Section 35AC, read with Explanation (b) thereto, of the Income-tax Act, 1961 – Eligible projects or schemes, expenditure on – Helpage India, New Delhi

Notification No.25/2012 [F.No.V-27015/1/2012-SO (NAT.COM)]/S.O. 480(E), dated 16-3-2012

Whereas by notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department o Revenue) number S.O.998(E), dated the 5th July, 2006, issued under clause (b) of the Explanation to section 35AC of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government had notified at serial number 16, “Building a general corpus fund for Helpage India’s work” by Helpage India, C-14, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi -110016, as an eligible project or scheme for a period of three years beginning with financial year 2006-07 and which was extended further vide notification number S.O.2048(E), dated 25th June, 2009 for a period of three years beginning with financial year 2009-10;

And whereas the said project or scheme is likely to extend beyond six years;

And whereas the National Committee for Promotion of Social and Economic Welfare, being satisfied that the said project or scheme is being executed properly, made a further recommendation under sub-rule (5) of rule 11M of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 for extending the said project or scheme for a further period of three years and amending the project cost from Rs. 30 crore (corpus fund) to Rs. 50 crore (corpus fund);

Now, therefore, the Central Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clause (b) of the Explanation to section 35AC of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), hereby notifies the scheme or project “Building a general corpus fund for Helpage India’s work” which is being carried out by Helpage India, C-14, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi – 110016, as an eligible project or scheme for a further period of three years commencing with the financial year 2012-13 i.e. 2012-13, 2013-14 & 2014-15;

(b) further amends the said notification number S.O. 998(E) dated the 5th July, 2006, to the following effect, namely:-

In the said notification, in the Table against serial number 16, in column (4), relating to maximum amount of cost to be allowed as deduction under section 35AC of Income-tax Act, 1961 for the letters, figures and word “30 crore (corpus fund)” the letters, figures and words “50 crore (corpus fund)” shall be substituted.

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