29. Lease rental income of a foreign government or foreign enterprise from leasing of aircraft/aircraft engine to an Indian company [Section 10(15A)]
Lease rent of an aircraft or an aircraft engine paid to a foreign Government or to a foreign enterprise by an Indian company, engaged in the business of operation of aircraft is not taxable in the hands of such foreign Government or non-resident concern, if such payment is in pursuance of an agreement (approved by the Central Government) made before April 1, 1997 or after March 31, 1999 but before April 1, 2007. If such agreement is entered into during April 1, 1997 and March 31, 1999 or after March 31, 2007, then exemption under section 10(15A) is not available. However, in such a case, if tax on such payments is borne by the payer, then tax so borne by the payer is exempt in the hands of payee under section 10(6BB), provided agreement is approved by the Central Government.
30. Scholarship [Section 10(16)]
The full amount of scholarship granted to meet the cost of education is exempted.
‘Cost of education’ includes not only the tuition fees but all other expenses which are incidental to acquiring education. Scholarship may have been given by Govt., University, Board, Trust, etc. The exemption is irrespective of actual expenditure incurred by the recipient to meet the cost of education.
31. Allowance of M.P./M.L.A.Ior M.L.C. [Section 10(17)]
Following allowances are exempt from tax in the hands of a Member of Parliament and a Member of State Legislature—
• Daily allowance received by a Member of Parliament or by a Member of State
Legislature or by member of any committee thereof.
- Any Constituency allowance received by a Member of State Legislature
32. Awards Instituted by Government [Section 10(17A)]
Any payment received in pursuance of following (whether paid in cash or in kind) is exempt from tax:
Any award instituted in the public interest by the Central Government or State
Government or by any other body approved by the Central Government in this behalf.
Any reward by the Central Government or any State Government for such purpose as may be approved by the Central Government in this behalf in the public interest.