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Investment Eligible under Section 80CCG

Investment Eligible under Section 80CCG

Section 80CCG is a facility available in the Income Tax Act which provides deductions to taxpayers who have invested money in the approved investments. Taxpayers should note that a deduction under Section 80CCG is available only for those who have invested money in the approved investments prior to 31.03.2018. Thus, no fresh investments can be made under this section. Further, the Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme also has been discontinued with effect from AY 2017-18. Income Tax deduction of up to Rs.1.5 lakh can be claimed by taxpayers under Section 80C and Section 80CCG. In this article, we look at investments eligible for deduction under Section 80CCG:

Investments Eligible under Section 80CCG

Equity shares falling in the list of securities declared as BSE-100 or CNX-100 will be eligible for Section 80CCG deduction. Also, equity shares of public sector enterprises (PSUs) which are categorised as Maharatna, Navratna or Miniratna by the Central Government are eligible. Finally, units of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) or Mutual Fund (MF) schemes which have securities eligible under Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme (RGESS) as underlying constituents are eligible for section 80CCG deduction, provided they are listed and traded on a stock exchange and settled through a depository mechanism.

Equity Investment in Maharatha

Investments in the following Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) identified as Maharatnas are eligible for Section 80CCG Deduction:

  1. BHARAT HEAVY ELECTRICALS LTD.
  2. COAL INDIA LTD.
  3. GAIL (INDIA) LTD.
  4. INDIAN OIL CORP.LTD.
  5. NTPC LTD.
  6. OIL & NATURAL GAS CORP.LTD.
  7. STEEL AUTHORITY OF INDIA LTD.

Equity Investment in Navratna

Investments in the following PSUs identified as Navratna are eligible for Section 80CCG Deduction:

  1. BHARAT ELECTRONICS LTD.
  2. BHARAT PETROLEUM CORP.LTD.
  3. CONTAINER CORP.OF INDIA LTD.
  4. ENGINEERS INDIA LTD.
  5. HINDUSTAN AERONAUTICS LTD.
  6. HINDUSTAN PETROLEUM CORP.LTD.
  7. MAHANAGAR TELEPHONE NIGAM LTD.
  8. NATIONAL ALUMINIUM CO.LTD.
  9. NBCC (INDIA) LTD.
  10. NLC INDIA LTD.
  11. NMDC LTD.
  12. OIL INDIA LTD.
  13. POWER FINANCE CORP.LTD.
  14. POWER GRID CORP.OF INDIA LTD.
  15. RASHTRIYA ISPAT NIGAM LTD.
  16. RURAL ELECTRIFICATION CORP.LTD.
  17. SHIPPING CORP.OF INDIA LTD.

Investments in Miniratnas

Investments in the following PSUs identified as Miniratnas are eligible for Section 80CCG Deduction:

Category 1 Miniratnas

  1. AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA
  2. ANTRIX CORP.LTD.
  3. BALMER LAWRIE & CO.LTD.
  4. BEML LTD.
  5. BHARAT COKING COAL LTD.
  6. BHARAT DYNAMICS LTD.
  7. BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LTD.
  8. BRIDGE & ROOF CO.(INDIA) LTD.
  9. CENTRAL COALFIELDS LTD.
  10. CENTRAL WAREHOUSING CORP.
  11. CHENNAI PETROLEUM CORP.LTD.
  12. COCHIN SHIPYARD LTD.
  13. DREDGING CORP.OF INDIA LTD.
  14. GARDEN REACH SHIPBUILDERS & ENGINEERS LTD.
  15. GOA SHIPYARD LTD.
  16. HINDUSTAN COPPER LTD.
  17. HINDUSTAN NEWSPRINT LTD.
  18. HINDUSTAN PAPER CORP.LTD.
  19. HLL LIFECARE LTD.
  20. HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT CORP.LTD.
  21. HSCC (INDIA) LTD.
  22. INDIA TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CORP.LTD.
  23. INDIA TRADE PROMOTION ORGANISATION
  24. INDIAN RAILWAY CATERING & TOURISM CORP.LTD.
  25. INDIAN RARE EARTHS LTD.
  26. INDIAN RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY LTD.
  27. IRCON INTERNATIONAL LTD.
  28. KAMARAJAR PORT LTD.
  29. KIOCL LTD.
  30. MAHANADI COALFIELDS LTD.
  31. MANGALORE REFINERY & PETROCHEMICALS LTD.
  32. MAZAGON DOCK SHIPBUILDERS LTD.
  33. MISHRA DHATU NIGAM LTD.
  34. MMTC LTD.
  35. MOIL LTD.
  36. MSTC LTD.
  37. NATIONAL FERTILIZERS LTD.
  38. NATIONAL SEEDS CORP.LTD.
  39. NATIONAL SMALL INDUSTRIES CORP.LTD.,THE
  40. NHPC LTD.
  41. NORTH EASTERN ELECTRIC POWER CORP.LTD.
  42. NORTHERN COALFIELDS LTD.
  43. NUMALIGARH REFINERY LTD.
  44. ONGC VIDESH LTD.
  45. PAWAN HANS LTD.
  46. PROJECTS & DEVELOPMENT INDIA LTD.
  47. RAIL VIKAS NIGAM LTD.
  48. RAILTEL CORP.OF INDIA LTD.
  49. RASHTRIYA CHEMICALS & FERTILIZERS LTD.
  50. RITES LTD.
  51. SECURITY PRINTING & MINTING CORP.INDIA LTD.
  52. SJVN LTD.
  53. SOUTH EASTERN COALFIELDS LTD.
  54. STATE TRADING CORP.OF INDIA LTD.,THE
  55. TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANTS INDIA LTD.
  56. THDC INDIA LTD.
  57. WAPCOS LTD.
  58. WESTERN COALFIELDS LTD.

