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CBDT inserts new Rules to implement amendments made through Taxation Laws (Ammendment) Act, 2021
By TII News Service
Oct 01, 2021 , New Delhi

    

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB- SECTION (ii)]

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES
NEW DELHI

NOTIFICATION NO

118/2021, Dated: October 01, 2021

G.S.R. 713(E). - In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) of the Explanation to fifth and sixth proviso to Explanation 5 to clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 9 read with section 295 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Board of Direct Taxes hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Income-tax Rules, 1962, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement.- (1) These rules may be called the Income-tax (31st Amendment) Rules, 2021.

(2) They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (hereinafter referred to as principal rules), in Part II, after the rule 11UD, the following sub-part and rules shall be inserted, namely: ‒

'J - Indirect transfer prior to 28th May, 2012 of assets situate in India

11UE. Specified conditions under Explanation to fifth and sixth proviso to Explanation 5 to clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 9.- (1) For the purposes of clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) of the Explanation to fifth and sixth proviso to Explanation 5 to clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 9, the declarant shall furnish an undertaking in Form No. 1 and shall append the undertakings from all the interested parties in Part M of the Annexure to the undertaking in Form No. 1 and furnish all the attachments required to be furnished under any clause or Part thereof.11UE. Specified conditions under Explanation to fifth and sixth proviso to Explanation 5 to clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 9.- (1) For the purposes of clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) of the Explanation to fifth and sixth proviso to Explanation 5 to clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 9, the declarant shall furnish an undertaking in Form No. 1 and shall append the undertakings from all the interested parties in Part M of the Annexure to the undertaking in Form No. 1 and furnish all the attachments required to be furnished under any clause or Part thereof.

(2) The conditions for the purposes of clause (iv) of the Explanation to fifth and sixth proviso to Explanation 5 to clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 9 shall be the following, namely: -

(a) the declarant and all the interested parties shall irrevocably withdraw, terminate or discontinue all the appeals or applications or petitions or proceedings, against the relevant order or orders and furnish evidence thereof and a declaration in the undertaking in Form No. 1 to the effect that it shall not, under any circumstances, reopen or file any such appeal, application, petition or proceeding in future against the relevant order or orders;

(b) the declarant and all the interested parties shall irrevocably withdraw, terminate or discontinue all the proceedings for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices thereof against the relevant order or orders and furnish evidence thereof and a declaration in the undertaking in Form No. 1 to the effect that it shall not, under any circumstances, reopen or file any such proceeding or initiate any such arbitration, conciliation or mediation in future against the relevant order or orders;

(c) the declarant and all the interested parties shall irrevocably withdraw, terminate or discontinue all the proceedings to enforce or pursue attachments in respect of any award, order or judgement or any other relief against the Republic of India or Indian affiliates with respect to the relevant order or orders and furnish evidence thereof and a declaration in the undertaking in Form No. 1 to the effect that it shall not, under any circumstances, reopen or file any such proceeding in future against the Republic of India or Indian affiliates with respect to the relevant order or orders;

(d) the declarant and all the interested parties shall irrevocably terminate, release, discharge, and forever irrevocably waive all rights, whether direct or indirect, and any claims, demands, liens, actions, suits, causes of action, obligations, controversies, debts, costs, attorneys' fees, court's fees expenses, damages, judgments, orders, declaratory relief, and liabilities of whatever kind or nature at law, in equity, or otherwise, whether now known or unknown previously (or in future discovered), suspected or unsuspected, and whether or not concealed or hidden, which have existed or may have existed, or do exist or which hereafter can, shall or may exist in relation to any award, order, judgment, or any other relief against the Republic of India or Indian affiliates in connection with the relevant order or orders and furnish evidence thereof and a declaration in the undertaking in Form No.1 to the effect that it shall not, under any circumstances, reopen or file any such proceeding or initiate any such arbitration, conciliation or mediation in future against the relevant order or orders;

(e) the declarant and all the interested parties shall irrevocably waive any right to seek or pursue any claim for costs in respect of any proceeding referred to in clauses (a), (b), (c) or (d), including but not limited to any proceeding initiated by the Republic of India to set aside the award, order or judgement, or any other relief, referred to in clauses(a), (b), (c) or (d), issued in favour of the declarant or any of the interested parties;

(f) the declarant and all the interested parties shall terminate, release, discharge, and forever irrevocably waive any right, whether direct or indirect, any remedies, claims, demands, liens, actions, suits, causes of action, obligations, controversies, debts, costs, attorneys' fees, court's fees, expenses, damages, judgments, orders, compensation, and liabilities of whatever kind or nature at law, in equity, or otherwise, whether now known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, and whether or not concealed or hidden, which have existed or may have existed, or do exist or which hereafter can, shall or may exist, based on pursuit of any remedy or any and all claims, demands, damages, judgments, awards, costs, expenses, compensation or liabilities of any kind (whether asserted or unasserted), in relation to any facts, events, or omissions occurring at any time in relation to taxation of income referred to in the fifth and sixth proviso to Explanation 5 to clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 9 or relevant order or orders, or any related award, judgment or court order, which may otherwise be available to the declarant or any of its interested parties;

(g) the declarant and all the interested parties shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Republic of India and Indian affiliates from and against any and all costs, expenses (including attorneys' fees and court's fees), interest, damages, and liabilities of any nature arising out of or in any way relating to the assertion or, bringing, filing or maintaining of any claim, at any time after the date of furnishing the undertaking in Form No. 1 by the declarant, by any person and the declarant and all the interested parties shall furnish an indemnity bond to this effect, such that the declarant and the interested parties fully assume the risk of any omission or mistake with respect to identification and procurement of authorisations and undertakings from any related parties or interested parties as provided in the undertaking, and secures the Republic of India and Indian affiliates from any claim related to any relevant order or orders, or in relation to any award, order, judgment, or any other relief against the Republic of India and Indian affiliates in connection with any relevant order or orders;

(h) the declarant and all the interested parties shall refrain from facilitating, procuring, encouraging or otherwise assisting any person (including but not limited to any related party or interested party) from bringing any proceeding or claims of any kind related to any relevant order or orders, or in relation to any award, order, judgment, or any other relief against the Republic of India or Indian affiliates in connection with any relevant order or orders; and

(i) the declarant and all the interested parties shall notify by a public notice or press release that, by signing the undertaking in Form No. 1 or Part M of the Annexure to the undertaking in Form No. 1, as the case may be, any claims arising out of or relating to the relevant orders or any related award, judgment or court order, no longer subsist, and that such person or entity issuing the public notice has signed the undertaking, and that such undertaking includes an indemnity against any claims brought against the Republic of India or any India affiliate contrary to the undertaking, and that the declarant and all the interested parties shall furnish a copy of such public notice to the Republic of India.

(3) The execution, delivery and performance of the undertaking in Form No. 1 submitted by the declarant, undertakings from all the interested parties in Part M of the Annexure to the undertaking in Form No. 1 and indemnity bond by the declarant and interested parties in Part N of the Annexure to the undertaking in Form No. 1 shall be duly authorised by all necessary corporate action, including but not limited to any board resolution or similar authorisation under applicable law and a copy of such board resolution and legal authorisation shall be furnished by the declarant.

11UF. Manner of furnishing undertaking under rule 11UE. - (1) The undertaking in Form No. 1 under sub-rule (1) of rule 11UE shall be submitted by the declarant to the jurisdictional Principal Commissioner or Commissioner within forty- five days from the date of commencement of the Income-tax (31st Amendment) Rules, 2021.

(2) After the undertaking in Form No. 1 under sub- rule (1) of rule 11UE is furnished by the declarant, the jurisdictional Principal Commissioner or Commissioner shall, within a period of fifteen days from the date of receipt of the said undertaking, -

(a) grant a certificate in Form No. 2 accepting such undertaking; or

(b) pass an order rejecting such undertaking, where the undertaking in Form No. 1 is incorrect or incomplete or any part thereof or any of the attachments or evidences or the indemnity bonds provided therein or any of the authorisations, as referred to in sub-rule (3) of rule 11UE is incorrect or incomplete or not furnished, after giving an opportunity of being heard to the declarant.

(3) After the grant of certificate in Form No. 2, the conditions under sub-rule (2) of rule 11UE shall be fulfilled by the declarant and interested parties and an intimation to this effect shall be filed by the declarant in Form No. 3 within sixty days of the date of receipt of certificate in Form No. 2 under sub-rule (2) with the jurisdictional Principal Commissioner or Commissioner.

(4) The jurisdictional Principal Commissioner or Commissioner may, on an application made by the declarant, extend the period of sixty days under sub-rule (3) by a further period not exceeding sixty days.

(5) Where the intimation in Form No. 3 is filed after the period of sixty days under sub-rule (3) or further period extended under sub-rule (4), as the case may be, then, notwithstanding anything contained in any other provision of rule 11UE and this rule, such intimation in Form No. 3 shall be treated as invalid and the provisions of this rule shall apply as if such person had never furnished the intimation in Form No. 3.

(6) No intimation in Form No.3 under sub-rule (3) shall be required to be furnished by the declarant if the following conditions are satisfied, namely:-

(a) the declarant or any of the interested parties has not filed, with respect to all the relevant order or orders, any -

(i) appeal or application or petition or proceeding;

(ii) arbitration, conciliation or mediation and no notices have been given thereof;

or

(iii) proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments in respect of any award, order or judgement or any other relief against the Republic of India or Indian affiliates; and

(b) where, with respect to the relevant order or orders, any-

(i) appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding;

(ii) arbitration, conciliation or mediation; or

(iii) proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments in respect of any award, order or judgement or any other relief against the Republic of India or Indian affiliates,

has been filed or notice thereof has been given by the declarant or any interested parties, the declarant and all such interested parties have irrevocably withdrawn all such appeals, applications, petitions, proceeding, arbitration, conciliation and mediation and no further appeal or application or petition or proceeding or arbitration or conciliation or mediation has been filed by the declarant or any such interested party against the Republic of India or any of the Indian Affiliates before the withdrawal of such arbitration, conciliation or mediation and evidence thereof has been furnished at the time of furnishing the undertaking in Form No. 1 referred to in sub-rule (1) of rule 11UE; and

(c) where with respect to the relevant order or orders, any,-

(i) appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding;

(ii) the arbitration, conciliation or mediation;

(iii) the proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments in respect of any award, order or judgement or any other relief against the Republic of India or Indian affiliates;

had been filed by the declarant or any of the interested parties and have been disposed of, no further appeal or application or petition or proceeding or arbitration or conciliation or mediation has been filed by the declarant or any such interested party against the Republic of India or any of the Indian Affiliates on or before the disposal of such arbitration, conciliation or mediation and evidence thereof has been furnished at the time of furnishing the undertaking in Form No. 1 referred to in sub-rule (1) of rule 11UE.

