Income Tax Act, 1961
Sch. IV Part C Rule 4. APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL.
(1) An application for approval of a gratuity fund shall be made in writing by the trustees of the fund to the Assessing Officer by whom the employer is assessable and shall be accompanied by a copy of the instrument under which the fund is established and by two copies of the rules and, where the fund has been in existence during any year or years prior to the financial year in which the application for approval is made, also two copies of the accounts of the fund relating to such prior year or years (not being more than three years immediately preceding the year in which the said application is made) for which such accounts have been made up, but the Chief Commissioner or Commissioner may require such further information to be supplied as he thinks proper.
(2) If any alteration in the rules, constitution, objects or conditions of the fund is made at any time after the date of the application for approval, the trustees of the fund shall forthwith communicate such alterations to the Assessing Officer mentioned in sub-rule (1), and in default of such communication, any approval given shall, unless the Chief Commissioner or Commissioner otherwise orders, be deemed to have been withdrawn from the date on which the alteration took effect.