of the Handbook of Procedures (Volume I)

TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY (PART-I, SECTION-1) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PUBLIC NOTICE No. 02 (RE-2013)/ 2009-2014 NEW DELHI, DATED THE 18th April, 2013 In exercise of powers conferred under Paragraph 2.4 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2009-2014,the Director General of Foreign Trade hereby notifies the following amendments… Read More

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