(7) After the receipt of intimation in Form No. 3 under sub-rule (3) or grant of certificate in Form No. 2 under sub-rule (2) in cases covered under sub-rule (6), the jurisdictional Principal Commissioner or Commissioner shall pass an order granting relief in Form No. 4 or decline to grant relief in accordance with the procedure specified in sub-rule (8).

(8) The jurisdictional Principal Commissioner or Commissioner may, after giving an opportunity of being heard to the declarant, decline to grant relief under sub-rule (7) where,-

(a) the declarant has not fulfilled any of the conditions stipulated under sub-rule (2) of rule 11UE;

(b) the intimation in Form No. 3 or any part thereof is incorrect or incomplete;

(c) the intimation in Form No. 3 has not been filed in a case other than that covered under sub-rule (6);

(d) any of the attachments provided in Form No. 3 is incorrect or incomplete or has not been furnished;

(e) any of the evidences required to be furnished along with Form No. 3 is incorrect or incomplete or has not been furnished; or

(f) the intimation in Form No. 3 submitted by the declarant is not duly authorised by all necessary corporate action, including but not limited to any board resolution or similar authorisation under applicable law or a copy of such board resolution or legal authorisation is incorrect or incomplete or not furnished by the declarant.

(9) The order granting the relief under sub-rule (7) or declining to grant relief under sub-rule (8) shall be passed,-

(a) within a period of thirty days from the date of receipt of Form No. 3 by the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner, in cases where intimation in Form 3 has been furnished to the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner under sub-rule (3),

(b) within thirty days of the issue of Form No. 2, in cases covered under sub-rule (6).

(10) No order rejecting the undertaking in Form No. 1 under clause (b) of sub-rule (2) or declining relief under clause sub-rule (8), shall be passed by the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner without the approval of the Chief Commissioner.

(11) For the purpose of rejecting the undertaking under clause (b) of sub-rule (2) or declining to grant relief under sub-rule (8), the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner shall intimate the reasons thereof to the declarant and give him an opportunity of submitting a renewed undertaking in Form No. 1 or renewed intimation in Form No. 3, as the case may be, within a further period not exceeding thirty days.

(12) Where the renewed undertaking or renewed intimation is not filed within such further period under sub-rule (11), then, notwithstanding anything contained in any other provision of the rule 11UE and this rule, such undertaking or intimation shall be treated as invalid and the provisions of this rule shall apply as if such person had never furnished the undertaking in Form No. 1 or intimation in Form No. 3, as the case may be.

(13) The extended period allowed under sub-rule (11) for submitting a renewed undertaking in Form No. 1 or a renewed intimation in Form No. 3 shall be excluded from,-

(a) the period of fifteen days under sub-rule (2) for granting a certificate in Form No. 2 or passing an order rejecting such undertaking, as the case may be, by the jurisdictional Principal Commissioner or Commissioner; or

(b) thirty days under clause (a) and (b) of sub-rule (9) for passing an order granting relief under sub-rule (7) or declining relief under sub-rule (8), as the case may be, by the jurisdictional Principal Commissioner or Commissioner.

(14) For the purposes of computing the period of limitation under sub-rules (2) or (9), where immediately after the exclusion of the period or extended period allowed to the declarant, the period of limitation available to the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner, for granting certificate or passing or issuing an order under sub-rules (2) or (9), is less than fifteen days, such remaining period shall be extended to fifteen days and the period of limitation under said sub-rules shall be deemed to be extended accordingly.

(15) The undertaking in Form No. 1 shall be deemed to have never been filed if the Principal Commissioner or Commissioner has passed an order rejecting the undertaking in Form No. 1 under clause (b) of sub-rule (2) or declined to grant relief to the declarant under sub-rule (8).

(16) The directions of the jurisdictional Principal Commissioner or Commissioner, in Form No. 4, shall be binding on the assessing officer who shall, -

(a) give effect to such directions and pass an order and issue the refund, if any, and revoke attachments, if any, within a period of fifteen days from the date of the receipt of such directions; and

(b) file an application to withdraw any appeal or application or petition or proceeding filed by any Income-tax Authority or intimate the concerned person, where appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding has been filed by any other person representing the Republic of India, with respect to the specified orders covered under Form No. 4, within sixty days from the date of receipt of such directions.

(17) Any dispute with respect to the undertaking or part of the undertaking or indemnity bond specified Forms prescribed under these rules or in respect of any direction or order issued thereunder shall be governed by the relevant Indian laws and be decided in accordance with the procedures specified under the Act, under the exclusive jurisdiction of the relevant income-tax authorities, tribunals or courts in India, as the case may be, which are empowered to decide disputes under the Act.

(18) The Form Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Appendix IV shall be the Forms for the purposes of this rule and rule 11UE.

Explanation: - For the purposes of this rule and rule 11UE, unless the context otherwise requires,-

(a) 'declarant' means the person in whose case a specified order has been passed or made, as the case may be;

(b) 'Indian affiliate' means any of departments, agencies, instrumentalities, public sector companies, and other entities of the Republic of India, owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, allegedly or in fact, by any thereof, as well as any officials, officers, directors, employees, attorneys, representatives, those providing financing, and agents of any of these persons, whether in India or in any other country or territory outside India;

(c) 'interested party' means the following, namely:-

(i) all the companies or entities in the entire chain of holding of the declarant till the ultimate holding company or entity;

(ii) any person to whom the declarant has transferred any of its claims under any award, judgment, or court order pertaining to the relevant orders or under the relevant orders or granted any rights;

(iii) any person other than the person mentioned in sub-clauses (i) and (ii), in whose favour any interest has been created or assigned by the declarant or under any law or rules made thereunder with respect to any of the relevant order; and

(iv) any person who has initiated any proceedings with respect to any of the relevant orders;

(d) 'related party' means affiliates, predecessors, successors, all the companies or entities in the entire chain of holding till the ultimate holding company or entity, subsidiaries (whether direct or indirect), assignees, agents, shareholders (present and future), owners, directors, officers, those providing financing, and employees of the declarant;

(e) 'relevant order' means any specified order passed or made in respect of income accruing or arising through or from the transfer of an asset or a capital asset situate in India in consequence of the transfer of a share or interest in a company or entity registered or incorporated outside India made before the 28th day of May, 2012, particulars whereof are provided in Part A of the Annexure to the undertaking in Form No. 1;

(f) 'specified order' means,

(i) an assessment or reassessment order under section 143, section 144, section 147 or section 153A or section 153C; or

(ii) an order passed for enhancing the assessment or reducing a refund already made or otherwise increasing the liability of the assessee under section 154; or

(iii) an order passed deeming a person to be an assessee in default under sub-section (1) of section 201; or

(iv) an order passed imposing a penalty under Chapter XXI or under section 221;

(g) "ultimate holding company or entity" means a company or an entity that has ultimate control of the declarant directly or indirectly and such company or entity is not itself controlled by, or is subsidiary of, any other company or entity.'.

3. In the principal rules, after Appendix III, the following shall be inserted, namely: -

'Appendix IV

FORM No. 1 [See rule 11UE (1)]

Undertaking under sub-rule (1) of rule 11UE of the Income-tax Rules, 1962

To,

Principal Commissioner/Commissioner

........................................................................................

Sir/Madam,

I………………....................(name in block letters) son/ daughter of ………………… designation ……………..and nationality ………………..and related passport number………………. (hereinafter referred to as 'signatory') having Permanent Account Number/Aadhaar Number (see Note 1)……………… on behalf of …………………….. (name of the declarant) having Permanent Account Number / Aadhaar number / Tax Deduction Account Number (see Note 2) ………………………………..and being duly authorised and competent to represent the declarant in this regard pursuant to Board Resolution and legal authorisation (see Note 3), as the case may be,hereby declare as follows:

(a) That specified orders have been passed or made in respect of income accruing or arising through or from the transfer of an asset or a capital asset situate in India in consequence of the transfer of a share or interest in a company or entity registered or incorporated outside India made before the 28th day of May, 2012 and particulars of such specified orders are provided in Part A of the Annexure.

(b) The declarant has (strike off the options that are not applicable),

(i) not filed any appeal or application or petition or proceeding before any Income-tax authority or Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Act or the Board for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-OB or Income-tax Settlement Commission constituted under section 245B or the Interim Board for Settlement constituted under section 245AA or any tribunal or court against the relevant orders, and hereby undertakes that it shall not file any appeal, application, petition or proceeding in future against the relevant order or orders. Particulars of such relevant order or orders are provided in Part B of the Annexure;

(ii) filed one or more appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding before any Income-tax authority or Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Act or the Board for Advance Rulings under section 245-OB or Income-tax Settlement Commission constituted under section 245B or the Interim Board for Settlement constituted under section 245AA or any tribunal or court against the relevant orders and has irrevocably withdrawn, on a with prejudice basis, all such appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding and evidence thereof is furnished herewith and hereby undertakes that it shall not file any appeal, application, petition or proceeding in future against the relevant order or orders. Particulars of such appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding filed and irrevocably withdrawn with prejudice by the declarant, are provided in Part C of the Annexure;

(iii) filed one or more appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding before any Income-tax authority or Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Act or the Board for Advance Rulings under section 245-OB or Income-tax Settlement Commission constituted under section 245B or the Interim Board for Settlement constituted under section 245AA or any tribunal or court against the relevant order or orders and all the appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding filed by the declarant have been disposed of and no further appeal or application or petition or proceeding has been filed by the declarant and evidence thereof is furnished herewith and hereby undertake that it shall not file any appeal, application, petition or proceeding in future against the relevant order or orders. Particulars of such appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding filed and disposed of, are provided in Part C of the Annexure;

(iv) filed appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding before any Income-tax authority or Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Act or the Board for Advance Rulings under section 245-OB or Income-tax Settlement Commission constituted under section 245B or the Interim Board for Settlement constituted under section 245AA or any tribunal or court against the relevant orders and one or more of such appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding are pending as on the date of this undertaking and hereby undertakes to irrevocably withdraw, terminate and discontinue any and all such appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding that are pending as on the date of signing this undertaking, on a with prejudice basis, in accordance with clause (e) below. The declarant further undertakes that it shall not file any such appeal, application, petition or proceeding in future against the relevant order or orders. Particulars of such pending appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding filed by the declarant and their status as on the date of this undertaking, are provided in Part D of the Annexure;

