(Unit Approval Committee)
TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY, (PART I SECTION 1)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
(DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE)
New Delhi the 18th February, 2003
NO.F.2(1)/19/2002-EPZ: The Government of India hereby constitutes a Unit Approval Committee for each of the Special Economic Zone consisting of the following members :
(1) Development Commissioner Chairperson
of the Central Members
Government nominated by it
not exceeding two (from amongst the
officers posted in the Zone)
of the State Government Members
nominated by it not exceeding two
(from amongst the officers posted in the Zone)
nominee of the Member.
The Development Commissioner may co-opt nominees of any Department, agency, and interested group as special invitees as he deems fit.
Powers and functions of the Unit Approval Committee:
The powers and functions of the Unit Approval Committee shall be as under:
(a) to consider applications for setting up of Units in Zone and grant or refuse approval;
(b) to monitor the performance of the Units and take action against the Units wherever necessary provided that while monitoring the performance of the unit, the Commissioner of the Customs or his nominee shall be associated in the Committee;
(c) to take appropriate action in case of violation of the conditions of the approval;
(d) to supervise and monitor permission, clearances, licences granted to the Units and take appropriate action in accordance with law;
(e) to call for information required to monitor the performance of the Unit under the permission, clearances, licenses granted to it;
(f) to approve import/domestic procurement of goods & services for development, operation and maintenance of the infrastructure in the Zone without payment of duty or tax for the activities approved by Board of Approval;
(g) to perform any other function delegated by the Central Government or its agencies.
(h) to perform any other function as may be delegated by the State Governments or its agencies.
(i) to grant all approvals and clearances for the establishment and operation of Units in the Special Economic Zone.
(j) the Central Government and its agencies may delegate their powers to the Unit Approval Committee under the relevant laws so as to enable the Committee,-
(a) to prescribe common application form for any license, permission or registration under one or more laws;
(b) to authorize Development Commissioner to exercise the powers of the Central Government or its agencies;
(c) to notify an officer or agency, including accredited private agencies for carrying out inspections under various laws;
(d) to exempt the zone from one or more provisions of any Central Law;
(e) to prescribe single return for reporting under two or more Central Laws .