Excise duty levied on fly ash vide Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India notification No. 1/2011-Central Excise dated 1st March, 2011 is applicable to ‘fly ash’ as described in chapter 26 or in any other chapter.
‘Fly ash’ or “ash’ word appearing in chapters other than 26 are in different context.
In chapter 26, the word ‘ash’ relates to ash of a kind used either for extraction of arsenic, mercury, thallium or for manufacture of their chemical compounds.
As Fly Ash of Thermal Power Plants is used for purposes other than extraction of metal mentioned above or for manufacture of their chemical compounds, thus do not fall under the excise duty notification referred above.
[The above concessions were available for specified periods and are no more applicable]