(c) The declarant has (strike off the options that are not applicable),

(i) not initiated any proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, and no notice has been given thereof under any law for the time being in force or under any agreement entered into by India with any other country or territory outside India, whether for protection of investment or otherwise against the relevant orders, and hereby undertakes that it shall not initiate any such arbitration, conciliation or mediation in future. Particulars of such relevant order or orders are provided in Part B of the Annexure;

(ii) initiated proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices thereof has been given, under any law for the time being in force or under any agreement entered into by India with any other country or territory outside India, whether for protection of investment or otherwise against the relevant order or orders and has irrevocably, on a with prejudice basis, withdrawn any such proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, and notices given thereof and evidence thereof is furnished herewith. The declarant hereby undertakes that it shall not reopen in future any such proceeding or initiate or file any such arbitration, conciliation or mediation in future arising out of or in connection with the relevant order or orders. Particulars of such proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation and notices given thereof, initiated and irrevocably withdrawn with prejudice by the declarant, are provided in Part E of the Annexure;

(iii) initiated proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices thereof has been given, under any law for the time being in force or under any agreement entered into by India with any other country or territory outside India, whether for protection of investment or otherwise against the relevant order or orders and all the arbitration, conciliation or mediation filed by the declarant have been disposed of and no further proceeding has been initiated by the declarant and evidence thereof is furnished herewith. The declarant hereby undertakes that it shall not reopen in future any such proceeding or initiate or file any such arbitration, conciliation or mediation in future arising out of or in connection with the relevant order or orders. Particulars of such proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation and notices given thereof, initiated and disposed of, are provided in Part E of the Annexure;

(iv) initiated proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices thereof has been given, under any law for the time being in force or under any agreement entered into by India with any other country or territory outside India, whether for protection of investment or otherwise against the relevant order or orders and one or more of such proceeding or notices are pending on the date of undertaking and hereby undertakes to irrevocably withdraw, terminate and discontinue any and all such proceeding or notices for arbitration, conciliation or mediation that are pending as on the date of signing this undertaking, on a with prejudice basis, in accordance with clause (e) below. Particulars of such pending proceeding and notices filed by the declarant are provided in Part F of the Annexure. The declarant hereby further undertakes that it shall not initiate any such arbitration, conciliation or mediation in future arising out of or in connection with the relevant order or orders;

(v) received or got any awards, orders, judgements or any other reliefs issued in favour of the declarant, arising out of or in any way relating to the imposition of tax, interest and penalty based on the relevant order or orders, under any agreement entered into by India with any other country or territory outside India, whether for protection of investment or otherwise and hereby undertakes to irrevocably waive any right to seek or pursue any claim or costs or declaratory relief in relation to or arising out of such awards, orders or judgements or any other relief that may have been ordered, issued or passed against India and any Indian affiliate, whether it is in proceeding initiated by the declarant or by India and any Indian affiliate. The declarant also undertakes to irrevocably waive any right to seek or pursue any claim for costs or relief in respect of any proceeding initiated by the Republic of India to set aside such award, order or judgement or any other relief issued in favour of the declarant. The declarant hereby undertakes that it shall not initiate or file any such arbitration, conciliation or mediation in future. Particulars of such awards, orders, judgement or any other relief are provided in Part G of the Annexure;

(d) The declarant has (strike off the options that are not applicable),

(i) not initiated any proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments in connection with any awards, orders, judgements, any other relief that may have been ordered, issued or passed by any tribunal or court or other judicial, quasi-judicial or administrative authority in relation to the said arbitration, conciliation or mediation proceeding in favour of the declarant as referred in clause (c) of this undertaking either against the Republic of India and any Indian affiliate, and hereby undertakes that it shall not initiate any such proceeding in future. Particulars of such award, order or judgment are provided in Part B of the Annexure;

(ii) initiated proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments in connection with any awards, orders, judgements or any other relief that may have been ordered, issued or passed by any tribunal or court or other judicial, quasi-judicial or administrative authority in relation to the said arbitration, conciliation or mediation proceeding in favour of the declarant, as referred to in clause (c) of this undertaking against the Republic of India and any Indian affiliate. The declarant has irrevocably and with prejudice withdrawn or discontinued any such proceeding and hereby undertakes that it shall not reopen any such proceeding in future or file or initiate fresh proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments and evidence thereof is furnished herewith. Particulars of such proceeding, initiated and withdrawn or discontinued by the declarant, are provided in Part H of the Annexure;

(iii) initiated proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments in connection with any awards, orders, judgements or any other relief that may have been ordered, issued or passed by any tribunal or court or other judicial, quasi-judicial or administrative authority in relation to the said arbitration, conciliation or mediation proceeding in favour of the declarant, as referred to in clause (c) of this undertaking against the Republic of India and any Indian affiliate. All such proceeding filed by the declarant have been disposed of and no further proceeding has been filed by the declarant and evidence is herewith furnished and hereby undertakes that it shall not reopen any such proceeding in future or file or initiate fresh proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments. Particulars of such proceeding, initiated and disposed of, are provided in Part H of the Annexure;

(iv) initiated proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments in connection with any awards, orders, judgements, or any other relief that may have been ordered, issued or passed by any tribunal or court or other judicial, quasi-judicial or administrative authority in relation to the said arbitration, conciliation or mediation proceeding in favour of the declarant as referred to in clause (c) of this undertaking, either against the Republic of India and any Indian affiliate and one or more of such proceeding are pending on the date of undertaking and, the declarant has obtained one or more orders from any court or other authority which remain outstanding against India and any Indian Affiliate. The declarant hereby undertakes that it shall not file in future any such proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments regarding any awards, orders, judgements, or any other relief that may have been ordered, issued or passed by any tribunal or court or other judicial, quasi-judicial or administrative authority in relation to the said arbitration, conciliation or mediation proceeding in favour of the declarant as referenced in clause (c) of this undertaking or to enforce the orders from any court or other authority which remain outstanding against Republic of India and any Indian Affiliate. The declarant further undertakes to fully cooperate with the Republic of India or any Indian affiliate which is subject to such outstanding order, in order to set-aside or otherwise nullify any such outstanding order, and irrevocably and with prejudice waives any rights or remedies arising from such outstanding order. Particulars of such proceeding are provided in Part I of the Annexure. The declarant also undertakes to irrevocably withdraw, terminate and discontinue with prejudice any and all such proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments in accordance with clause (e).

(e) The declarant hereby undertakes as follows:

(i) to irrevocably and with prejudice withdraw, discontinue, terminate and take all necessary steps to irrevocably and with prejudice close the pending proceeding referred in sub-clause (iv) of clause (b), sub-clause (iv) of clause (c), sub-clause (v) of clause (c) and sub-clause (iv) of clause (d) of this undertaking, as well as any other pending proceeding against India or Indian affiliates relating to the relevant order or orders and not referenced in clauses (b), (c) and (d) above, and not to pursue in any way and by any means in future the pending proceeding as referenced in clauses (b), (c), and (d) above, and any other pending proceeding relating to the relevant order or orders not referred in the above clauses and any other fresh proceeding relating to the relevant order or orders. In so acting, declarant shall act in accordance with this undertaking and in full cooperation with the Republic of India;

(ii) to irrevocably terminate, release, discharge, and forever irrevocably waive any right, whether direct or indirect, and any claims, demands, liens, actions, suits, causes of action, obligations, controversies, debts, costs, attorneys' fees, court's fees, expenses, damages, judgments, orders, declaratory reliefs and liabilities of whatever kind or nature at law, in equity, or otherwise, whether now known or unknown previously (or in future discovered), suspected or unsuspected, and whether or not concealed or hidden, which have existed or may have existed, or do exist or which hereafter can, shall or may exist, in relation to any award, order, judgment, or any other relief as referred in clause (b), (c) and (d) of this undertaking, against the Republic of India and all Indian affiliates, ordered, issued or passed in connection with the relevant order or orders, whether it is in proceeding initiated by the declarant or by Republic of India and any Indian Affiliate. The declarant further undertakes to fully cooperate with the Republic of India or any Indian affiliate which is subject to any outstanding order referenced in clause (d), in order to set-aside or otherwise nullify any such outstanding order, and irrevocably and with prejudice waives any rights or remedies arising from such outstanding order. For the avoidance of doubt, the declarant's irrevocable waiver includes irrevocable waiver of any right provided by any existing ex-parte, provisional, or other kind of court order permitting enforcement or attachment against the Republic of India and any Indian affiliate, in furtherance of any award, order judgment, or any other relief that may have been ordered or issued or passed by any arbitral tribunal as referred in clauses (b), (c) and (d) above. For further avoidance of doubt, the declarant also undertakes to irrevocably waive any right to seek or pursue any claim for costs in respect of any proceeding initiated by Republic of India and any Indian affiliate to set aside such award, order or judgement ordered, issued or passed in favour of the declarant. Such irrevocable waiver includes, but is not limited to, any right under any relevant ex-parte order;

(iii) to irrevocably waive any right to seek or pursue any claim for costs in respect of any proceeding initiated by the Republic of India to set aside such award, order or judgement, or any other relief issued in favour of the declarant.

(f) The declarant specifically represents that all Parts of the Annexure as described in this undertaking are full and complete to the best of its knowledge.

(g) The declarant hereby undertakes to irrevocably terminate, release, discharge, and forever irrevocably waive any right, whether direct or indirect, and any remedies, claims, demands, liens, actions, suits, causes of action, obligations, controversies, debts, costs, attorneys' fees, court's fees, expenses, damages, judgments, orders, compensation, and liabilities of whatever kind or nature at law, in equity, or otherwise, whether now known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, and whether or not concealed or hidden, which have existed or may have existed, or do exist or which hereafter can, shall or may exist, based on pursuit of any remedy or any and all claims, demands, damages, judgments, awards, costs, expenses, compensation or liabilities of any kind (whether asserted or unasserted) in relation to any facts, events, or omissions occurring from the beginning of time to the date of this undertaking and thereafter in future in relation to taxation of said income or relevant order or orders, or any related award, judgment or court order, which may otherwise be available to the declarant under any law for the time being in force, in equity, under any statute or under any agreement entered into by Republic of India with any country or territory outside Republic of India, whether for protection of investment or otherwise, whether it is in proceeding initiated by the declarant or by Republic of India and any Indian affiliate. For the avoidance of doubt, the declarant's above waiver includes an irrevocable waiver of any claim against India and any Indian Affiliate to costs incurred or interest accrued in relation to the relevant order or orders, or any related ongoing or completed litigation, arbitration, conciliation or mediation. Moreover, for the avoidance of any doubt, the declarant hereby undertakes (for itself and on behalf of all related parties) to forgo any reliance on any right under any award, judgment, or court order pertaining to the relevant order or orders or under the relevant order or orders.

