Amendment to Central Excise Rules/CENVAT Credit Rules
Central Govt notifies Central Excise (Second Amendment) Rules 2014 and CENVAT Credit (Fifth Amendment) Rules 2014 w.e.f. date of publication in Official Gazette; Empowers Chief Commissioner of Central Excise to impose restrictions including suspension of registration in case of first / second stage dealers, against duty evasion / default in duty payment or misutilisation of CENVAT Credit;
Further, notifies procedure to be followed in terms of amended Rules 12CCC of Central Excise Rules and 12AAA of CENVAT Credit Rules; Accordingly, Chief Commissioner shall afford opportunity of being heard to delinquent assessee before issuing order against proposal to impose restriction; Rescinds earlier Notification No. 5/2012-CE (N.T), clarifying that proposals pending before authorised officer of CBEC / DGCEI shall be transferred to Chief Commissioner : Finance Ministry Notifications.