Capital bonds are being issued as 'Long term specified assets' within the meaning of Sub- Section 54-EC of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Those desirous of availing exemption from capital gains tax under Section 54 EC may invest in these bonds. Capital gains arising from transfer of Long-term capital assets can be invested in these bonds within a period of six months from the date of transfer of the asset for getting exemption from the capital gains tax.
Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC), a NAVRATNA Central Public Sector Enterprise under Ministry of Power, was incorporated on July 25, 1969 under the Companies Act 1956. REC a listed Public Sector Enterprise Government of India with a net worth of Rs. 20,669.46 Crore as on 31.03.14. Its main objective is to finance and promote rural electrification projects all over the country. It provides financial assistance to State Electricity Boards, State Government Departments and Rural Electric Cooperatives for rural electrification projects as are sponsored by them. REC provides loan assistance to SEBs/State Power Utilities for investments in rural electrification schemes through its Corporate Office located at New Delhi and 20 field units, which are located in most of the States
The National Highways Authority of India was constituted by an act of parliament, National Highways Authority of India Act 1988. It is responsible for the development, maintenance and management of National Highways entrusted to it and for matters connected or incidental there to. National Highways Authority of India (Authority)is an autonomous organization of Government of India and was constituted mainly to survey, develop, maintain and manage the National Highways, to construct offices or workshops, to establish and maintain hotels, restaurants and rest rooms at or near the highways vested in or entrusted to it, to regulate and control the plying of vehicles, to develop and provide consultancy and construction services and to collect fees for services or benefits rendered in accordance with Section 16 of the NHAI Act. As per NHAI Act, 1988, certain stretches of National Highways have been entrusted to NHAI by the Government for development, maintenance and management.