(h) The declarant further represents that as of the date of this undertaking, it has not transferred any of its claims under any award, judgment, or court order pertaining to the relevant order or orders or under the relevant order or orders, or granted any rights, to third parties, and further undertakes to not transfer any of its claims to third parties after entering this undertaking. Where any such claim or right is transferred, the declarant confirms that it has provided the particulars of all the interested parties in Part L, and the undertakings from each of such interested parties is attached with this undertaking in accordance with Part M of the Annexure.

(i) In the event that, notwithstanding the foregoing, any person asserts, brings, files or maintains any claim against the Republic of India or Indian affiliates (hereinafter collectively referred to as 'releasees')at any time on or after the date of furnishing this undertaking, the declarant shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless such releasees from and against any and all costs, expenses (including attorney's fees and court's fees), interest, damages, and liabilities of any nature arising out of or in any way relating to the assertion or, bringing, filing or maintaining of such claim. The declarant specifically represents that, to the best of its knowledge, after -

(i) the execution of this undertaking;

(ii) the execution of any separate related undertaking by any other party in connection with the relevant order or orders; and

(iii) irrevocable withdrawal of all pending proceeding as outlined in this undertaking,

no other claim regarding the said relevant order or orders referenced above, or any related award, judgment, or court order, shall remain outstanding against the Republic of India or any Indian affiliates. To avoid any doubt, the declarant's indemnity of releasees under this clause shall include any claim brought by any third party alleging that it has obtained the declarant's claims under an award, judgement or court order or the relevant order or orders. An indemnity bond to this effect is attached in Part N of the undertaking.

(j) For the removal of any doubt, the declarant fully assumes the risk through the indemnity in clause (i) of any omission or mistake with respect to securing releasees against any related claim by any person. If the declarant fails to obtain any release from such person, the declarant warrants that it will indemnify the Republic of India or any Indian affiliates from any defense costs, court costs, and damages. An indemnity bond to the effect of clause (i) and (j) is annexed to the undertaking.

(k) The declarant further undertakes to refrain from facilitating, procuring, encouraging or otherwise assisting any person (including but not limited to any related party or interested party) from bringing any proceeding or claims of any kind referred to in the above clauses, or any proceeding or claim of any kind related to any relevant order or orders referred to above (whether in respect of tax, interest or penalty). The declarant shall notify by a public notice or press release, at any time before furnishing intimation in Form No. 3 where this Form is required to be furnished under rule 11UF and before furnishing this undertaking in other cases, that by signing this undertaking any claims arising out of or relating to the relevant order or orders or any related award, judgment or court order, no longer subsist. Such public notice or press release shall include, among other things, confirmation that,-

(i) the declarant (and its related parties) forever irrevocably forgo any reliance on any right and provisions under any award, judgment, or court order pertaining to the relevant order or orders or under the relevant order or orders;

(ii) the declarant has provided this undertaking, which includes a complete release of the Republic of India and any Indian Affiliates with respect to any award, judgment, or court order pertaining to the relevant order or orders or under the relevant order or orders, and with respect to any claim pertaining to the relevant order or orders;

(iii) the undertaking also includes an indemnity against any claims brought against the Republic of India or any India affiliate, including by related parties or interested parties, contrary to the release; and

(iv) the declarant confirms it will treat any such award, judgment, or court order as null and void and without legal effect to the same extent as if it had been set aside by a competent court and will not take any action or initiate any proceeding or bring any claim based on that.

(l) The declarant confirms that the undertakings given herein are intended to be enforceable by the Republic of India, including so as to secure the irrevocable waiver, withdrawal or discontinuance (as appropriate) of all the proceeding and claims referred to in any of the clauses of this undertaking.

(m) The declarant represents and warrants that:

(i) it has full legal power and authority to execute and deliver this undertaking(including but not limited to the issuance of the indemnity described in clauses (i) and (j)under applicable law;

(ii) the execution, delivery and performance of this undertaking(including but not limited to the issuance of the indemnity described in clause(i) and (j)has been duly authorised by all necessary corporate action, including but not limited to any board resolution or similar authorisation under applicable law (see Note 3);

(iii) this undertaking constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of the declarant, enforceable against the declarant in accordance with its terms;

(iv) such authorisations described in the above sub-clauses (i), (ii) and(iii) are effective under applicable law, and to this end, letters from local counsel in the relevant jurisdictions are attached to this undertaking which confirm the legality of such authorisations under applicable law.

(n) The declarant confirms that by submitting the present undertaking, it fulfills the conditions specified in the Explanation below the sixth proviso to Explanation 5 to clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 9.

(o) The details of the bank account in which the refund may be credited are provided in Part J of the Annexure.

(p) The details of all the interested parties are provided in Part K and Part L of the Annexure. The undertaking in Part M of the Annexure by each of such persons is attached with this undertaking. The declarant represents and warrants that:

(i) all such undertakings have been executed and delivered by the person who has full legal power and authority to execute and deliver such undertakings;

(ii) the execution, delivery and performance of this undertaking has been duly authorised by all necessary corporate action; and

(iii) this undertaking constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of the declarant, enforceable against such person in accordance with its terms. Such separate, related undertakings may take the same form as this undertaking.

(q) The declarant is or is not covered under sub-rule (6) of rule 11UF and in case if the declarant is not covered under said sub-rule all the conditions provided under sub-rule (2) of rule 11UE have been fulfilled.

(r) This undertaking is governed by relevant Indian law and any dispute with respect to this undertaking shall be subject to Indian laws and be decided in accordance with the procedures specified in the Act under the exclusive jurisdiction of the relevant income-tax authorities, tribunals or courts in Republic of India, as the case may be, which are empowered to decide disputes under the Act.

I also confirm that I am aware of all the consequences and implications of this undertaking.

Place: ……………..

Date: ……………..

Signature

………………………………..

Attachments

1. The Board Resolution or legal authorisation, as the case may be, as referred to in clause (m) of the undertaking

2. An indemnity bond to the effect of clause (i) and clause (j) of the undertaking attached in Part N of the undertaking.;

3. Copy of the public notice referred to in clause (k) of the undertaking, where Form No. 3 is not required to be furnished under sub-rule (6) of rule 11UF.

4. Attachments as required in different parts of the Annexure to this undertaking

Notes

1. This information is required to be furnished where the Permanent Account Number or Aadhaar Number of the signatory is available.

2. Company Identification Number and Taxpayer Identification Number are to be provided where Permanent Account Number or Aadhaar Number or Tax Deduction Account Number of the declarant are not available.

3. The Board Resolution or legal authorisation, as referred to in clause (m) of the undertaking shall, among other things:

(a) record the signatory's power and authority to give the undertaking on behalf of the declarant; and

(b) record the declarant's power and authority to indemnify defend and hold harmless the Republic of India and the Indian affiliates in accordance with clause (i) of the undertaking)

VERIFICATION

Verified that the contents of this undertaking are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. No part of the undertaking is false and nothing has been concealed or misstated therein.

Verified at____place_____________ on this the ___day_______of___month______,_year___________.

Place: ……………..

Date: ……………..

Signature

………………………………..

Annexure

Part A - Particulars of the relevant order or orders:

Sr. No.
Assessment Year or Financial year
Income tax Authority passing the order
Details of the order under consideration
Taxes or penalty determined
Interest
Total demand
Relief, provided in any appeal proceeding, if any
Demand recovered from the declarant
Pending demand or refund due as on date
Details of the attachments made by any Income-tax Details of the attachments made by any Income-tax
Details of the attachments made by any Income-tax
Date of order
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)

Part B - Particulars of the relevant order or orders covered by sub-clause (i) of clauses(b), (c) and (d) of the undertaking:

Sl. No.
Sl. No. in Part A where the relevant order is mentioned
No appeal or application or petition or proceeding before any Income-tax authority or Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Act or the Board for Advance Rulings under section 245- OB or Income-tax Settlement Commission constituted under section 245B or the Interim Board for Settlement constituted under section 245AA or any tribunal or court has been filed(refer clause (b)(i) of the undertaking).
No proceeding has been initiated for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, and no notice has been given thereof under any law for the time being in force or under any agreement entered into by India with any other country or territory outside India, whether for protection of investment or otherwise (refer clause (c)(i) of the undertaking).
No proceeding initiated to enforce or pursue attachments in connection with any award, order or judgement, any other relief that may have been ordered or issued or passed by any tribunal or court or other judicial or administrative authority in relation to the said arbitration, conciliation or mediation proceeding in favour of the declarant against the Republic of India and Indian affiliates (refer clause (d)(i) of the undertaking)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
   
Applicable or Not applicable
Applicable or Not applicable
Applicable or Not applicable

Part C: Particulars of the appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding under sub-clause (ii) and (iii) of clause (b) of the undertaking:

Sr. No.
Sl. No. in Part A where the relevant order is mentioned
Nature of appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding
Income-tax authority or Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Act or the Board for Advance Rulings under section 245- OB or Income-tax Settlement Commission constituted under section 245B or the Interim Board for Settlement constituted under section 245AA or any tribunal or court before whom such appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding has been filed
Date of filing the appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding
Date of disposing of or withdrawal such appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding (Please attach a copy of order by the Incometax authority or Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Act or the Board for Advance Rulings under section 245-OB or Incometax Settlement Commission constituted under section 245B or the Interim Board for Settlement constituted under section 245AA or any tribunal or court accepting the withdrawal or disposing of)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)

Part D - Particulars of the appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding under sub-clause (iv) of clause (b) of the undertaking:

Sr. No.
Sl. No. in Part A where the relevant order is mentioned
Nature of appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding
Income-tax authority or Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Act or the Board for Advance Rulings under section 245-OB or Income-tax Settlement Commission constituted under section 245B or the Interim Board for Settlement constituted under section 245AA or any tribunal or court before whom such appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding has been filed
Date of filing the appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)

