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Rule 89 of Income Tax Rules 1962: Scheme of Insurance or Annuity

Rule 89 : Scheme of insurance or annuity
(Part XIII : Approved Superannuation Funds)

For the purpose of providing the annuities for the beneficiaries, the trustees shall—
(i) enter into a scheme of insurance with the Life Insurance Corporation established under the Life Insurance Corporation Act, 1956 (31 of 1956) or any other insurer as defined in clause (28BB) of section 2 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, or
(ii) accumulate the contributions in respect of each beneficiary and purchase an annuity from the said Life Insurance Corporation of India or any other insurer at the time of the retirement or death of each employee or on his becoming incapacitated prior to retirement :
Provided that nothing in this rule shall apply to a fund established or constituted, under an irrevocable trust which has its sole purpose to make payment of pension or family pension, in accordance with the rules or regulations made under the following Central Acts, namely :—
(i) the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1970 (5 of 1970); or
(ii) the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1980 (40 of 1980); or
(iii) the State Bank of India Act, 1955 (23 of 1955); or
(iv) the State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959 (38 of 1959); or
(v) the Industrial Development Bank of India Act, 1964 (18 of 1964); or
(vi) the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1981 (61 of 1981); or
(vii) the Export-Import Bank of India Act, 1981 (28 of 1981); or
(viii) the Industrial Reconstruction Bank of India Act, 1984 (62 of 1984); or
(ix) the Small Industries Development Bank of India Act, 1989 (39 of 1989); or
(x) the National Housing Bank Act, 1987 (53 of 1987).

Extra Notes for Readers:

- The Proviso to Rule 89 was inserted by the Income Tax (8th Amendment) Rules, 1996, w.r.e.f. 29th Sep. 1995

Check at Income Tax Dept. official site for latest version of the Rule.

This page was created/last updated on 17th October 2016.