New Land must be Contiguous with Existing Land for Notification or Denotification of SEZ, Physical Inspection by Development Commissioner must, Orders Commerce Ministry

[SEZ Instruction No. 102 dated 18 November 2019]

Subject: Compliance of Contiguity Condition of SEZ in terms of Rules 5 & 7.

Reference: (i) DoC's O.M. of even No. dated 14.07.2016.

                (ii) DoC's letters of even No. dated 07.01.2019 & 10.10.2019.

In continuation of this Department's O.M. dated 14.07.2016, letter dated 07.01.2019 and Instruction No.99 dated 10.10.2019 (copies enclosed), I am directed to say that the Competent Authority is of the view that DC must specifically certify the Contiguity Condition of the SEZ in explicit terms at the time of forwarding the proposals for setting up of new SEZ/Notification and partial de-notification thereof.

2. It must also be certified in DC's Inspection report that the Physical Inspection has been carried out in the presence of Revenue/Land Authority of the concerned State Government and the name with designation of the officials present during the Physical Inspection also be mentioned in DC's Inspection report.

3. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

Encl: As above

No. F.1 /5/2016-SEZ

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