Modification/simplification of the existing procedure being followed for issue of Concessional Customs Duty Certificate (CCDC) and Excise Duty Exemption Certificates EDECs)

Modification/simplification of the existing procedure being followed for issue of Concessional Customs Duty Certificate (CCDC) and Excise Duty Exemption Certificates EDECs), in respect of items , equipment etc. required for initial setting up of Solar PV and Solar Thermal Solar Thermal power projects.

I (a) The Total Bill of Material may be submitted in the format at Annexure B1 to State Nodal Agency (SNA) by the project developers at least 1 month prior to seeking Concession Customs Duty Certificates (CCDC) / Excise Duty Certificate (EDEC) as the case may be, duly certified by the Chartered Engineer. The concerned State Nodal Agency shall then forward the same to MNRE for approval.
(b) At this stage, the developers would be required to submit basic documents such as PPA, Evacuation Agreement with STU/DISCOM, documents pertaining to land to the State Nodal Agency along with the Total Bill of Material duly certified by the Chartered Engineer.
(Condition of providing copy of PPA is desirable only in case of REC plants/merchant
plants/research projects. In all other cases, PPA is mandatory)
(c) The State Nodal Agency shall forward the above documents application and Total Bill of
Material to MNRE after verification.

2. CCDC, EDEC or both, as the case may be, shall be issued by MNRE for each Purchase Order. The proposal for CCDC/EDEC, along with copy of Purchase Order, may be submitted to MNRE through empanelled Chartered Engineer who shall certify the quantity with respect to the approved Total Bill of Material and also having regard to the provisions/conditions of Excise notifications No.15/2010-Central Excise dated 27.2.2010 and amendment Notification No.26/2012-Central Excise, dated 8th May 2012 and also the provisions of Customs Notifications No.01/2011-Customs dated 06/01/2011 and No.21/2012-Customs dated 17/03/2012 and amendment Notification No.32/2012-Customs, dated 8th May 2012 issued by Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Revenue). In the event of any excess quantity with respect to Total Bill of Material, the Chartered Engineer shall certify the excess quantity clearly endorsing the reasons for such increase.

3. Government of India’s notifications, as refer to above, only require MNRE to certify the quantity that needs to be exempted and that the exempted goods are intended to be used for specified purpose.

4. Upon achieving commercial operation, the project developer shall submit a reconciliatory statement for all equipment or items with respect to Total Bill of Material

About Ritesh Pothan

Ritesh Pothan, is an accomplished speaker and visionary in the Solar Energy space in India. Ritesh is from an Engineering Background with a Master’s Degree in Technology and had spent more than a decade as the Infrastructure Head for a public limited company with the last 9 years dedicated to Solar and Renewable Energy. He also runs the 2 largest India focused renewable energy groups on LinkedIn - Solar - India and Renewables - India
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