Category 2  Miniratnas

  1. BHARAT PUMPS & COMPRESSORS LTD.
  2. BROADCAST ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS INDIA LTD.
  3. CENTRAL MINE PLANNING & DESIGN INSTITUTE LTD.
  4. CENTRAL RAILSIDE WAREHOUSING CO.LTD.
  5. EDCIL (INDIA) LTD.
  6. ENGINEERING PROJECTS (INDIA) LTD.
  7. FCI ARAVALI GYPSUM & MINERALS INDIA LTD.
  8. FERRO SCRAP NIGAM LTD.
  9. HMT (INTERNATIONAL) LTD.
  10. INDIAN MEDICINES PHARMACEUTICAL CORP.LTD.
  11. MECON LTD.
  12. MINERAL EXPLORATION CORP.LTD.
  13. NATIONAL FILM DEVELOPMENT CORP.LTD.
  14. PEC LTD.
  15. RAJASTHAN ELECTRONICS & INSTRUMENTS LTD.

Investment in ETFs and Mutal Funds

  1. Listing of Units of IDFC SENSEX ETF a scheme from IDFC Mutual Fund, eligible under RGESS
  2. LIC NOMURA MF Exchange Traded Fund- NIFTY 100
  3. Listing of Units of HDFC Nifty ETF a scheme under HDFC Mutual Funds
  4. Listing of Units of LIC Nomura MF ETF – NIFTY 50- Growth Plan under LIC Nomura Mutual Fund
  5. Listing of Units of Birla Sun Life Focused Equity Fund – Series 6
  6. Listing of Units of HDFC Mutual Fund – HDFC Focused Equity Fund Plan B
  7. BIRLA SUN LIFE FOCUSED EQUITY FUND- SERIES 6-REGULAR PLAN- GROWTH
  8. Goldman Sachs Banking Index Exchange Traded Scheme (GS Bank BeES)
  9. RELIANCE R* SHARES NV20 ETF
  10. Birla Sun Life Focused Equity Fund – Series 5 – Regular Plan – Dividend Payout
  11. Birla Sun Life Focused Equity Fund – Series 5 – Direct Plan-Growth
  12. LIC NOMURA Mutual Fund Asset Management CO LTD#LIC NOMURA MF-LIC NOMURA MF RGESS SR 3-DIR PL-GROWTH
  13. LIC NOMURA Mutual Fund Asset Management CO LTD #LIC NOMURA MF-LIC NOMURA MF RGESS SR 3-DIR PL-DIV PAY
  14. Birla Sun Life Focused Equity Fund – Series 3- Regular Plan-Growth
  15. Birla Sun Life Focused Equity Fund – Series 3 – Regular Plan – Dividend Payout
  16. HDFC Focused Equity Fund Plan A – Direct Option- Growth Option
  17. HDFC Focused Equity Fund Plan A – Direct Option- Dividend Option
  18. Sundaram Top 100 Series-V (RGESS) Regular Growth
  19. Sundaram Top 100 Series-V (RGESS) Regular Dividend Payout
  20. LIC Nomura Mf Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme- Series 3-Dividend-Dividend Payout
  21. LIC Nomura Mf Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme- Series 3-Growth-Growth
  22. Sundaram Top 100 Series IV (RGESS) Regular Plan-Growth Option
  23. Sundaram Top 100 Series IV (RGESS) Regular Plan Dividend Option
  24. SENSEX Prudential ICICI Exchange Traded Fund
  25. Sundaram Top 100 Series III (RGESS) Regular Plan-Growth Option
  26. Sundaram Top 100 Series III (RGESS) Regular Plan Dividend Option
  27. IDBI Mutual Fund – IDBI Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme-Series I Plan A
  28. LIC Nomura MF RGESS Fund Series- I
  29. LIC Nomura MF RGESS Fund Series- 2
  30. HDFC Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme – Series 1-February 2013
  31. Birla Sun Life Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme – Series 1
  32. HDFC Rajiv Gandhi Equity Savings Scheme – Series 2
  33. Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund
  34. Birla Sun Life Focused Equity Fund
  35. Birla Sun Life Focused Equity Fund-Series 2-Direct Plan-Dividend Payout
  36. Birla Sun Life Focused Equity Fund-Series 2-Direct Plan-Growth
  37. Birla Sun Life Focused Equity Fund-Series 2-Regular Plan-Dividend Payout
  38. Birla Sun Life Focused Equity Fund-Series 2-Regular Plan-Growth
  39. ICICI Prudential Equity Savings Fund Series 1-Direct Plan Dividend
  40. ICICI Prudential Equity Savings Fund Series 1-Direct Plan Cumulative 5
  41. ICICI Prudential Equity Savings Fund Series 1-Regular Plan Dividend
  42. ICICI Prudential Equity Savings Fund Series 1-Regular Plan Cumulative
  43. ICICI Prudential CNX 100 ETF
  44. ICICI Prudential Nifty ETF
  45. SBI SENSEX ETF
  46. R* Share Shariah BeES
  47. R* Share Junior BeES
  48. R* Share Nifty BeES
  49. Motilal Oswal MOSt Shares M50 ETF (MOSt Shares M50)
  50. Quantum Index Fund – Exchange Traded Fund ETF
  51. Kotak SENSEX ETF
  52. CPSE ETF
  53. Kotak Nifty ETF

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