New Delhi, the 16th April, 2021

G.S.R. 293 (E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-Section (1) of Section 21 read with clause (e) of Sub-Section (1) of Section 4 of the Lighthouse Act, 1927 (17 of 1927), the Central Government hereby make the following amendments to the Lighthouse Accounting and Financial Power Rules, 1993, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement. – (1) These Rules may be called the Lighthouse Accounting and Financial Powers (Amendment) Rules, 2021.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Lighthouse Accounting and Financial Powers Rules, 1993, (herein after referred as the said Rules) in Rule 8, Sub-Rule (2), the following shall be Substituted namely:-

”(2) A claim for a refund of excess payment of lightdues will be presented by the claimant in duly filled I.L.H Form No. 10 along with original receipts, in duplicate to the Officer of Customs at the respective Port of call. The Officer of Customs shall verify the claim and convey recommendation with duly certified copy of I.L.H form No. 10 to the Director General of Lighthouses and Lightships (DGLL), NOIDA and a note to that effect will be made against the original entries of receipts for Lightdues recorded in ILH form No. 11. On receipt of the recommendation from Officer of Customs and ensuring that the excess payment received in Government Account, the Director General of Lighthouses and Lightships shall covey sanction for the certified refund amount under the Head -1051 –Ports and Lighthouses and Lightships, 03 –Lighthouses and Lightships, 900 –Deduct Refunds, 01 –Lightdues, 00 –Lightdues, 00 –Default, to Pay and Accounts Officer, Lighthouses and Lightships, NOIDA for making refund to the claimant. Within 15 days of closing of the monthly accounts, the Pay and Accounts Officer, Lighthouse and Lightship, NOIDA shall adjust the total collections booked with the refund bills received from the Director General of Lighthouses and Lightships.

3. In Schedule V of the said Rules, the I.L.H form No.10 shall be Substituted namely,

I.L.H Form No. 10

[see Rule 8, Sub-Rule (2) of Lighthouse Accounting and Financial Power Rules, 2021]

Form for Refund of Excess Payment of Lightdues

Name of Port ____________ No._________

Name of Ship and IMO Belonging to the State Type of Vessel Registered Tonnage (NT/TEU) Voyage for which the dues were paid Port at which paid and date of payment,

1. Amount of Refund Claimed:

2. Ground upon which refund of excess payment is claimed:-

a. Lightdues paid and vessel not called at the port during the voyage.

b. Payment made online and offline for the same voyage.

c. Double online payment made for the same voyage.

d. Any others (Specific details to be furnished).

3. State the details of Bank Account where the fund to be credited (Account Name, Bank Name & Branch, IFSC Code):-

4. Contact Details of the Claimant:-

It is declared that above details provided are correct to the best of my knowledge. It is also declared that I have not claimed the refund amount earlier for the same voyage.

Date ____ of (month)____(year)____

Signature of Claimant

For Verification by the Customs

I have examined the above claim and certify to the best of my knowledge and belief that the Statements made therein are correct. I also certify that this claim of refund has been registered and noted against the original receipt entry in the Departmental record under my initials and previous order for refund of the same sum has not been issued.

Date ____ of (month)____(year) ____

Signature of Officer of Customs


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