List of eligible services and rates under SEIS for services rendered in the FY 2019-20 is being notified. A limit on total entitlement under SEIS has been imposed for service exports rendered in the period 01.04.2019 to 31.03.2020, and capped at Rs. 5 Cr per IEC. Further, it has been notified that the facility to claim benefits under SEIS on payments in Indian Rupees shall not be available for services rendered in the FY 2019-20. It is also notified that the deadline for submission of SEIS applications for FY 2019-20 shall be 31.12.2021 and late cut provisions for such applications shall not apply i.e. SEIS applications for FY 2019-20 will become time barred after 31.12.2021.

Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi

Notification No: 29/2015-2020-DGFT

New Delhi, 23rd September 2021

Subject: Service Exports from India Scheme (SEIS) for services rendered in the Financial Year 2019-20

S.O.3948(E).– In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 5 of the Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Act, 1992 read with Para 1.02 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20 and the enabling para 3.13 of the FTP, the Central Government hereby notifies the following changes in SEIS in the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20, as amended from time to time, with immediate effect:

2. After the existing para 3.08 (a) of FTP 2015-20, the following para 3.08 (aa) is inserted :

“3.08 (aa) For SETS claims on services rendered in the FY 2019-20, the notified services and rates are listed in Appendix 3X as per Annexure to this Notification.”

3. At the end of para 3.08 (c) of FTP 2015-20, the following is added:

“However, there shall be no such specified services under Appendix 3E for exports made in the financial year 2019-20”

4. After the existing para 3.10 of FTP 2015-20, the following paras are inserted:

” 3.10A For SEIS claim for FY 2019-20, service providers of eligible services shall be entitled to Duty Credit Scrip at notified rates (as given in Appendix 3X) on net foreign exchange earned, with the total entitlement capped at Rs 5 Crore per IEC for FY 2019-20.

3.10 B For SEIS claim for FY 2019-20, the deadline for filing the online application as per ANF 3B shall be 31.12.2021. Provision of late cut under para 9.02 of HBP 2015-20 shall not apply for SEIS applications for FY 2019-20 and such applications shall get time-barred after 31.12.2021.”

Effect of this Notification: List of eligible services and rates under SEIS for services rendered in the FY 2019-20 is being notified. A limit on total entitlement under SEIS has been imposed for service exports rendered in the period 01.04.2019 to 31.03.2020, and capped at Rs. 5 Cr per IEC. Further, it has been notified that the facility to claim benefits under SEIS on payments in Indian Rupees shall not be available for services rendered in the FY 2019-20. It is also notified that the deadline for submission of SEIS applications for FY 2019-20 shall be 31.12.2021 and late cut provisions for such applications shall not apply i.e. SEIS applications for FY 2019-20 will become time barred after 31.12.2021.

This issues with approval of the Minister of Commerce and Industry.

(Amit Yadav)
Director General of Foreign Trade
Ex-officio Additional Secretary to the Government of India
E-mail:[email protected]

[File no. 01/61/180/226/AM19/PC-3]

Annexure to the Notification No. 21 /2015-20 dated 2-3/09/2021

Appendix 3X

Si no. Sector CPC (Provisional) Code Admissible rate in %
(on Net Foreign
Exchange earnings)
for the period
01.04.2019 to
31.03.2020
1 BUSINESS SERVICES
A. Professional services
a. Legal Services 861 5
b. Accounting, auditing and book-keeping services 862 5
c. Taxation services 863 5
d. Architectural services 8671 5
e. Engineering services 8672 5
f. Integrated engineering services 8673 5
g. Urban planning and landscape architectural services 8674 5
h. Medical and dental services 9312 5
i. Veterinary services 932 5
J. Services provided by midwives, nurses, physiotherapists and paramedical personnel 93191 5
B. Research and development services
a. R&D services on natural sciences 851 5
b. R&D services on social sciences and humanities 852 5
c. Interdisciplinary R&D services 853 5
C. Rental/Leasing services without operators
a. Relating to ships 83103 5
b. Relating to aircraft 83104 5
c. Relating to other transport equipment 83101

83102

83105

5
d. Relating to other machinery and equipment 83106-83109 5
D. Other business services
a. Advertising services 871 3
b. Market research and public opinion polling services 864 3
C. Services incidental to agricultural, hunting and forestry 881 3
d. Services incidental to fishing 882 3
e. Services incidental to mining 883

