THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961 - DEDUCTIONS - IN RESPECT OF PROFITS AND GAINS FROM INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS, OR ENTERPRISES ENGAGED IN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT, ETC. - NOTIFIED UNDERTAKINGS
January, 10th 2013
SECTION 80-IA, SUB-CLAUSE (III) OF SUB-SECTION (4) OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT, 1961 - DEDUCTIONS - IN RESPECT OF PROFITS AND GAINS FROM INDUSTRIAL UNDERTAKINGS, OR ENTERPRISES ENGAGED IN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT, ETC. - NOTIFIED UNDERTAKINGS
Whereas the Central Government in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (iii) of sub-section (4) of section 80-IA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961) [hereinafter referred to as the said Act), has framed and notified a scheme for industrial park, by the notifications of the Government of India in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) vide number S.O. 193(E), dated the 30th March, 1999 for the period beginning on the 1st day of April, 1997 and ending on the 31st day of March, 2002 and vide number S.0.354(E), dated the 31st day of March, 2006;
And whereas M/s. Ganesh Housing Corporation Ltd. having its registered office at 1st Floor, "Samudra", Near Klassic Gold Hotel, C.G. Road, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad-380006, is developing an Industrial Park at International Pharma and Biotech Park, Matoda-Sari, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
And whereas the Central Government has approved the said Industrial Park videMinistry of Commerce and Industry letter No. 15/21/04-IP&ID, dated 5-11-2004 subject to the terms and conditions mentioned therein;
And whereas the Hon'ble Gujarat High Court in its order dated 10.8.2011 in Special Civil Application 15962 of 2012 has directed the Central Board of Direct Taxes and the Ministry of Commerce to take consequential steps to ensure that necessary notification of the aforementioned industrial park is issued for the benefits under section 80-IA in terms of Rule 18C(4) of the Income Tax Rules, 1962.
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (iii) of sub-section (4) of section 80-IA of the said Act, the Central Government hereby notifies the undertaking, being developed and being maintained and operated by M/s. Ganesh Housing Corporation Ltd., as an industrial park for the purposes of the said clause (iii) subject to the terms and conditions mentioned in the annexure of the notification.
The terms and conditions on which the approval of the Government of India has been accorded for setting up of an industrial park by M/s. Ganesh Housing Corporation Ltd..
(i) Name of the Industrial Undertaking :
Ganesh Housing Corporation Ltd., Ahmedabad.
(ii) Proposed location :
International Pharma and Biotech Park, Matoda-Sari, Ahmedabad
(iii) Area of Industrial Park :
3,08,937 sq meters
(iv) Proposed activities
Nature of Industrial activity with NIC code
Manufacture of drugs, medicines and allied products
(v) Percentage of allocable area earmarked for Industrial use :
(vi) Percentage of allocable area earmarked for commercial use :
(vii) Minimum number of industrial units :
(viii) Total investments proposed :
(ix) Investment on built up space for Industrial use (Amount in Rupees) :
(x) Investment on Infrastructure Development including investment on built up space for industrial use :
(xi) Expected date of commencement of the Industrial Park :
January 15, 2006
The minimum investment on infrastructure development in an Industrial Park shall not be less than 50% of the total project cost. In the case of an Industrial Park which provides built-up space for industrial use, the minimum expenditure on infrastructure development including cost of construction of industrial space, shall not be less than 60% of the total project cost.
Infrastructure development shall include, roads (including approach roads), water supply and sewerage, common effluent treatment facility, telecom network, generation and distribution of power, air-conditioning and such other facilities as are for common use for industrial activity which are identifiable and are provided on commercial terms.
No single unit referred to in column (2) of the Table given in sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph 6 of S.O. 354(E), dated the 1st April, 2002, shall occupy more than fifty per cent of the allocable industrial area of an Industrial Park. For this purpose a unit means any separate and distinct entity for the purpose of one and more state or Central tax laws.
Necessary approvals, including that for foreign direct investment or non-resident Indian investment by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board or Reserve Bank of India or any authority specified under any law for the time being in force, shall be taken separately as per the policy and procedures in force.
The tax benefits under the Act can be availed of only after the number of units indicated in Para 1(vii) of this Notification, are located in the Industrial Park.
M/s. Ganesh Housing Corporation Ltd., Ahmedabad shall continue to operate the Industrial Park during the period in which the benefits under clause (iii) of sub-section (4) of section 80-IA of the Income-tax Act, 1961 are to be availed.
In case the Industrial Park did not commence by 31.3.2006, fresh approval will be required under the Industrial Park Scheme, 2008 subject to the applicability under that Scheme for availing benefits under sub-section 4(iii) of section 80-IA of the Income-tax Act, 1961.
The approval will be invalid and M/s. Ganesh Housing Corporation Ltd., Ahmedabad shall be solely responsible for any repercussions of such invalidity, if
(i) the application on the basis of which the approval is accorded by the Central Government contains wrong information/misinformation or some material information has not been provided in it.
(ii) it is for the location of the industrial park for which approval has already been accorded in the name of another undertaking.
In case M/s. Ganesh Housing Corporation Ltd., Ahmedabad, transfers the operation and maintenance of the industrial park (i.e., transferor undertaking) to another undertaking (i.e., the transferee undertaking), the transferor and transferee shall jointly intimate to the Entrepreneurial Assistance Unit of the Secretariat for Industrial Assistance, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi-11 along with a copy of the agreement executed between the transferor and transferee undertaking for the aforesaid transfer.
The conditions mentioned in this notification as well as those included in the Industrial Park Scheme, 2002 should be adhered to during the period for which benefits under this scheme are to be availed. The Central Government may withdraw the above approval in case M/s. Ganesh Housing Corporation Ltd., Ahmedabad fails to comply with any of the conditions.
Any amendment of the project plan without the approval of the Central Government or detection in future, or failure on the part of the applicant to disclose any material fact, will invalidate the approval of the industrial park.