Service Tax Act - Section 65
Definition of words / terms starting with E, F, G and H

As on 24.10.2013

Section 265. [Definitions] 6

(39) "electronic form" has the meaning assigned to it in clause ( r) of sub-section (1) of section 2 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (21 of 2000);

6[(39a) "erection, commissioning or installation" means any service provided by a commissioning and installation agency, in relation to,-

(i) erection, commissioning or installation of plant, 7[machinery, equipment or structures, whether pre-fabricated or otherwise] or
(ii) installation of-
(a) electrical and electronic devices, including wirings or fittings therefore; or
(b) plumbing, drain laying or other installations for transport of fluids; or
(c) heating, ventilation or air-conditioning including related pipe work, duct work and sheet metal work; or
(d) thermal insulation, sound insulation, fire proofing or water proofing; or
(e) lift and escalator, fire escape staircases or travelators; or
(f) such other similar services;]

6 Substituted (w.e.f. 16.06.2005) by s. 88 of the Finance Act, 2005 (18 of 2005).
7 Substituted (w.e.f. 01.05.2006) by s. 68 of the Finance Act, 2006 (21 of 2006).

(40) "event management" means any service provided in relation to planning, promotion, organizing or presentation of any arts, entertainment, business,1[sports, marriage or any other event] and includes any consultation provided in this regard;

1 Inserted (w.e.f. 01.06.2007) by s. 135 of the Finance Act, 2007 (22 of 2007).

(41) "event manager" means any person who is engaged in providing any service in relation to event management in any manner;

(42) "facsimile (FAX)" means a form of telecommunication by which fixed graphic images, such as printed texts and pictures are scanned and the information converted into electrical signals for transmission over the telecommunication system;

(43) "fashion designing" includes any activity relating to conceptualizing, outlining, creating the designs and preparing patterns for costumes, apparels, garments, clothing accessories, jewellery or any other articles intended to be worn by human beings and any other service incidental thereto;

(44) "fashion designer" means any person engaged in providing service in relation to fashion designing;

(45) "financial institution" has the meaning assigned to it in clause (c) of section 45-I of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (2 of 1934);

(46) "foreign exchange broker" includes any authorised dealer of foreign exchange;

2[(46a) "forward contract" has the meaning assigned to it in clause (c) of section 2 of the Forward Contracts (Regulation) Act,1952 (74 of 1952)]

2 Inserted (w.e.f. 10.09.2004) by s. 90 of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2004 (23 of 2004).

3[(47) "franchise" means an agreement by which the franchisee is granted representational right to sell or manufacture goods or to provide service or undertake any process identified with franchisor, whether or not a trade mark, service mark, trade name or logo or any such symbol, as the case may be, is involved]

3 Substituted (w.e.f. 16.06.2005) by s. 88 of the Finance Act, 2005 (18 of 2005).

(48) "franchisor" any person who enters in to franchise with a franchisee and includes any associates of franchisor or a person designated by franchisor to enter into franchise on his behalf and the term "franchisee" shall be construed accordingly

(49) "general insurance business" has the meaning assigned to it in clause (g) of section 3 of General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act, 1972 (57 of 1972)

(50) "goods" has the meaning assigned to it in clause (7) of section 2 of the sale of Goods Act, 1930 (3 of 1930)

4[(50a) "goods carriage" has the meaning assigned to it in clause (14) of section 2 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988);

4 Inserted (w.e.f. 10.09.2004) by s. 90 of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 2004 (23 of 2004).

(50b) "goods transport agency" means any 5[person who] provides service in relation to transport of goods by road and issues consignment note, by whatever name called]

5 Substituted (w.e.f. 01.05.2006) by s. 68 of the Finance Act, 2006 (21 of 2006).

(51) "health and fitness service" means service for physical well-being such as, sauna and steam bath, Turkish bath, solarium, spas, reducing or slimming salons, gymnasium, yoga, meditation, massage (excluding therapeutic massage)or any other like service

(52) "health club and fitness centre" means any establishment, including a hotel or resort, providing health and fitness service

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