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The Foreign Exchange Management Act (1999) or in short FEMA has been introduced as a replacement for earlier Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA). FEMA became an act on the 1st day of June, 2000. FEMA was introduced because the FERA didn’t fit in with post-liberalisation policies. A significant change that the FEMA brought with it, was that it made all offenses regarding foreign exchange civil offenses, as opposed to criminal offenses as dictated by FERA.

The main objective behind the Foreign Exchange Management Act (1999) is to consolidate and amend the law relating to foreign exchange with the objective of facilitating external trade and payments. It was also formulated to promote the orderly development and maintenance of foreign exchange market in India.

FEMA is applicable to all parts of India. The act is also applicable to all branches, offices and agencies outside India owned or controlled by a person who is a resident of India.

The FEMA head-office, also known as Enforcement Directorate is situated in New Delhi and is headed by a Director. The Directorate is further divided into 5 zonal offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Jalandhar and each office is headed by a Deputy Director. Each zone is further divided into 7 sub-zonal offices headed by the Assistant Directors and 5 field units headed by Chief Enforcement Officers.

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Date: 01-03-2015
NOTIFICATION No.6/2015-Customs
Seeks to increase the Additional Duty of Customs (commonly known as Road Cess) levied on motor spirit (petrol).

Date: 01-03-2015
NOTIFICATION No.7/2015-Customs
Seeks to increase the Additional Duty of Customs (commonly known as Road Cess) levied on High Speed Diesel Oil.

Date: 01-03-2015
NOTIFICATION No.8/2015-Customs
Seeks to amend notification No. 27/2011 Customs, dated the 01st March, 2011 so as to reduce the export duty leviable on ilmenite, upgraded from 5% to 2.5%.

Date: 01-03-2015
NOTIFICATION No.9/2015-Customs
Seeks to rescind Notification No. 13/2012-Customs dated 17.03.2012 and 14/2012-Customs dated 17.03.2012

Date: 01-03-2015
NOTIFICATION No.10/2015-Customs
Seeks to amend notification No. 12/2012-Customs, dated the 17th March, 2012 so as to make necessary changes in the specified entries therein.

Date: 01-03-2015
NOTIFICATION No.11/2015-Customs
Seeks to amend notification No. 21/2012- Customs, dated the 17th March, 2012 so as to make necessary changes in the specified entries therein.

Date: 01-03-2015
Central Excise Notification No 05/2015
Seeks to amend Notification No. 16/2010-CE, dated the 27th February, 2010 so as to prescribe new rate of duty to unmanufactured tobacco and chewing tobacco.

Date: 01-03-2015
Central Excise Notification No 06/2015
Seeks to amend Notification No. 42/2008-CE, dated the 1st July, 2008 so as to prescribe new rate of duty to Pan Masala and Gutkha.

Date: 01-03-2015
Central Excise Notification No 07/2015
Seeks to amend notification No. 1/2011-CE, dated the 1st March, 2011 so as to make necessary changes in the specified entries therein.

Date: 01-03-2015
Central Excise Notification No 08/2015
Seeks to amend notification No. 2/2011-CE, dated the 1st March, 2011 so as to make necessary changes in the specified entries therein.