THE SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES ACT, 2005 No. 28 OF 2005
An Act to provide for the establishment, development and management of the Special Economic Zones for the promotion of exports and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
|CHAPTER I PRELIMINARY
||(1) This Act may be called the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005.
(2) It extends to the whole of India.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint, and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision.
|Short title, extent and commencement.
||In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires
(a) "Appointed day" with reference to a Special Economic Zone means the date on which the Special Economic Zone is notified by the Central Government under sub-section (1) of section 4;
(b) "Approval Committee" means an Approval Committee constituted under sub-section (1) of section 13;
(c) "Authorised operations" means operations which may be authorised under sub-section (2) of section 4 and sub-section (9) of section 15;
(d) "Authority" means a Special Economic Zone Authority constituted under sub-section (1) of section 31;
(e) "Board" means the Board of Approval constituted under sub-section (1) of section 8;
(f) "Co-Developer" means a person who, or a State Government which, has been granted by the Central Government a letter of approval under sub-section (12) of section 3;
(g) "Developer" means a person who, or a State Government which, has been granted by the Central Government a letter of approval under sub-section (10) of section 3 and includes an Authority and a Co-Developer;
(h) "Development Commissioner" means the Development Commissioner appointed for one or more Special Economic Zones under sub-section (1) of section 11;
(i) "Domestic Tariff Area" means the whole of India (including the territorial waters and continental shelf) but does not include the areas of the Special Economic Zones;
(j) "Entrepreneur" means a person who has been granted a letter of approval by the Development Commissioner under sub-section (9) of section 15;
(k) "Existing Special Economic Zone" means every Special Economic Zone which is in existence on or before the commencement of this Act;
(l) "Existing Unit" means every Unit which has been set up on or before the commencement of this Act;