21st  January, 2004.

Notification No. 8/2004-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 sub-section (3) of section 136 of the Finance Act, 2001 (14 of 2001), and in supersession of the notification of the Government of India, in the Ministry of Finance (Department of  Revenue), No 69/2003-Central Excise, dated the 25th August, 2003, published in Gazette of India, vide, G.S.R. 679(E), dated the 25th August, 2003, the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts all goods falling under sub-heading 2401.90, 2402.00, 2404.41, 2404.49, 2404.50 or 2404.99 of the First Schedule and the Second Schedule to the Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985 (5 of 1986), from the whole of the duties of  excise, additional duties of excise leviable under the said Central Excise Tariff Act, the Additional Duties of Excise (Goods of Special Importance) Act and National Calamity Contingent duty  leviable thereon under sub-section (1) of section 136 of the said Finance Act, subject to the following conditions, namely,-

(A)

the exemption under this notification shall be available only in respect of a unit which,-

(i)

is located in the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya , Mizoram , Nagaland or Tripura ;

(ii)

had commenced commercial production on or after the 24th day of December, 1997, but not later than the 28th day of February, 2001;

(iii)

had availed of the benefit under the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 32/99-Central Excise, dated the 8th July, 1999 [G.S.R. 508 (E) dated the 8th July, 1999] or No. 33/99-Central Excise, dated the 8th July, 1999 [G.S.R. 509 (E) dated the 8th July, 1999]; and

(iv)

has continued its manufacturing activities after the 28th day of February, 2001;

(B)

an amount equal to the sum of basic excise duty, special excise duty, additional excise duty and National Calamity Contingent duty, payable, but for the exemption in this notification, shall be utilised by the manufacturer only for investment in,-

(i)

plant and machinery in a manufacturing unit which is located in the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya , Mizoram , Nagaland or Tripura ; or

(ii)

infrastructure or civil works or social projects in the State of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya , Mizoram , Nagaland or Tripura ;

(C)

the investment in terms of condition (B) shall be made before the expiry of six months from the end of each quarter;

(D)

the manufacturer shall provide all details relating to the investment made in terms of condition (B),  within one month after the expiry of the period of six months referred to in condition (C),  to a Committee consisting of, the Chief Commissioner of Central Excise, Shillong ,  the Principal Secretary of the Department of Industry of the State concerned, in which the unit is located and the Principal Secretary of the Department of Industry of the State in which the investment is made, and shall have to prove to the satisfaction of the said Committee that the investment has been made for the purpose specified in condition (B);

(E)

if the Committee referred to in condition (D) is satisfied that the investment as specified in condition (B), has been made, it shall issue a certificate to this effect to the manufacturer within a period of three  weeks after the expiry of the one month referred to in condition (D), which shall be produced by the manufacturer, within a period of two weeks from the date of issue of such certificate,  to the jurisdictional Central Excise Officer;

(F)

the investment made under this notification shall not be allowed to be withdrawn before the expiry of ten years from the date on which the investment is made except in a case where the investment withdrawn is reinvested in the same manner as specified in this notification, in any one of the States mentioned in condition (A):

 Provided that if the investment made under this notification is withdrawn before the expiry of ten years and is not reinvested as mentioned above, the duty which is equal to the amount so withdrawn and not so reinvested, shall be paid by the manufacturer on the date on which the investment is withdrawn.

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

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