Arvind P Datar’s Central Excise–Law & Practice, 7th edition 2015, Hardcover revised by Abhishek A Rastogi The Guide to Central Excise, also referred to by various readers as the ‘bible of excise’, is a perfect blend of youth and experience. This book is an excellent value for money. The book is neatly footnoted, systematically produced and written with admirable clarity of style. Laced with exquisite inputs on various complicated topics relevant to the domain of Central Excise law, the book is scrupulously fair in terms of criticisms and succeeds in making a highly complex subject matter readily comprehensible and easily identifiable with diverse businesses and industries. The current edition is an updated version of a masterpiece. The book will successfully counsel the readers through legislative provisions which have been updated with exhaustive commentaries and includes more than 1500 recent decisions. Case laws covering identical issues have been neatly clubbed together to give the readers an idea about the evolution of judicial principles and interpretation of ambiguous provisions. The author has taken significant strides to include: • Updated provisions on Central Excise Act, Central Excise Rules and other allied Rules since the last edition (2006) • Updated case laws, notifications, circulars and trade notices since the last edition (2006) • Explanation in light of case laws, notifications, instructions, circulars, and trade notices issued CBEC or various Commissionerates along with its reference at footnote. • Exhaustive commentaries on legislative amendments post 2006. Comprehensive coverage of comments and case laws on Central Excise Rules and Valuation Rules
Arvind P Datar is a Senior Advocate of the Madras high Court and a Cost and Works Accountant. He is a trustee of the Palkhivala Foundation Chennai and a director of the Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre, Chennai. He practices at the Supreme Court, the Madras and other High Courts.