Notification No         :      291
Section(s) Referred       :      Section 295
Date of Issue          :       7/12/2004
Notification No. 291 of 2004, dt. 7th Dec., 2004
S.O. 1334(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by section 295 read with sub-clause (b) of clause (ii) of the proviso to sub-clause (vi) of clause (2) of section 17 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962, namely:-

1.
  • (1) These rules may be called the Income-tax (19 th Amendment) Rules, 2004.
  • (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Income-tax Rules, 1962, in Rule 3A,-
  • (a) in sub-rule (1), for the words, brackets, letter and figures “In granting approval to any hospital for the purposes of sub-clause (b) of clause (ii) of the proviso to clause (2) of section 17”, the following words, brackets, letter and figures shall be substituted, namely:-“In granting approval to any hospital other than a hospital for Indian system of medicine and homoeopathic treatment for the purposes of sub-clause (b) of clause (ii) of the proviso to sub-clause (vi) of clause (2) of section 17”;
  • (b) after sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-“(1A) In granting approval to any hospital for Indian system of medicine and homoeopathic treatment for the purposes of sub-clause (b) of clause (ii) of the proviso to sub-clause (vi) of clause 2 of section 17, the Chief Commissioner shall satisfy himself that the hospital fulfils the conditions specified vide Office Memorandum dated the 6 th June, 2002, by the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for approval of private hospitals for Indian system of medicine and homoeopathic treatment to Central Government Health Scheme beneficiaries and Central Government employees.”;
  • (c) in sub-rule (2), for the words, brackets, letter and figures “For the purpose of sub-clause (b) of clause (ii) of the proviso to clause (2) of section 17”, the words, brackets, letter and figures shall be substituted, namely:-
“For the purpose of sub-clause (b) of clause (ii) of the proviso to sub-clause (vi) of clause (2) of section 17”.
Note.- The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary Part-II, section 3(ii), dated the 26 th March, 1962 vide S.O. 969 (E) which was amended from time to time and last amended by Income-tax (18 th Amendment) Rules, 2004 vide Notification S.O. No.1321(E) dated 02.12.04.
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