10VB. Statement to be furnished by the fund

(1) The statement required to be furnished under sub-section (5) of section 9A shall be furnished for every financial year by the eligible investment fund in Form No.3CEK duly verified in the manner indicated therein, to the Assessing Officer who has the jurisdiction over the fund or would have had the jurisdiction had such fund been assessable to tax in India but for the provision of section 9A.

(2) The annual statement referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be furnished electronically under digital signature.

(3) The Principal Director General of Income-tax (Systems) or the Director General of Incometax (Systems) shall specify the procedures, formats and standards for ensuring secure capture and transmission of data and shall also be responsible for evolving and implementing appropriate security, archival and retrieval policies in relation to furnishing of annual statement in the manner specified in sub-rule (2).”