VISAKHAPATNAM: The Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax Commissionerate will conduct a registration mela for those services, which have been included in the Finance Act 2009 on September 15 and 16.

The assessees falling under Visakhapatnam district can opt for spot registration at the divisional office located at Isukathota junction and for those falling under Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts at the office near Dandumaramma temple at Vizianagaram.

Commissioner of Central Excise, Customs and Service Tax R. Shakuntala said as per the Finance Act, transport goods through rail, transport of coastal goods and goods transported through inland water, legal consultancy, cosmetic and plastic surgery service come under service tax. Services modified/widened with effect from September 1 include business auxiliary and stockbroker services.

She said exemption had been given to levying of service tax on transport of certain goods. More information is available at