PXL/HO/Cir-140/2020-21 Date: 13.03.2021
Dear Sir / Madam,
Subject: MAI Scheme.- Eligibility criteria for submission of claims related to expenditure incurred on statutory compliances abroad for the year 2021-22 onwards-Reg
Members are kindly aware that, as per MAI guidelines 2018, a company has to submit their claims on-line, complete in all aspects, within 90 (ninety) days from the date of issue of Registration Certificate for getting reimbursement of 50% expenses incurred under MAI scheme.
However in view of the lock down measures and international travel restrictions due to COVID 19 outbreak, the Department of Commerce has extended the time limit for submission of MAI claims from 90 days to 180 days for the claims pertaining to the FY 2019-20 and 2020-21 only.
Members may kindly note that the applications pertaining to FY 2021-22 onwards should be followed as per the 2018 MAI guidelines and hence 90 days criteria would be followed by members for initiating the online MAI claim applications. Pharmexcil is required to give a certificate stating that the claim is received within 90 days from the date of Registration Certificate for FY 2011-22 claims while forwarding its recommendations to the Department of Commerce.
Members are advised to take note of this important circular and file their claims with complete information/documents within 90 days from the date of Registration for all upcoming financial years from 2021-22 onwards.
It may be noted that the Ministry is very particular about timelines and will not entertain any requests for condonation of delays. The claims submitted after 90 days will not be considered. Hence, members are advised to follow the time lines strictly and avoid rejections / returns of their claims.