5115

3
f Services incidental to manufacturing 884

885

3
g Services incidental to energy distribution 887 3
h. Placement and supply services of personnel 872 3
i. Investigation and security 873 3
j. Related scientific and technical consulting services 8675 3
k. Maintenance and repair of equipment (not including maritime vessels, aircraft or other transport equipment) 633

8861-8866

3
1. Building cleaning services 874 3
m. Photographic services 875 3
n. Packaging services 876 3
o. Printing, publishing 88442 3
p. Convention services 87909 3
2 COMMUNICATION SERVICES
Audiovisual services
a. Motion picture and video tape production and distribution service 9611 5
b. Motion picture projection service 9612 5
c. Radio and television services 9613 5
d. Radio and television transmission services 7524 5
e. Sound recording n.a. 5
3 CONSTRUCTION AND RELATED ENGINEERING SERVICES
A. General construction work for building 512 5
B. General construction work for civil engineering 513 5
C. Installation and assembly work 514

516

5
D. Building completion and finishing work 517 5
4 EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (see Note 1)
A. Primary education services 921 5
B. Secondary education services 922 5
C. Higher education services 923 5
D. Adult education 924 5
5 ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
A. Sewage services 9401 5
B. Refuse disposal services 9402 5
C. Sanitation and similar services 9403 5
6 HEALTH-RELATED AND SOCIAL SERVICES
A. Hospital services 9311 5
7 TOURISM AND TRAVEL-RELATED SERVICES
A. Hotels and Restaurants (including catering)
a. Hotel 641-643 3
b. Restaurants (including catering) 641-643 3
B Travel agencies and tour operators services 7471 5
C. Tourist guides services 7472 5
8 RECREATIONAL, CULTURAL AND SPORTING SERVICES (other than audiovisual services)
A. Entertainment services (including theatre, live bands and circus services) 9619 5
B. News agency services 962 5
C. Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural services 963 5
D. Sporting and other recreational services 964 5
9 TRANSPORT SERVICES
A. Maritime Transport Services (see Note 2)
a. Passenger transportation 7211 5
b. Freight transportation 7212 5
c. Rental of vessels with crew 7213 5
d. Maintenance and repair of vessels 8868 5
e. Pushing and towing services 7214 5
B. Air transport services
a. Rental of aircraft with crew 734 5
b. Maintenance and repair of aircraft 8868 5
c. Airport operations and ground handling n. a. 5
C. Road Transport Services
a. Passenger transportation 7121

7122

5
b. Freight transportation 7123 5
c. Rental of commercial vehicles with operator 7124 5
d. Maintenance and repair of road transport equipment 6112

8867

5
e. Supporting services for road transport services 744 5
D. Services auxiliary to all modes of transport
a. Storage and warehouse services 742 5
b ‘Freight transport agency services 748 5

Note 1: For Education Services, SEIS reward shall not be available on Capitation Fee.

Note 2: Under Maritime Transport Services marked { 9A (a), (b) and (c) }, the reward shall be limited to Operations from India by Indian Flag Carriers Only.

Note 3: Following shall not be taken into account for calculation of entitlement under SEIS for FY 2019-20:

a. Foreign Exchange remittances:

I. Related to Financial Services Sector

i. Raising of all types of foreign currency Loans;

ii. Export proceeds realization of clients;

iii. Issuance of Foreign Equity through ADRs / GDRs or other similar instruments;

iv. Issuance of foreign currency Bonds;

v. Sale of securities and other financial instruments;

vi. Other receivables not connected with services rendered by financial institutions; and

II. Earned through contract/regular employment abroad (e.g. labour remittances);

b. Payments for services received from EEFC Account;

c. Foreign exchange turnover by Healthcare Institutions like equity participation, donations etc.

d. Foreign exchange turnover by Educational Institutions like equity participation, donations etc.

e. Export turnover relating to services of units operating under EOU / EHTP / STPI / BTP Schemes or supplies of services made to such units

f. Clubbing of turnover of services rendered by EOU /EHTP / STPI / BTP units with turnover of DTA Service Providers;

g. Foreign Exchange earnings for services provided by Airlines, Shipping lines service providers plying from any foreign country X to any foreign country Y routes not touching India at all.

h. Service providers in Telecom Sector.

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