Part E - Particulars of the proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices under sub-clause (ii) and (iii) of clause (c) of the undertaking:

Sr. No.
Sl. No in Part A where the relevant order is mentioned
Nature of proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices thereof with case number or Notice given
Particulars (including the name of the country) where such proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation are pending or notices thereof have been issued
Date of initiating the proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation/ issue of notice
Name of the agreement entered into by India under which the proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation are pending
Status of the proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation
Date of disposing of or withdrawal of such proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices (Please attach evidence of such disposing of or withdrawal, including order of the Tribunal or court or other judicial or quasi-judicial or administrative authority) )
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)

Part F - Particulars of the proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices under sub-clause (iv) of clause (c) of the undertaking:

Sr. No.
Sl. No in Part A where the relevant order is mentioned
Nature of proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices thereof with case number or Notice given
Particulars (including the name of the country) where such proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation are pending of notices thereof have been issued
Date of initiating the proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation/ issue of notice
Name of the agreement entered into by India under which the proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation are pending
Status of the proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)

Part G - Particulars of the award, order or judgement or any other relief under sub-clause (v) of clause (c) of the undertaking:

Sr. No.
Sl. No. in Part A where the relevant order is mentioned
Nature of such award, order or judgement or any other relief
Particulars (including the name of the country) where proceeding related to such award, order, judgement or any other relief were held
Date of such award, order, judgement or any other relief along with reference number
Status of the award, order, judgement or any other relief
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)

Part H - Particulars of the proceeding to enforce any award, order or judgement or any other relief under sub-clause (ii) and (iii) of clause (d) of the undertaking:

Sr. No.
Sl. No. in Part A where the relevant order is mentioned
Nature of proceeding to enforce such award, order or judgement or any other relief
Particulars (including the name of the country) where such proceeding to enforce any award, order or judgement or any other relief are taking place
Particulars (including the name of the country) where such proceeding to enforce any award, order or judgement or any other relief are taking place
Nature of such award, order or judgement or any other relief (Attach copy thereof)
Status of the proceeding to enforce such award, order or judgement or any other relief
Date of disposing of or withdrawal of proceeding to enforce such award, order or judgement or any other relief (Please attach a copy of evidence of such disposing of/withdrawal, including order of the Court or other judicial authority))
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)
(1)

Part I - Particulars of the proceeding to enforce any award, order or judgement or any other relief under sub-clause (iv) of clause (d) of the undertaking:

Sr. No.
Sl. No in Part A where the relevant order is mentioned
Nature of proceeding to enforce such award, order or judgement or any other relief
Particulars (including the name of the country) where such proceeding to enforce any award, order or judgement or any other relief are taking place
Date of filing proceeding to enforce any award, order or judgement or any other relief
Nature of such award, order or judgement or any other relief (Attach copy thereof)
Status of the proceeding to enforce such award, order or judgement or any other relief
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)

Part J - Details of bank account in Republic of India to which the refund is to be remitted

Sr. No.
Bank Name and Address
Account Number and other required details for remittance
(1)
(2)
(3)

Part K - Details of all the all the companies or entities in the entire chain of holding of the declarant till the ultimate holding company or entity of the declarant:

Sl. No.
Name of holding company
Percentage of the ownership by such holding company in the declarant as on the date of undertaking
If the ownership in the declarant is not held directly by such holding company, the chain of ownership with the names of all the companies in the chain of ownership
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)

Part L - Details of all the interested parties other than the interested parties covered under Part K

Sl. No.
Name of such persons whose interest may be affected directly or indirectly by this undertaking
Nature of interest of such person
Amount of interest of such person (Rs), if available
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)

PART M Undertaking by person(s) declared in Park K and Part L of the Undertaking

To,

Principal Commissioner/Commissioner

........................................................................................

Sir/Madam,

I………………....................(name in block letters) son/ daughter of ………………… designation ……………..and nationality ………………..and related passport number………………. (hereinafter referred to as 'signatory') having Permanent Account Number/Aadhaar Number (see Note 1) ………………………on behalf of …………………….. (name of the interested party) having Permanent Account Number / Aadhaar number / Tax Deduction Account Number (see Note 2) ……………………………….. and being duly authorised and competent to represent the interested party in this regard pursuant to Board Resolution and legal authorisation (see Note 3), as the case may be, hereby declare as follows:

(a) The particulars of specified orders that have been passed or made in respect of income accruing or arising through or from the transfer of an asset or a capital asset situate in India in consequence of the transfer of a share or interest in a company or entity registered or incorporated outside Republic of India made before the 28th day of May, 2012 in the case of declarant and the nature of interest of the interested party in such specified orders are provided in Part MA of the Annexure.

(b) The interested party has (strike off options that are not applicable),

(i) not filed any appeal or application or petition or proceeding before any Income-tax authority or Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Act or the Board for Advance Rulings under section 245-OB or Income-tax Settlement Commission constituted under section 245B or the Interim Board for Settlement constituted under section 245AA or any tribunal or court against the relevant order or orders, and hereby undertakes that it shall not file any appeal, application, petition or proceeding in future against the relevant order or orders. Particulars of such relevant order or orders are provided in Part MB of the Annexure;

(ii) filed one or more appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding before any Income-tax authority or Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Act or the Board for Advance Rulings under section 245-OB or Income-tax Settlement Commission constituted under section 245B or the Interim Board for Settlement constituted under section 245AA or any tribunal or court against the relevant order or orders and has irrevocably, on a with prejudice basis, withdrawn all such appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding or such appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding have been disposed at any time before the date of filing Form No. 1, and hereby undertake that it shall not file any appeal, application, petition or proceeding in future against the relevant order or orders. Particulars of such appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding filed and irrevocably withdrawn with prejudice by the interested party, are provided in Part MC of the Annexure;

(iii) filed one or more appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding before any Income-tax authority or Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Act or the Board for Advance Rulings under section 245-OB or Income-tax Settlement Commission constituted under section 245B or the Interim Board for Settlement constituted under section 245AA or any tribunal or court against the relevant order or orders and all the appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding filed by the interested party have been disposed of and no further appeal or application or petition or proceeding has been filed by the interested party and evidence thereof is furnished herewith and hereby undertake that it shall not file any appeal, application, petition or proceeding in future against the relevant order or orders. Particulars of such appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding filed and disposed of, are provided in Part MC of the Annexure;

(iv) filed appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding before any Income-tax authority or Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Act or the Board for Advance Rulings under section 245-OB or Income-tax Settlement Commission constituted under section 245B or the Interim Board for Settlement constituted under section 245AA or any tribunal or court against the relevant order or orders and one or more of such appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding are pending as on the date of this undertaking and hereby undertakes to irrevocably withdraw, terminate and discontinue any and all such appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding that are pending as on the date of signing this undertaking, on a with prejudice basis, in accordance with clause (e) below. The interested party further undertakes that it shall not file any such appeal, application, petition or proceeding in future against the relevant order or orders. Particulars of such pending appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding filed by the interested party and their status as on the date of this undertaking, are provided in Part D of the Annexure. Particulars of any appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding as described in this clause (b) which are not covered by the sub-clauses (i) and (ii) are also provided in Part MD of the Annexure;

(c) The interested party has (strike off options that are not applicable),

(i) not initiated any proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, and no notice has been given thereof under any law for the time being in force or under any agreement entered into by Republic of India with any other country or territory outside India, whether for protection of investment or otherwise against the relevant order or orders, and hereby undertakes that it shall not initiate any such arbitration, conciliation or mediation in future. Particulars of such relevant order or orders are provided in Part MB of the Annexure;

(ii) initiated proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices thereof has been given, under any law for the time being in force or under any agreement entered into by India with any other country or territory outside India, whether for protection of investment or otherwise against the relevant order or orders and has irrevocably, on a with prejudice basis, withdrawn any such proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, and notices given thereof. The interested party hereby undertakes that it shall not reopen in future any such proceeding or initiate or file any such arbitration, conciliation or mediation in future arising out of or in connection with the relevant order or orders. Particulars of such proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation and notices given thereof, initiated and irrevocably withdrawn with prejudice by the interested party, are provided in Part ME of the Annexure;

(iii) initiated proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices thereof has been given, under any law for the time being in force or under any agreement entered into by Republic of India with any other country or territory outside India, whether for protection of investment or otherwise against the relevant order or orders and all the arbitration, conciliation or mediation filed by the interested party have been disposed of and no further proceeding has been initiated by the interested party and evidence thereof is furnished herewith. The interested party hereby undertakes that it shall not reopen in future any such proceeding or initiate or file any such arbitration, conciliation or mediation in future arising out of or in connection with the relevant order or orders. Particulars of such proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation and notices given thereof, initiated and disposed of, are provided in Part ME of the Annexure;

(iv) has initiated proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices thereof has been given, under any law for the time being in force or under any agreement entered into by Republic of India with any other country or territory outside Republic of India, whether for protection of investment or otherwise against the relevant order or orders and one or more of such proceeding or notices are pending on the date of undertaking and hereby undertakes to irrevocably withdraw, terminate and discontinue any and all such proceeding or notices for arbitration, conciliation or mediation that are pending as on the date of signing this undertaking, on a with prejudice basis, in accordance with clause (e). Particulars of such pending proceeding and notices filed by the interested party are provided in Part F of the Annexure. The interested party hereby further undertakes that it shall not initiate any such arbitration, conciliation or mediation in future arising out of or in connection with the relevant order or orders. Particulars of any proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices thereof, which are not covered by the sub-clause (i) and sub- clause (ii), are also provided in Part MF of the Annexure;

(v) received or got any awards, orders, judgements or any other reliefs issued in favour of the interested party, arising out of or in any way relating to the imposition of tax, interest and penalty based on the relevant order or orders, under any agreement entered into by India with any other country or territory outside India, whether for protection of investment or otherwise and hereby undertakes to irrevocably waive any right to seek or pursue any claim or costs or declaratory relief in relation to or arising out of such awards, orders or judgements or any other relief that may have been ordered, issued or passed against India and any Indian affiliate, whether it is in proceeding initiated by the interested party or by India and any Indian affiliate. The interested party also undertakes to irrevocably waive any right to seek or pursue any claim for costs in respect of any proceeding initiated by the Republic to set aside such award, order or judgement issued in favour of the interested party. The interested party hereby undertakes that it shall not initiate or file any such arbitration, conciliation or mediation in future. Particulars of such awards, orders, judgement or any other relief are provided in Part MG of the Annexure;

