31ACA. (1) The quarterly return to be furnished by a banking company under sub-section (1) of section 206A in respect of time deposits shall be in Form No. 26QAA and shall be verified in the manner indicated therein.
(2) The quarterly return referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be furnished,—
(i) to the Director General of Income-tax (Investigation), New Delhi or the person authorised by the Director General of Income-tax (Investigation), New Delhi;
(ii) on or before the 31st July, the 31st October, the 31st January and the 30th June following the respective quarter of the financial year.
(3) The quarterly return comprising Part A and Part B of Form No. 26QAA, referred to in sub-rule (1), shall be furnished on computer readable media being a CD-ROM (650 MB or higher capacity) or Digital Video Disc (DVD), along with Part A of such Form on paper.
(4) The person responsible for furnishing the return referred to in sub-rule (1) shall ensure that—
(i) where the data relating to the return is copied using data compression or backup software utility, the corresponding software utility or procedure for its decompression or restoration shall also be furnished along with the return made on computer readable media;
(ii) the return is accompanied with a certificate regarding clean and virus free data.
Explanation.—For the purposes of rule 31AC and rule 31ACA, “time deposits” means deposits (excluding recurring deposits) repayable on the expiry of fixed periods.]