Category: ITAT related

Ex Chief Justice & Eminent Legal Luminaries Slam Move By Govt To Curb Independence Of Tribunals

Hon’ble RM Lodha, the former Chief Justice of India, and other eminent legal luminaries, have voiced their opposition at the action of the Government in enacting the Tribunal Members Rules 2017. Under the said Rules, the Central Government has abrogated to itself the right to appoint, extend the tenure, and remove, the Hon’ble Members of the various Tribunals, including the ITAT. The luminaries are apprehensive that the appointments of Members of the Tribunal would no longer be impartial and independent and that the Hon’ble Members may be wary of taking bold decisions against the Government

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Representation Of ITAT Bar Association, Mumbai, Against The Appointment Of Tribunal Members Rules 2017

The ITAT Bar Association Mumbai has made a detailed representation to Shri. Arun Jaitley, the Hon’ble Finance Minister of India, with respect to Part XIV of the Finance Act, 2017 and notification of the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience and other conditions of service of Members) Rules, 2017 in so far as it concerns the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal

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Representation Of All Gujarat Federation Of Tax Consultants Against The Appointment Of Tribunal Members Rules 2017

The All Gujarat Federation Of Tax Consultants has made a detailed representation to Shri. Arun Jaitley, the Hon’ble Finance Minister of India, with respect to Part XIV of the Finance Act, 2017 and notification of the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience and other conditions of service of Members) Rules, 2017 in so far as it concerns the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal

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ITAT Directive Reg Fixing Of Stay Applications For Hearing

Hon’ble Shri P. K. Bansal, the Vice-President of the ITAT, has issued an important directive dated 12th May 2017 with regard to the fixation of stay applications for hearing.

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ITAT Proposes Important Changes To Tribunal Rules

The ITAT has issued a notice dated 11th May 2017 stating that it intends to make important changes to the Tribunal Rules. The proposed amendments deal with important aspects such as the grant of adjournments, hearings of stay petitions, rectification applications, pronouncements of orders etc.

The proposed changes will have an impact on all tax professionals and tax payers. It is vital that the proposed changes be studied minutely and suggestions offered to the committee that has been set up to approve the changes.

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Appointment Of ITAT Members For Only Five Years Will Undermine The Independence Of The ITAT: AIFTP

The All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (AIFTP), an apex body of tax practitioners, has addressed a detailed representation to Shri Arun Jaitley, the Union Finance Minister, pointing out that section 184 of the Finance Act 2017, which mandates the appointment of Members of the ITAT for a short tenure of only five years, will undermine the independence of the institution and lead to disastrous consequences. The AIFTP has warned that the whole purpose of setting up the ITAT as an independent and fearless judicial body will be frustrated and taxpayers will lose confidence in the institution. It has urged the Hon’ble Finance Minister to rescind the said provision and retain the existing provision for appointment of ITAT Members

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New ITAT Vice-President Gets Warm Welcome From ITAT Bar Association

In order to felicitate Hon’ble Shri P. K. Bansal, Vice-President of the ITAT, a function was organized by the ITAT Bar Association on 5th May 2017. The function was attended by several distinguished members of the Bench and the Bar. The Hon’ble Vice-President assured the gathering that the Tribunal will continue to deliver on the promise of ‘Sulabh Nyay, Satwar Nyay’ (Easy justice, quick justice). He also assured that the grievances, if any, of the members of the Bar with regard to the functioning of the ITAT will be addressed and resolved speedily. A few pictures taken on the occasion are embedded below

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Change In Postings Of Vice-Presidents Of The ITAT

Pursuant to orders dated 13th April 2017 passed by Hon’ble Shri. G. D. Agarwal, President of the ITAT, Hon’ble Shri. P. K. Bansal, Vice-President, has been posted as Vice-President of the Mumbai Zone and Hon’ble Shri. Ravindra Singh Syal, Vice-President, has been posted as Vice-President of the Lucknow Zone (headquarters at Delhi). Both postings are with effect from 13.04.2017 and until further orders.

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Transfers Of Hon’ble Members Of The ITAT (May 2017)

Vide order dated 25th April 2017 passed by the Hon’ble President pursuant to the consultations with the Collegium of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal consisting of the President and two senior most Vice Presidents, the following Members of the ITAT have been transferred in the same capacity to the respective Benches, in public interest, with effect from 5th May 2017

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Four Vice Presidents For The ITAT Appointed. Appointment Of President & Four More Vice Presidents Awaited

After an inordinate delay, the Government has appointed four Vice Presidents for the ITAT. However, as the vacancies are for eight Vice Presidents, four more are required to be appointed on an emergent basis. Further, a permanent President of the Tribunal is also required to be appointed

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