No. K-43022/7/2020-SEZ
Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
SEZ Division

Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated: 22nd September, 2020

To

All Development Commissioner, Special Economic Zones

Sub:  Extension in the last date of filing QPRs/APRs by SEZ units/EOUs/Developers – reg.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to this Department’s letter of even number dated 30.03.2020 (Copy enclosed) on the subject cited above and to state that keeping in view of hardship due to COVID-19, this Department has further decided to extend the time period for filing APRs/QPRs by SEZ Units/Developers/EOUs upto 31st December, 2020.

2. This issues with the approval of the competent Authority for information and necessary compliance.

Encl: As above.

Your Faithfully

(Sumit Kumar Saan)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel. 011-2306 2496
Email: sumit.sachan@nic.in

Copy for information to:

1, Sh. Alok Chaturvedi, DG – EPCES (w.r.t. your letter no. EPC/SEZ/AM19/A­-14 dated 16.09.2020)

2. Shri R.P. Goyal, Addl. DGFT, Dte.GFT.

No. K-43022/7/2020-SEZ
Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
(SEZ Section)

Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 30th March, 2020

To

All Development Commissioners Special Economic Zones.

Subject: Pending compliances, expiry of validity of LoAs, approvals or permissions in the current lockdown in view of COVID-19 – reg.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to the subject cited above and to say that in view of the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and the nation-wide lock-down, most government offices are closed and a few involved in emergency services etc., are functioning with skeletal staff. The issue was deliberated during the meeting held in the Department of Commerce on 27th March, 2020 and it is proposed to provide suitable relaxations on compliances to be met by units / developers / co-developers of SEZs.

2. Such compliances to which the relaxations will apply, will include:

  • Requirement to file Quarterly Progress Report (QPR) attested by Independent Chartered Engineers by Developers/ Co-developers
  • SOFTEX form to be filed by IT/ITES units
  • Filing of Annual Performance Reports (APR) by SEZ units
  • Extension of Letter of Approvals (LOA) which may expire, in the cases of:
    • Developers/co-developers who are in the process of developing and operationalising the SEZ
    • units which are likely to complete their 5 year block for NFE assessment
    • units which are yet to commence operations

3. Development Commissioners are hereby directed to ensure that no hardship is caused to Developers / Co-Developer / Units and no punitive action is taken in cases where any compliance is not met during this period impacted by the above disruption. Further, as may be possible, all extensions of LoAs and other compliances may be facilitated through electronic mode in a time-bound manner. In the cases where it is not possible to grant extension through electronic mode or in cases where a physical meeting is required, Development Commissioners shall ensure that the Developer / Co-developer / Units do not face any hardship due to such expiry of validity during this period of disruption, and ad-hoc interim extension / deferment of the expiry date may be granted without prejudice till 30.06.2020 or further instructions of the Department on the matter, whichever is earlier.

4. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority for information and necessary compliance.

Yours faithfully,

-Sd‑
(Sumit Kumar Sachan)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel: 2306 2496 Email: sumit.sachan@nic.in

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