(d) The interested party has (strike off options that are not applicable),

(i) not initiated any proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments in connection with any awards, orders, judgements, or any other relief that may have been ordered, issued or passed by any tribunal or court or other judicial, quasi-judicial or administrative authority in relation to the said arbitration, conciliation or mediation proceeding in favour of the interested party as referred in clause (c) of this undertaking either against the Republic of India and any Indian affiliate, and hereby undertakes that it shall not initiate any such proceeding in future. Particulars of such award, order or judgment are provided in Part MB of the Annexure;

(ii) initiated proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments in connection with any awards, orders, judgements or any other relief that may have been ordered, issued or passed by any tribunal or court or other judicial, quasi-judicial or administrative authority in relation to the said arbitration, conciliation or mediation proceeding in favour of the interested party, as referred to in clause (c) of this undertaking against the Republic of India and any Indian affiliate. The interested party has irrevocably and with prejudice withdrawn or discontinued any such proceeding and hereby undertakes that it shall not reopen any such proceeding in future or file fresh proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments. Particulars of such proceeding, initiated and withdrawn or discontinued by the interested party, are provided in Part MH of the Annexure;

(iii) initiated proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments in connection with any awards, orders, judgements or any other relief that may have been ordered, issued or passed by any tribunal or court or other judicial, quasi-judicial or administrative authority in relation to the said arbitration, conciliation or mediation proceeding in favour of the interested party, as referred to in clause (c) of this undertaking against the Republic of India and any Indian affiliate. All such proceeding filed by the interested party have been disposed of and no further proceeding has been filed by the interested party and evidence is herewith furnished and hereby undertakes that it shall not reopen any such proceeding in future or file or initiate fresh proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments. Particulars of such proceeding, initiated and disposed of, are provided in Part MH of the Annexure;

(iv) initiated proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments in respect of any awards, orders, judgements, or any other relief that may have been ordered, issued or passed by any tribunal or court or other judicial, quasi-judicial or administrative authority in relation to the said arbitration, conciliation or mediation proceeding in favour of the interested party as referred to in clause (c) of this undertaking, either against the Republic of India and any Indian affiliate and one or more of such proceeding are pending on the date of undertaking and, interested party has obtained one or more orders from any court or other authority which remain outstanding against India and any Indian affiliate. The interested party hereby undertakes that it shall not file in future any such proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments regarding any awards, orders, judgements, or any other relief that may have been ordered, issued or passed by any tribunal or court or other judicial, quasi-judicial or administrative authority in relation to the said arbitration, conciliation or mediation proceeding in favour of the interested party as referenced in clause (c) of this undertaking or to enforce the orders from any court or other authority which remain outstanding against India and any Indian affiliate. The interested party further undertakes to fully cooperate with the Republic of India or any Indian affiliate which is subject to such outstanding order, in order to set-aside or otherwise nullify any such outstanding order, and irrevocably and with prejudice waives any rights or remedies arising from such outstanding order. Particulars of such proceeding, are provided in Part MI of the Annexure. Particulars of any such proceeding, to enforce or pursue attachments in connection with any awards, orders, judgements, or any other relief, which are not covered by the sub-clauses (i) and (ii), are also provided in Part MI of the Annexure. The interested party also undertakes to irrevocably withdraw, terminate and discontinue with prejudice any and all such proceeding to enforce or pursue attachments in accordance with clause (e) below;

(e) The interested party hereby undertakes as follows: -

(i) to irrevocably and with prejudice withdraw, discontinue, terminate and take all necessary steps to irrevocably and with prejudice close the pending proceeding referred in sub-clause (iv) of clause (b), sub-clause (iv) of clause (c), sub-clause (v) of clause (c) and sub-clause (iv) of clause (d) of this undertaking, as well as any other pending proceeding against Republic of India or Indian affiliates relating to the relevant order or orders and not referenced in clauses (b), (c) and (d) above, and not to pursue in any way and by any means in future the pending proceeding as referenced in clauses (b), (c), and (d), and any other pending proceeding relating to the relevant order or orders not referred in the above clauses and any other fresh proceeding relating to the relevant order or orders. In so acting, interested party shall act in accordance with this undertaking and in full cooperation with the Republic of India;

(ii) to irrevocably terminate, release, discharge, and forever irrevocably waive any right, whether direct or indirect, and any claims, demands, liens, actions, suits, causes of action, obligations, controversies, debts, costs, attorneys' fees, court's fees, expenses, damages, judgments, orders, declaratory reliefs, and liabilities of whatever kind or nature at law, in equity, or otherwise, whether now known or unknown previously (or in future discovered), suspected or unsuspected, and whether or not concealed or hidden, which have existed or may have existed, or do exist or which hereafter can, shall or may exist, in relation to any award, order, judgment, or any other relief as referred in clauses (b), (c) and (d) of this undertaking, against the Republic of India and all Indian affiliates, ordered, issued or passed in connection with the relevant order or orders, whether it is in proceeding initiated by the interested party or by India and any Indian affiliate. For the avoidance of doubt, the interested party's irrevocable waiver includes irrevocable waiver of any right provided by any existing ex-parte, provisional, or other kind of court order permitting enforcement or attachment against the Republic of India and any Indian affiliate, in furtherance of any award, order judgment, or any other relief that may have been ordered or issued or passed by any arbitral tribunal as referred in clauses (b), (c) and (d). The interested party further undertakes to fully cooperate with the Republic of India or any Indian affiliate which is subject to any outstanding order referenced in clause (d), in order to set-aside or otherwise nullify any such outstanding order, and irrevocably and with prejudice waives any rights or remedies arising from such outstanding order. For further avoidance of doubt, the interested party also undertakes to irrevocably waive any right to seek or pursue any claim for costs in respect of any proceeding initiated by Republic of India and any Indian Affiliate to set aside such award, order or judgement ordered, issued or passed in favour of the interested party. Such irrevocable waiver includes, but is not limited to, any right under any relevant ex-parte order;

(iii) to irrevocably waive any right to seek or pursue any claim for costs in respect of any proceeding initiated by the Republic of India to set aside such award, order or judgement, or any other relief issued in favour of the interested party.

(f) The interested party specifically represents that all Parts of the Annexure as described in this undertaking are full and complete to the best of its knowledge.

(g) The interested party hereby undertakes to irrevocably terminate, release, discharge, and forever irrevocably waive any right, whether direct or indirect, and any remedies, claims, demands, liens, actions, suits, causes of action, obligations, controversies, debts, costs, attorneys' fees, court's fees, expenses, damages, judgments, orders, compensation, and liabilities of whatever kind or nature at law, in equity, or otherwise, whether now known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, and whether or not concealed or hidden, which have existed or may have existed, or do exist or which hereafter can, shall or may exist, based on pursuit of any remedy or any and all claims, demands, damages, judgments, awards, costs, expenses, compensation or liabilities of any kind (whether asserted or unasserted) in relation to any facts, events, or omissions occurring from the beginning of time to the date of this undertaking and thereafter in future in relation to taxation of said income or relevant order or orders, or any related award, judgment or court order, which may otherwise be available to the interested party under any law for the time being in force, in equity, under any statute or under any agreement entered into by India with any country or territory outside India, whether for protection of investment or otherwise, whether it is in proceeding initiated by the interested party or by India and any Indian affiliate. For the avoidance of doubt, the interested party's above waiver includes an irrevocable waiver of any claim against India and any Indian affiliate to costs incurred or interest accrued in relation to the relevant order or orders, or any related ongoing or completed litigation, arbitration, conciliation or mediation. Moreover, for the avoidance of any doubt, the interested party hereby undertakes to forgo any reliance on any right under any award, judgment, or court order pertaining to the relevant order or orders or under the relevant order or orders.

(h) The interested party further represents that as of the date of this undertaking, it has not transferred any of its claims under any award, judgment, or court order pertaining to the relevant order or orders or under the relevant order or orders, or granted any rights, to third parties, and further undertakes to not transfer any of its claims to third parties after entering this undertaking.

(i) In the event that, notwithstanding the foregoing, any person asserts, brings, files or maintains any claim against the Republic of India or Indian affiliates (hereinafter collectively referred to as 'releasees')at any time on or after the date of furnishing this undertaking, the interested party shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless such releasee from and against any and all costs, expenses (including attorneys' fees and court's fees), interest, damages, and liabilities of any nature arising out of or in any way relating to the assertion or, bringing, filing or maintaining of such claim. The interested party specifically represents that, to the best of its knowledge, after

(i) the execution of this undertaking;

(ii) the execution of any separate related undertaking by any other party in connection with the relevant order or orders; and

(iii) irrevocable withdrawal of all pending proceeding as outlined in this undertaking,

no other claim regarding the said relevant order or orders referenced above, or any related award, judgment, or court order, shall remain outstanding against the Republic of India or any Indian affiliate. To avoid any doubt, the interested party's indemnity of releasees shall include any claim brought by any third party alleging that it has obtained the interested party's claims under an award, judgement or court order or the relevant order or orders. An indemnity bond to this effect is attached in Part N of the undertaking.

(j) For the avoidance of any doubt, the interested party fully assumes the risk through the indemnity in clause (i) of any omission or mistake with respect to securing releasees against any related claim by any person. If the interested party fails to obtain any release from such person, the interested party warrants that it will indemnify the Republic of India or any Indian affiliates from any defense costs, court costs, and damages. An indemnity bond to the effect of clause (i) and (j) is annexed to the undertaking.

(k) The interested party further undertakes to refrain from facilitating, procuring, encouraging or otherwise assisting any party (including but not limited to any related party) from bringing any proceeding or claims of any kind referred to in the above clauses, or any proceeding or claim of any kind related to any relevant order or orders referred to above (whether in respect of tax, interest or penalty). The interested party shall notify by a public notice or press release, at any time before furnishing intimation in Form No. 3 where Form No.3 is required to be furnished under rule 11UF and before furnishing this undertaking in other cases, that by signing this undertaking any claims arising out of or relating to the relevant order or orders or any related award, judgment or court order, no longer subsist. Such public notice shall include, among other things, confirmation that,-

(i) the interested party forever irrevocably forgoes any reliance on any right and provisions under any award, judgment, or court order pertaining to the relevant order or orders or under the relevant order or orders;

(ii) the interested party has provided this undertaking, which includes a complete release of the Republic of India and any Indian Affiliate with respect to any award, judgment, or court order pertaining to the relevant order or orders or under the relevant order or orders, and with respect to any claim pertaining to the relevant order or orders;

(iii) the undertaking also includes an indemnity against any claims brought against the Republic of India or any India affiliate contrary to the release; and

(iv) the interested party confirms it will treat any such award, judgment, or court order as null and void and without legal effect to the same extent as if it had been set aside by a competent court and will not take any action or initiate any proceeding or bring any claim based on that.

