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8th September, 2005

Notification No. 33/2005-Central Excise    

          In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 5A of the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944), the Central Government being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts all items of machinery, including prime movers, instruments, apparatus and appliances, control gear and transmission equipment and auxiliary equipment (including those required for testing and quality control) and components, required for initial setting up of a project for the generation of power using non-conventional materials, namely, agricultural, forestry, agro-industrial, industrial, municipal and urban waste, bio waste or poultry litter, falling under any Chapter of the First Schedule to the Central Excise Tariff Act, 1985(5 of 1986), from the whole of the duty of excise leviable thereon which is specified in the said First Schedule, subject to the following conditions,- 

(i)      before the clearance of the goods from the factory, the manufacturer produces to the Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise or the Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise, as the case may be, a certificate, from an officer not below the rank of a Deputy Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources recommending the grant of this exemption and the said officer certifies that  the goods are required for initial setting up of a project for the generation of power using non-conventional materials, namely,  agricultural, forestry, agro-industrial, industrial, municipal and urban waste, bio waste or poultry litter; and

(ii)    the manufacturer proves to the satisfaction of the Deputy Commissioner of Central Excise or the Assistant Commissioner of Central Excise, as the case may be, that there is a valid power purchase agreement between the importer and the purchaser, for the sale and purchase of electricity generated  using non-conventional materials, for a period of not less than ten years from the date of commissioning of the project.

F.No. 460 / 44 /2005-Cus.V

Ajay
Under Secretary to the Government of India