18th March, 2004.

Notification No. 48/2004-Customs

  In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby makes the following further amendment in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), No. 39/96-Customs, dated the 23rd July, 1996, namely:-

         In the said notification, in the Table, after S. No. 25 and the entries relating thereto, the following S. No. and entries shall be added, namely:-

(1) (2) (3)

Machinery, equipment, instruments, components, spares, jigs and fixtures, dies, tools, accessories, computer software, raw materials and consumables required for the purpose of DHANUSH Programme of the Ministry of Defence.


(a)  the said goods are imported by work centres of   the DHANUSH Programme, Government  agencies or public sector undertakings, as the case may be, designated by an officer not below the rank of a Deputy Secretary to the Government of India in the   Ministry of Defence; and

b)  such importers produce to  the Deputy Commissioner of Customs or the Assistant Commissioner of Customs, as the case may be, at the time of import, in each case, a list of the said goods with their relevant description, –

(1) duly certified by the Member Secretary, Programme Management Board (Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme) to the effect that the said goods are required for the DHANUSH Programme, shall be used only for the DHANUSH programme and that they are not manufactured in India; and

(2) duly certified also by an officer not below the rank of an Under Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Defence to the effect that the import of the said goods mentioned in the said list is authorized by the Ministry of Defence under and for the purposes of the DHANUSH Programme.”.

G. S. Karki
Under Secretary to the Government of India

F.No. 354/30/2004-TRU

Note:- The principal notification No.39/96-Customs dated the 23rd July, 1996 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide G.S.R. 291 (E), dated the 23rd July, 1996 and was last amended by notification No.41/2004-Customs, dated the 27th February, 2004 [G.S.R. 150 (E), dated the 27th February, 2004].

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