SPECIFIED PROGRAMMES RUN BY HELPAGE INDIA, NEW DELHI NOTIFIED AS AN ELIGIBLE SCHEME OR PROJECT UNDER SECTION 35AC

Section 35AC, read with Explanation (b) thereto, of the Income-tax Act, 1961 – Eligible projects or schemes, expenditure on – Notified eligible projects or schemes – Amendment in Notification No. S.O. 602(E), dated 12-8-1993

NOTIFICATION NO. 39/2011 [F.NO.V-27015/1/2011-SO(NAT.COM)]/S.O. 880 (E), DATED 27-4-2011

WHEREAS by Notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), number S.O. 602(E), dated the 12th August, 1993, issued under sub-section (1) read with clause (b) of the Explanation to section 35AC of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government had specified at serial number 12, for Medical care to old persons Leprosy and Cancer patients, provision of home to old persons rehabilitation of destitute old women, conducting eye camps by Helpage India, C-14, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016 as an eligible project or scheme for a period of two years beginning with assessment year 1994-95 which was extended further vide Notification number S.O. 405(E), dated the 3rd May, 1995 for a period of three years beginning with assessment year 1996-97 which was extended further vide Notification number S.O. 220(E), dated the 16th March, 1998 for a period of three years beginning with assessment year 1999-2000 which was extended further vide Notification number S.O. 553(E), dated the 20th June, 2001 for a period of three years beginning with assessment year 2002-03 which was extended further vide Notification number S.O. 82(E), dated the 24th January, 2005 for a period of three years beginning with financial year 2004-05; which was further extended vide Notification number S.O. 482(E), dated 29-3-2007 for a period of three years beginning with Financial Year 2007-08 and which was extended further vide Notification number S.O. 646(E), dated 22nd March, 2010 for a period of three years beginning with financial year 2010-11;

AND WHEREAS by Notification number S.O. 17(E), dated the 11th January, 1994 the estimated cost was enhanced from Rs. 12.95 lakhs to Rs. 1295.00 lakhs Notification number S.O. No. 510(E), dated the 26th May, 2000 estimated cost was enhanced from Rs. 1295.00 lakhs to Rs. 2000.00 lakhs and Notification number S.O. 1046(E), dated the 18th October, 2001 the estimated cost was enhanced from Rs. 2000.00 lakhs to Rs. 4000.00 lakhs and Notification number S.O. 82(E), dated the 24th January, 2005 the estimated cost was enhanced from Rs. 4000.00 lakhs to Rs. 6500.00 lakhs; S.O. No. 2199(E), dated 12-12-2007 the estimated cost was enhanced from Rs. 65.00 crore to Rs. 95.00 crore; S.O. No. 2616(E), dated 14-10-2009 and the cost was enhanced from Rs. 95.00 crore to Rs. 120.00 crore.

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 enhancing the project cost from Rs. 120 crore to Rs. 170 crore.

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 for Medical care to old persons Leprosy and Cancer patients, provision of home to old persons rehabilitation of destitute old women, conducting eye camps which is being carried out by Helpage India, C-14, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016,

(b) further amends the said Notification number S.O. 602(E), dated the 12th August, 1993, to the following effect, namely :—

In the said Notification, in the Table against serial number 12, in column (4) maximum amount of cost to be allowed as deduction under section 35AC of Income-tax Act, 1961, for the letters, figures and word “Rs. 120 crore”, the letters, figures and word “Rs. 170 crore” shall be substituted.

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