MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
(Department of Commerce)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 26 December, 2016

G.S.R. 2(E).In exercise of the powers conferred by section 55 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of 2005), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Special Economic Zones Rules, 2006, namely:—

1. Short title and commencement:—

(1) These rules may be called the Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Rules, 2016.

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

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2. In the Special Economic Zones Rules, 2006, for rule 5A, the following shall be substituted, namely:—

“5A. Infrastructure requirements relating to information technology, Bio-technology, Research and Development facilities, Fabless Semi-conductor Industry and Electronic Manufacturing Services – In case of a Special Economic Zone relating to information technology, Bio-technology, Research and Development facilities, Fabless Semi-conductor Industry and Electronic Manufacturing Services, the following facilities shall be ensured, namely:-

(a) twenty-four hours uninterrupted power supply at stable frequency in the zone;

(b) reliable connectivity for uninterrupted and secure data transmission;

(c) provision for central air-conditioning system; and

(d) a ready to use, furnished plug and pay facility for end users.”.

[F. No. C. 2/1/2016-SEZ]

ALOK VARDHAN CHATURVEDI, Addl. Secy.

Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary Part-II, Section-3, Sub-section (i) vide number G.S.R. 54(E), dated the 10th February, 2006 and last amended vide Notification number G.S.R. 1094(E), dated the 21st November, 2016.

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