(Department of Revenue)



New Delhi, the 31st May, 2022


S.O. 2501(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (46) of section 10 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby notifies for the purposes of the said clause, ‘National Biodiversity Authority’ (PAN AAALN0331K), an  Authority established under the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 (18 of 2003), in respect of the following specified income arising to that Authority, namely:—


  1. amount received in the form of grant-in-aid from the Government of India;  
  2. benefit sharing fee and royalty received;
  3. amount received in the form of application fees; and
  4. interest earned on (a) to (c) above.
  1. This notification shall be effective subject to the conditions that National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai: -—


    1. shall not engage in any commercial activity;
    2. activities and the nature of the specified income shall remain unchanged throughout the financial years; and
    3. shall file return of income in accordance with the provision of clause (g) of sub-section (4C) of section 139 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.


  1. This notification shall be deemed to have been applied for the financial year 2021-2022 and shall be applicable with respect to the financial years 2022-2023, 2023-2024, 2024-2025 and 2025-2026.


[Notification No. 58 /2022    F.No.300196/12/2021-ITA-I]



Explanatory Memorandum

It is certified that no person is being adversely affected by giving retrospective effect to this notification.