MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)
(CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES)
New Delhi, the 13th March, 2020
S.O. 1057(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a) of the Explanation to section 115 AD of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby specifies that a nonresident being an Eligible Foreign Investor which operates in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Board of India, circular IMD/HO/FPIC/CIR/P/2017/003 dated 04th January, 2017, shall be deemed as Foreign Institutional Investor (FII) for the purposes of transactions in securities made on a recognised stock exchange located in any International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), where the consideration for such transaction is paid or payable in foreign currency.
Explanation. – for the purpose of this notification, –
(a) “International Financial Services Centre” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (q) of section 2 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (28 of 2005);
(b) “recognised stock exchange” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (ii) of Explanation 1 to clause (5) of section 43 of the Income-tax Act, 1961;
(c) the expression “securities” shall have the same meaning as assigned to it in clause (h) of section 2 of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 (42 of 1956)
[Notification No. 17/2020/ F. No. 173/10/2014-ITA-I]
GULZAR AHMAD WANI, Under Secy.