Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs
New Delhi, the 26th March, 2013
All Chief Commissioners of Central Excise and Customs, All Chief Commissioners of Central Excise,
All Chief Commissioners of Customs,
All Chief Commissioners of LTUs
Subject: Opening of offices during the last week of the March, 2013 – reg.
I am directed to refer to letter of even no. dated 15.03.2013 on the above subject. You will recall that you were requested to keep your offices, as a special measure, opened on 29th, 30th & 31st March and also issue trade notices for the information of the trade. Now, I am to inform that the Reserve Bank of India vide their press release no.2012-2013/1606 dated 25.03.2013 has decided that all designated branches of agency banks & RBI offices conducting Government business will keep their counters open on March 29, 30 & 31, 2013 to accept Government taxes. The RBI has also urged all tax payers to remit taxes well before the last date to avoid last minute rush and facility for payment of taxes online and through select ATMs will also be available.
2. You are requested to kindly issue necessary trade notice and also give wide publicity to this facility extended to the tax payers.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel: 2309 2413
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