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Central Government allocates jurisdiction among Competent Authorities authorized under section 5(1) of Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Property) Act, 1976 for the purpose of section 7 of the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act 1988

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)
(COMPETENT AUTHORITY CELL)
New Delhi

Notification No.02 of 2021 |  Dated: 19th July, 2021

G.S.R. 499(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred under section 7 of the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act 1988 [hereinafter called as “Act”](45 of 1988) as amended by Finance Act, 2021 (13 of 2021), the Central Government is pleased to allocate the following areas of jurisdiction among the Competent Authorities authorized under sub-section (1) of section 5 of the Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Property) Act, 1976 (13 of 1976) for the purpose of the said Act:

S. No. Name of Competent Authority Jurisdiction
1. Competent Authority, Kolkata All the cases referred by Income Tax Authorities* exercising the powers and performing the functions under the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 having headquarters at Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Patna, Guwahati.
2. Competent Authority, Chennai All the cases referred by Income Tax Authorities* exercising the powers and performing the functions under the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 having headquarters at Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Panaji.
3. Competent Authority, New Delhi All the cases referred by Income Tax Authorities* exercising the powers and performing the functions under the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 having headquarters at Delhi, Bhopal, Raipur, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kanpur.
4. Competent Mumbai Authority, All the cases referred by Income Tax Authorities* exercising the powers and performing the functions under the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988 having headquarters at Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Nagpur.

* The territorial area wise jurisdiction of the respective Income Tax Authorities in this regard will be same as provided for in CBDT Notification No 40/2017/F. No. 173/429/2016-ITA-I dated 18-05-2017 [S.O. 1621(E)] published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary.

The work performed by the Competent Authorities authorized under sub-section (1) of section 5 of the Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Property) Act, 1976 (13 of 1976) in exercise of powers conferred under section 7 of the Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act 1988 will be in addition to the work already being performed by the Competent Authorities.

[F. No. A-50050/79/2021-CA Cell]

DINESH BOUDDH, Director

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