Insertion of new section 272B.
104. After section 272AA of the Income-tax Act, the following section shall be inserted with effect from the 1st day of June, 2002, namely:—
"272B. Penalty for failure to comply with the provisions of section 139A—(1) If a person fails to comply with the provisions of section 139A, the Assessing Officer may direct that such person shall pay, by way of penalty, a sum of ten thousand rupees.
(2) If a person who is required to quote his permanent account number in any document referred to in clause (c) of sub-section (5) of section 139A, or to intimate such number as required by sub-section (5A) of that section, quotes or intimates a number which is false, and which he either knows or believes to be false or does not believe to be true, the Assessing Officer may direct that such person shall pay, by way of penalty, a sum of ten thousand rupees.