(l) The interested party confirms that the undertakings given herein are intended to be enforceable by the Republic of India, including so as to secure the irrevocable waiver, withdrawal or discontinuance (as appropriate) of all the proceeding and claims referred to in any of the clauses of this undertaking.

(m) The interested party represents and warrants that:

(i) it has full legal power and authority to execute and deliver this undertaking (including but not limited to the issuance of the indemnity described in clauses (i) and (j) under applicable law;

(ii) the execution, delivery and performance of this undertaking (including but not limited to the issuance of the indemnity described in clause (i) and (j) has been duly authorised by all necessary corporate action, including but not limited to any board resolution or similar authorisation under applicable law (see Note 3);

(iii) this undertaking constitutes the legal, valid and binding obligation of the interested party, enforceable against the interested party in accordance with its terms;

(iv) such authorisations described in the above sub-clauses (i), (ii) and (iii)are effective under applicable law, and to this end, letters from local counsel in the relevant jurisdictions are attached to this undertaking which confirm the legality of such authorisations under applicable law; and

(n) This undertaking is governed by relevant Indian law and any dispute with respect to this undertaking shall be subject to Indian laws and be decided in accordance with the procedures specified in the Act under the exclusive jurisdiction of the relevant Income-tax authorities, tribunals or courts in India, as the case may be, which are empowered to decide disputes under the Act.

I also confirm that, I am aware of all the consequences and implications of this undertaking.

Place: ……………..

Date: ……………..

Signature

………………………………..

Attachments

1. The Board Resolution and legal authorisation, as referred to in clause (m) of Part M.

2. An indemnity bond to the effect of clause (i) and (j) of Part M in Part N of the undertaking in Form No. 1;

3. Copy of the public notice referred to in clause (k) of Part M, where Form No. 3 is not required to be furnished under sub-rule (6) of rule 11UF.

4. Attachments as required in different parts of the Annexure to Part M of this undertaking

Notes:

1. This information is required to be furnished where the Permanent Account Number or Aadhaar Number of the signatory is available.

2. Company Identification Number and Taxpayer Identification Number are to be provided where Permanent Account Number/Aadhaar Number or Tax Deduction Account Number of the interested party are not available.

3. The Board Resolution or legal authorisation, as referred to in clause (m) of the undertaking shall, among other things:

(a) record the Signatory's power and authority to give the undertaking on behalf of the interested party; and

(b) record the interested party's power and authority to indemnify defend and hold harmless the Republic of India and the Indian affiliates in accordance with clause (i) of the undertaking)

VERIFICATION

Verified that the contents of this undertaking are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. No part of the undertaking is false and nothing has been concealed or misstated therein.

Verified at____place_____________ on this the ___day_______of___month______,_year___________.

Place: ……………..

Date: ……………..

Signature

………………………………..

Annexure

Part MA - Particulars of the relevant order or orders:

Sl. No.
Assessment Year or Financial year
Income-tax Authority passing the order
Details of the order under consideration
Nature of interest of the interested party
Section and sub-section of the Income-tax Act, 1961
Date of order
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)

Part MB - Particulars of the relevant order or orders covered by sub-clause (i) of clauses (b), (c) and (d) of the undertaking:

Sl. No.
Sl. No. in Part MA where the relevant order is mentioned
No appeal or application or petition or proceeding before any Income-tax authority or Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Act or the Board for Advance Rulings under section 245-OB or Income-tax Settlement Commission constituted under section 245B or the Interim Board for Settlement constituted under section 245AA or any tribunal or court has been filed(refer clause (b)(i) of the undertaking).
No proceeding has been initiated for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, and no notice has been given thereof under any law for the time being in force or under any agreement entered into by India with any other country or territory outside India, whether for protection of investment or otherwise (refer clause (c)(i) of the undertaking).
No proceeding initiated to enforce or pursue attachments in connection with any award, order or judgement, any other relief that may have been ordered or issued or passed by any tribunal or court or other judicial or administrative authority in relation to the said arbitration, conciliation or mediation proceeding in favour of the interested party against the Republic of India and Indian affiliates (refer clause (d)(i) of the undertaking)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
   
Applicable or Not applicable
Applicable or Not applicable
Applicable or Not applicable

Part MC - Particulars of the appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding under sub-clause (ii) and (iii) of clause (b) of the undertaking:

Sl. No.
Sl. No. in Part MA where the relevant order is mentioned
Nature of appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding
Income-tax authority or Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Act or the Board for Advance Rulings under section 245- OB or Income-tax Settlement Commission constituted under section 245B or the Interim Board for Settlement constituted under section 245AA or any tribunal or court before whom such appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding has been filed
Date of filing the appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding
Date of disposing of or withdrawal such appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding (Please attach a copy of order by the Incometax authority or Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Act or the Board for Advance Rulings under section 245-OB or Incometax Settlement Commission constituted under section 245B or the Interim Board for Settlement constituted under section 245AA or any tribunal or court accepting the withdrawal or disposing of)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)

Part MD - Particulars of the appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding under sub-clause (iv) of clause (b) of the undertaking:

Sl. No.
Sl. No. in Part MA where the relevant order is mentioned
Nature of appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding
Income-tax authority or Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Act or the Board for Advance Rulings under section 245-OB or Incometax Settlement Commission constituted under section 245B or the Interim Board for Settlement constituted under section 245AA or any tribunal or court before whom such appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding has been filed
Date of filing the appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)

Part ME - Particulars of the proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices under subclause (ii) and (iii) of clause (c) of the undertaking:

Sl. No.
Sl. No Part MA where the relevant order is mentioned
Nature of proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices thereof with case number or Notice given
Particulars (Including the name of the country) where such proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation are pending or notices thereof have been issued
Date of initiating the proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation/ issue of notice
Name of the agreement entered into by India under which the proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation are pending
Status of the proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation
Date of disposing of or withdrawal of such proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices (Please attach evidence of such disposing of or withdrawal, including order of the Tribunal or court or other judicial or quasi-judicial or administrative authority) )
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)

Part MF - Particulars of the proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices under subclause (iv) of clause (c) of the undertaking:

Sl. No.
Sl. No. in Part MA where the relevant order is mentioned
Nature of proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation, or notices thereof with case number or Notice given
Particulars (Including the name of the country) where such proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation are pending of notices thereof have been issued
Date of initiating the proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation or issue of notice
Name of the agreement entered into by India under which the proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation are pending
Status of the proceeding for arbitration, conciliation or mediation
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)

Part MG - Particulars of the award, order or judgement or any other relief under sub-clause (v) of clause (c) of the undertaking:

Sl. No.
Sl. No. in Part MA where the relevant order is mentioned
Nature of such award, order or judgement or any other relief
Particulars (Including the name of the country) where proceeding related to such award, order, judgement or any other relief were held
Date of such award, order, judgement or any other relief along with reference number
Status of the award, order, judgement or any other relief
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)

Part MH - Particulars of the proceeding to enforce any award, order or judgement or any other relief under sub-clause (ii) and (iii) of clause (d) of the undertaking:

Sl. No.
Sl. No. in Part MA where the relevant order is mentioned
Nature of proceeding to enforce such award, order or judgement or any other relief
Particulars (Including the name of the country)where such proceeding to enforce any award, order or judgement or any other relief are taking place
Date of filing proceeding to enforce any award, order or judgement or any other relief
Nature of such award, order or judgement or any other relief (Attach copy thereof)
Status of the proceeding to enforce such award, order or judgement or any other relief
Date of disposing of/withdrawal of proceeding to enforce such award, order or judgement or any other relief (Please attach a copy of evidence of such disposing of or withdrawal, including order of the Court or other judicial authority)
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)

Part MI - Particulars of the proceeding under sub-clause (iv) of clause (d) of the undertaking:

Sl. No.
Sl. No. in Part MA where the relevant order is mentioned
Nature of proceeding to enforce such award, order or judgement or any other relief
Particulars (Including the name of the country)where such proceeding to enforce any award, order or judgement or any other relief are taking place
Date of filing proceeding to enforce any award, order or judgement or any other relief
Nature of such award, order or judgement or any other relief (Attach copy thereof)
Status of the proceeding to enforce such award, order or judgement or any other relief
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)

Part N

INDEMNITY BOND

This Indemnity Bond ('Bond') is made on this _____ day of ______, 2021 by _______________(name in block letters) son/ daughter of_____________designation and nationality_____________and related passport number____________(hereinafter referred to as 'Signatory') having Permanent Account Number/Aadhaar Number/ Tax Deduction Account Number (See Note 1)__________on behalf of ____________(name of the declarant or interested party, as the case may be) having Permanent Account Number/ Aadhaar number/Tax Deduction Account Number______________ (See Note 2) and being duly authorised and competent to represent the declarant or interested party, as the case may be, in this regard pursuant to Board Resolution or legal authorisation (See Note 3), of the FIRST PART.

And

The Republic of India and any Indian affiliate (hereinafter collectively referred to as 'releasees') of the OTHER PART.

WHEREAS:

A. The Income-Tax Rules, 1962 have been amended and the Income-Tax (31st Amendment) Rules, 2021 have come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

B. The declarant or interested party, as the case may be, has filed an undertaking under sub-rule (1) of rule 11UE of the Income -tax Rules, 1962, to which this indemnity bond is annexed. Any defined terms not defined herein shall have the same meaning as the definitions given under rule 11UE and the undertaking.

