Central Excise Duty exemption on goods required for Intensified Malaria Control Project – II funded by GFATM

The Central Government vides Notification No.– 23/2014 Central Excise (T) dated November 21, 2014 has exempted Anti-Malarial drugs and Diagnostics and Medical Products (goods) having description mentioned in the Notification subject to the condition that:

  • the manufacturer shall produce a certificate from an officer not below the rank of Deputy Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at the time of clearance of the said Goods to the Jurisdictional Assistant Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise to the effect that the said goods are required for the Intensified Malaria Control Project (IMCP)-II under the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), funded by Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM).

The Notification No.23/2014 – Central Excise (T) dated November 21, 2014 is valid till September 30, 2015.

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Seeks to exempt from excise duty goods required for the Intensified Malaria Control Project funded by GFATM

NOTIFICATION No. 23/2014 – Central Excise

Dated- 21st November, 2014

G.S.R. (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 5A of the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts the goods mentioned in column (2) of the Table below of the description specified in column (3) of the said Table from the whole of the duty of excise leviable thereon which is specified in the Schedule to the Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985 (5 of 1986), subject to the condition that the manufacturer shall produce at the time of clearance of the said goods, before the Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise or Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise having jurisdiction, as the case may be, a certificate from an officer not below the rank of Deputy Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to the effect that the said goods are required for the Intensified Malaria Control Project (IMCP)-II under the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), funded by Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM):-

Table

Sl. No.

Category

Description of goods

(1)

(2)

(3)

1.

Anti-Malarial drugs 1. Artemisinin based Combination Therapy(ACT) for adults and pediatric use (Artemether 20mg + Lumefantrine 120 mg co-formulated tablet)2. Artesunate Injection Kit (Injectable Artemisinin Derivatives )

2.

Diagnostics and Medical Products 1. Bivalent Rapid Diagnostic Test Kit (Pf and Pv specific)2. Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN)
  1.   Nothing contained in this notification shall have effect on or after the first day of October, 2015.

[F. No. 354/194/2014 –TRU]

(Akshay Joshi)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

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(Notification Analysed by  –Bimal Jain, FCA, FCS, LLB, B.Com (Hons), Mobile: +91 9810604563, Email: bimaljain@hotmail.com)

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