The Government exempts vide Notification No. 17/2014 – Service Tax dated 20.08.2014 Services by Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited and the Haj Committee in respect of a religious pilgrimage facilitated by the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India, under bilateral arrangement.

Notification No.17/2014 – Service Tax

New Delhi, the 20th August, 2014

G.S.R….(E).– In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 93 of the Finance Act, 1994 (32 of 1994), the Central Government, being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby makes the following further amendments in the notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) No. 25/2012-Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) vide  number G.S.R. 467 (E), dated the 20th June, 2012, namely:-

In the said notification,­­–

 (i)  in the opening paragraph, after entry 5,the following entry shall be inserted, namely:-

“5A. Services by a specified organisation in respect of a religious pilgrimage facilitated by the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India, under bilateral arrangement;”;

 (ii)  in paragraph 2 relating to definitions, after clause (zf),the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-

 ‘(zfa) “specified organisation” shall mean,-

      (a) Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited, a Government of Uttarakhand Undertaking; or

      (b) ‘Committee’ or ‘State Committee’ as defined in section 2 of the Haj Committee Act, 2002 (35 of 2002);’.

[F. No.B1/1/2014 -TRU]

(Akshay Joshi)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Note.- The principal notification was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide notification No. 25/2012 – Service Tax, dated the 20th June, 2012, vide number G.S.R. 467 (E), dated the 20th June, 2012 and last amended vide notification No.06/2014 – Service Tax, dated the 11th July, 2014 vide number G.S.R. 475 (E), dated the 11th July, 2014.

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