C. Pursuant to the above, the declarant or interested party, as the case may be, has agreed to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Republic of India and Indian affiliates from and against any and all costs, expenses (including attorney fees and court fees), interest, damages, and liabilities of any nature arising out of or in any way relating to the assertion or, bringing, filing or maintaining of any claim at any time after the date of furnishing the undertaking in Form No.1 by any person, related to any relevant order or orders, or in relation to any award, order, judgment, or any other relief, or to any dispute underlying the award, and the declarant or interested party, as the case may be, has agreed to furnish an indemnity bond to this effect, such that the declarant or interested party, as the case may be, fully assumes the risk of any omission or mistake with respect to identification and procurement of authorisations and undertakings from any related parties or interested parties as provided in the undertaking, and securing the Republic of India and Indian affiliates from any claim related to any relevant order or orders, or in relation to any award, order, judgment, or any other relief or to the dispute underlying the award against the Republic of India or Indian affiliates in connection with the relevant order or orders.

D. Accordingly the declarant or interested party, as the case may be, is executing this Indemnity Bond in favor of the Republic of India on the terms appearing hereunder.

NOW THIS INDEMINTY BOND WITNESSETH AS FOLLOWS:

1. In the event that any person or entity asserts, brings, files or maintains any claim against any releasee at any time on or after the date of furnishing this undertaking, related to any relevant order or orders, or in relation to any award, order, judgment, or any other relief, or to any dispute underlying the award, against the Republic of India or Indian affiliates in connection with the relevant order or orders, the declarant or interested party, as the case may be, shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless such releasees from and against any and all costs, expenses (including attorney fees and court fees), interest, damages, and liabilities of any nature arising out of or in any way relating to the assertion or, bringing, filing or maintaining of such claim.

2. The declarant or interested party, as the case may be, specifically represents that, to the best of its knowledge, after -

(i) the execution of this undertaking;

(ii) the execution of any separate related undertaking by any other party in connection with the relevant order or orders; and

(iii) withdrawal of all pending proceeding as outlined in this undertaking,

that no other claim regarding the said relevant order or orders referenced above, or any related award, judgment, or court order, or any aspect of the dispute underlying the award shall remain outstanding against the Republic of India or other releasee.

Explanation I.-For the removal of any doubt, the declarant's or interested party's indemnity of releasees under this clause shall include any claim brought by any third party alleging that it has obtained declarant's or interested party's, as the case may be, claims under an award, judgement or court order or the relevant order or orders.

Explanation II.- the declarant or interested party, as the case may be, fully assumes the risk through this indemnity of any omission or mistake with respect to securing releasees against any related claim by any person. If the declarant or interested party, as the case may be, fails to obtain any release from such person, the declarant or interested party, as the case may be, indemnifies through this document the releasees from any defense costs, court costs, and damages.

3. This Indemnity Bond shall be governed by the relevant laws of India and the Delhi High Court shall have sole jurisdiction to entertain and try any dispute or difference arising out of or in connection with the terms of this Bond.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned herein has signed and set his hands on this ____ day of ______, 2021.

For and on behalf of the declarant or interested party, as the case may be,

__________________

Name and address of Witness
Signature of the Witness
1.  
2.  

Place;

Date:

Note

1. This information is required to be furnished where the Permanent Account Number or Aadhaar Number of the signatory is available.

2. Company Identification Number and Taxpayer Identification Number are to be provided where Permanent Account Number or Aadhaar Number or Tax Deduction Account Number of the declarant or interested party, as the case may be, are not available.

3. The Board Resolution or legal authorisation, as referred to in clause (m) of the undertaking shall, among other things:

(a) record the signatory's power and authority to give the undertaking on behalf of the declarant or interested party, as the case may be; and

(b) record the declarant or interested party's power and authority, as the case may be, to indemnify defend and hold harmless the Republic of India and the Indian affiliates in accordance with clause (i) of the undertaking)

FORM NO. 2

[See rule 11UF]

Form for Certificate Under sub - rule (2) of rule 11UF

<Name of the declarant>

Address of the declarant

Sir / Madam

1. The.................................... (name of the declarant) (hereinafter referred to as the declarant) with Permanent Account Number/ Aadhaar number / Tax Deduction Account Number/ Company Identification Number and Taxpayer Identification Number………………………………..has filed an undertaking in Form No. 1 dated _______ under -------sub-rule (1)of the rule 11UE of the rules.

2. Pursuant to the undertaking filed by the declarant in Form No. 1 under sub-rule (1) of rule 11UE, the provisions of fifth proviso to Explanation 5 to clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 9 of the Act shall be applicable to the orders mentioned below, subject to the fulfilment of the conditions specified in said proviso read with relevant rules and fulfilment of the undertakings by the declarant in Form No.1:

TABLE

Sl. No.
Sl. No. of the Table in Part A of Form No. 1 where the relevant order is mentioned
Assessment Year or Financial year
Income-tax Authority passing the order
Details of the order under consideration
Taxes or Penalty determined
Interest
Total demand
Relief, provided in any appeal proceeding, if any
Demand recovered from the declarant
Pending demand or refund due as on date
Details of the attachments made by any Incometax Authority
Section and subsection of the Incometax Act, 1961
Date of order
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)

3. Demand recovered, as per the column (11) of the Table above, shall be refunded to the declarant, subject to the conditions under sub-rule (2)of the rule 11UE and the provisions of the Act, without any interest as per the provisions of the sixth proviso to Explanation 5 to clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 9 of the Act, attachments, if any, the details whereof are provided in column (13) of the Table, shall be revoked and appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding, if any, filed by any Income-tax Authority or any other person representing the Republic of India with respect to the specified orders, as per column (2) of the Table, shall be withdrawn or intimation shall be sent to the concerned person, on the issue of Form No. 4, as per the procedure provided in sub- rule (16) of rule 11UF. Further, no interest under section 244A of the Act will be payable to the declarant as per the provisions of sixth proviso to Explanation 5 to clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 9 of the Act.

Certificate No….

Place................... ………................................................

Date.....................

(Principal Commissioner/Commissioner of Income Tax)

FORM NO. 3

[See rule 11UF]

Intimation for Withdrawal under sub-rule (3) of rule 11UF of the Income- tax Rules, 1962

To,

The Principal Commissioner/Commissioner........................................................................................

Sir/Madam,

I………………....................(name in block letters) son/ daughter of ………………… designation ……………..and nationality ………………..and related passport number………………. (hereinafter referred to as 'signatory') having Permanent Account Number/Aadhaar Number ………………………(see Note 1) on behalf of …………………….. (name of the declarant) having Permanent Account Number / Aadhaar number / Tax Deduction Account Number (see Note 2) ……………………………….. and being duly authorised and competent to represent the declarant in this regard pursuant to Board Resolution and legal authorisation (see Note 3), as the case may be, hereby confirm that the declarant has received an order in Form No. 2 dated _____

Pursuant thereto, I confirm that the pending appeals or applications or petitions, arbitration, conciliation, mediation, claims or other proceeding, if any, as referred in Part D, Part F, Part G, Part I and Part M of the undertaking in Form No.1 dated…... have been irrevocably, on a with prejudice basis, withdrawn or discontinued and are not being pursued. The evidence of action taken in this regard are enclosed herewith.

Place...................
………................................................
Date.....................
Signature/Verification

Attachments

1. Attach the Board Resolution or legal authorisation, as the case may be, as referred to in clause (m) of the undertaking.

2. Attach the evidence of action taken as referred above.

VERIFICATION

Verified that the contents of this intimation are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. No part of the intimation is false and nothing has been concealed or misstated therein.

Verified at____place_____________ on this the ___day_______of___month______,_year___________.

Place: ……………..

Date: ……………..

Signature

………………………………..

Note

1. This information is required to be furnished where the Permanent Account Number or Aadhaar Number of the signatory is available.

2. Company Identification Number and Taxpayer Identification Number are to be provided where Permanent Account Number or Aadhaar Number or Tax Deduction Account Number of the interested party are not available.

3. The Board Resolution or legal authorisation, as referred to in clause (m) of the undertaking and such Board resolution or legal authorisation shall, among other things:

(c) record the signatory's power and authority to give the undertaking on behalf of the interested party; and

(d) record the interested party's power and authority to indemnify defend and hold harmless the Republic of India and the Indian affiliates in accordance with clause (i) of the undertaking)

Form No. 4

[See rule 11UF]

Order by Principal Commissioner or Commissioner under sub-rule (7) of rule 11UF of the Income -tax Rules, 1962

Whereas.............................................................................(Name and Permanent Account Number/Aadhaar number/ Tax Deduction Account Number/ Company Identification Number and Taxpayer Identification Number of the declarant) (hereinafter referred to as declarant) had furnished undertaking under clause (a) of the rule 11UE, which was received on ….(Date);

and whereas Form No. 2 dated.......................................................................................... was issued to the declarant as per sub-rule (2) of rule 11UF;

The declarant has filed the intimation in Form No. 3 dated------- as per sub-rule (3) of the rule 11UF or the case of the declarant is covered under sub-rule (6) of rule 11UF;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-rule (7) of rule 11UF, it is hereby certified that the following specified orders shall be deemed to have never been passed and refund determined as per column (12) of the Table shall be issued to the declarant, and the attachments, if any, as per column (13) of the Table shall be revoked, to the extent they relate to the specified orders mentioned in the Table below:

TABLE

Sl. No.
Sl No of the Table in Form No.2
Assessment Year/ or Financial year
Incometax Authority passing the order
Details of the order under consideration
Taxes or Penalty determined
Interest
Total demand*
Relief, provided in any appeal proceeding, if any
Demand recovered from the declarant
Refund determined in pursuance of this order
Attachments made by any Income-tax Authority to be revoked in pursuance of this order
Section and subsection of the Incometax Act, 1961
Date of order
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
(11)
(12)
(13)

Further, no interest under section 244A of the Act will be payable to the declarant as per the provisions of sixth proviso to Explanation 5 to clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 9 of the Act.

The assessing officer is directed to give effect to above and pass an order and issue the refund, if any, and revoke attachments, if any, and withdraw any appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding, filed by any Income-tax Authority or intimate the concerned person, where appeals or applications or petitions or proceeding has been filed by any other person representing the Republic of India, with respect to the specified orders mentioned in column (2) of the Table, within a period of fifteen days from the date of the receipt of such order.

Place..................
..............................................
Date...................
(Principal Commissioner/Commissioner of Income Tax)

To

(1) The declarant

(2) Assessing Officer

(3) Concerned Appellate Forum.'.

[F. No. 370142/47/2021-TPL]

(Neha Sahay)
Under Secy. (Tax Policy and Legislation)

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, section-3, sub-section (ii) vide number S.O. 969 (E) dated the 26th March, 1962 and were last amended vide notification number G.S.R. 661(E), dated the 24th September, 2021.

 
 
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