This website had earlier posted about the BJP govt’s. move to accept long standing demand of Indian shipping companies about the anomaly in treatment of crew members of Indian ship versus the foreign ship. The Finance Act 2015 brought in change in the definition of residency for crew members of Indian ships by inserting the Explanation 2 to section 6 as far as the counting of period of stay of crew members of foreign sailing Indian ships is concerned . Now , the period of stay abroad a foreign sailing ship shall be counted for determining the residency of the crew member. Now , CBDT has prescribed the Rules for determine the basis for counting how many days was the crew member was abroad the foreign sailing Indian ship.