The Central Government has notified the Capital Gain Bonds for an amount of Rs.3,500 Cr. to be issued by the Rural Electrification Corporation for claiming exemption under Section 54EC of the Act.The bonds shall be issued during the period starting from 26th December, 2006 to 31st March, 2007. Text of the notification is as under :
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)
(Central Board of Direct Taxes)
New Delhi, the 22nd December, 2006
S.O.2146(E). (1) In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (ii) of clause (b) of the Explanation to Section 54EC of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby notifies the bonds for an amountof Rupees three thousand five hundred crores (redeemable after three years) to be issued by the Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, a company formed and registered under the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), during the period from 26th Day of December, 2006 to 31st day of March, 2007 (both days inclusive), as ‘long term specified asset for the purposes of the said section subject to the following conditions namely;
(i)a person who has made an investment of an amount aggregating more than fifty lakhs rupees in the bonds notified as ‘long term specified asset’ by the Central Government for the purposes of Section 54EC of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961) in the OfficialGazette vide notification Number S.O.963(e0, dated the 29th June, 2006 shall not be allotted any bonds notified as long term specified asset by this notification.
(ii)a person who is not covered by clause (i), shall not be allotted the bonds notified as ‘long term specified asset’ by this notification, for any amount which exceeds the amount of fifty lakhs rupees as reduced by the aggregate of the investment if any, made by him in the bonds notified as ‘long term specified asset’ by the Central Government for the purposes of section 54EC of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961) in the Official Gazette vide notification number S.O. 963(E) dated the 29th June, 2006 or notification number S.O. 964(E) dated the 29th June, 2006.