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The Central Road and Infrastructure Fund Act, 2000

Chapter II

5[Central Road and Infrastructure Fund]

3. Levy and collection of cess.-

(1) With effect from such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify, there shall be levied and collected, as a cess, a duty of excise and customs for the purposes of this Act, on every item specified in column (2) of the 6[Schedule I], which is produced in or imported into India and-

(a) removed from a refinery or a factory or an outlet; or

(b) transferred by the person, by whom such item is produced or imported, to another person, at such rates 1*** as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify:

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3[Provided that the additional duty of customs and the additional duty of excise on motor spirit commonly known as petrol and on high speed diesel oil levied under sub-section (1) of section 109 and sub-section (1) of section 110, as the case may be, of the Finance Act, 2018 shall be deemed to be the cess for the purposes of this Act from the date of its levy and the proceeds thereof shall be credited to the Fund.]

(2) Every cess leviable under sub-section (1) on any item shall be payable by the person by whom such item is produced, and in the case of imports, the cess shall be imposed and collected on items so imported and specified in the Schedule.

(3) The cess leviable under sub-section (1) on the items specified in the Schedule shall be in addition to any cess or duty leviable on those items under any other law for the time being in force.

(4) The provisions of the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944) and the rules made thereunder and the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) and the rules made thereunder, as the case may be, including those relating to refunds and exemptions from duties shall, as far as may be, apply in relation to the levy and collection of cess leviable under this section and for this purpose, the provisions of the Central Excise Act, 1944 and of the Customs Act, 1962, as the case may be, shall have effect as if the aforesaid Acts provided for the levy of cess on all items specified in the Schedule.

5. Subs. by s. 206, ibid., for Heading (w.e.f. 1-4-2018).

6. Subs. by s. 206, ibid., for "Schedule" (w.e.f. 1-4-2018).

1. Omitted by Act 13 of 2018, s. 206, for "not exceeding the rate set forth in the corresponding entry in column (3) of the Schedule" (w.e.f. 1-4-2018).

2. The first proviso omitted by s. 206, ibid (w.e.f. 1-4-2018).

3. Subs. by s. 206, ibid, for the second proviso (w.e.f. 1-4-2018).



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