19th January, 2004.

Notification No. 6/2004-Central Excise

            In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 5A of the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944), read with sub-section (3) of section 3 of the Additional Duties of Excise (Goods of Special Importance) Act, 1957 (58 of 1957), and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India in the erstwhile Ministry of Finance and Company Affairs (Department of Revenue) No. 35/2003-Central Excise dated the 30th April 2003, published in Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II section 3, sub-section ( i ), dated the 30th April 2003 [G.S.R. 364 (E), dated the 30th April 2003], the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts clearances, specified in column (4) of the Table below (hereinafter referred to as the said Table) for home consumption of excisable goods of the description specified in the corresponding entry in column (3) of the said Table and falling under the Chapter of the First Schedule to the Central Excise Tariff Act,1985 (5 of 1986) specified in the corresponding entry in column (2) of said Table from the whole of the duty of excise specified thereon in the First Schedule to the said Central Excise Tariff Act and the duty of excise specified thereon in the First Schedule to the Additional Duties of Excise (Goods of Special Importance) Act.

Table

Sr. No

Chapter

Description

Value of clearances

(1) (2) (3) (4)
1. 51, 52, 54, 55, 58 or 60

The following fabrics (hereinafter referred to as the said fabrics), namely:-

( i ) fabrics not subjected to any process;

(ii) fabrics subjected to plain roll calendaring or decatizing or both (but not subjected to any other process), carried out in a place other than the place of manufacture of the unprocessed fabrics, and cleared from the place of manufacture of unprocessed fabrics.

First clearances upto an aggregate value not exceeding twenty five lakh rupees made on or after the 1st day of April in any financial year. Provided that for the financial year 2003-2004, the clearances made availing the exemption under the Notification No. 35/2003-Central Excise, dated the 30th April 2003, if any, shall be taken into account for calculating the aggregate value of first clearance for the said financial year.

2. 51, 52, 54, 55, 58 or 60

Yarn subjected to doubling, winding, warping, bleaching or pirn winding

All clearances for use within the factory of production for the manufacture of the said fabrics

2  The exemption contained in this notification shall apply subject to the following conditions, namely: –

(i)

where a manufacturer clears the said fabrics from more than one  factories, the exemption in his case shall apply to the said aggregate value of clearances for home consumption from all such factories and not separately for each factory;

(ii)

where the said fabrics are cleared by more than one manufacturers from a factory, the exemption shall apply to the said aggregate value of clearances for home consumption by all such manufacturers and not separately for each manufacturer;

(iii)

the aggregate value of clearances for home consumption of said fabrics, by the said manufacturer from one or more factories, or from a factory by one or more manufacturers, does not exceed thirty five lakh rupees in a financial year:

Provided that for the financial year 2003-2004, the clearances made availing the exemption under the Notification No. 35/2003-Central Excise, dated the 30th April 2003, if any, shall be taken into account for calculating the aggregate value of clearances by a manufacturer from one or more factories, or from a factory by one or more manufacturers for the said financial year:

Provided further that in any financial year, if the aggregate value of clearances for home consumption of said fabrics exceeds thirty five lakh rupees, or for the financial year 2003-2004, the aggregate value of clearances made under the Notification No. 35/2003-Central Excise, dated the 30th April 2003,and clearances made under this Notification exceeds thirty five lakh rupees, the said manufacturer or the manufacturers, as the case may be, shall pay the amount of duty as payable, on the said first clearances of the said fabrics of twenty five lakh rupees, but for the exemption contained in this notification, within thirty days of the day when such clearances exceed the said thirty five lakh rupees ;

(iv) the manufacturer shall keep all documents relating to purchase of yarns ;
(v)

the manufacturer may opt not to avail the exemption contained in this notification and clear the said fabrics on payment of normal rate of duty. However, once such option has been exercised during a financial year, the said manufacturer shall not be allowed to avail the exemption during the remaining part of that financial year.

3.  For the purposes of determining the aggregate value of clearances for home consumption, the clearances of unprocessed fabrics, to a place other than the place of manufacture of the unprocessed fabrics, for job work under Notification No. 7/2004-Central Excise, dated the 19th January 2004, shall not be taken into account;

 Provided that, if the fabrics, which has been cleared for job work, is not returned to the manufacturer of  unprocessed fabrics, then the value of such unprocessed fabrics cleared shall be included towards calculating the said aggregate value of clearances.

Explanation.-For the purposes of this notification: –

(i) “Value” means the value as determined in accordance with the provisions of section 4 of the said Central Excise Act;
(ii)

“Normal rate of duty” means the duty of excise specified in the First Schedule to the said Central Excise Tariff Act and the First Schedule to the said Additional Duties of Excise (Goods of Special Importance) Act read with any relevant notification (other than this notification) issued under sub-section (1) of section 5A of the said Central Excise Act

(iii)

“Job work” means subjecting unprocessed fabrics supplied to the job worker, to plain roll calendaring or decatizing or both (but not subjected to any other process).

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

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