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Transfers Of Hon’ble Members Of The ITAT (March 2016)

Vide orders dated 08.02.2016 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

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Eminent Jurists Laud ITAT For Stellar Contribution Towards Justice But Also Call For Introspection Into Its Deficiencies

During the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the ITAT which were recently held, eminent legal luminaries expressed their appreciation at the stellar contribution rendered by the ITAT towards the cause of justice to taxpayers. However, they also expressed concern that the ITAT cannot afford to rest on its laurels and emphasized that there are several challenges which it has to overcome

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Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Of The Income Tax Appellate Tribunal

The “Income Tax Appellate Tribunal” is celebrating its “Platinum Jubilee” at Convention Hall, The Ashok, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi on 24th & 25th January, 2016. President of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Justice (Retd) Shri Dev Darshan Sud is desirous that all the individuals and institutions who are associated with the ITAT participate in the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.

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ITAT Lauds CBDT For ‘Taxpayer Friendly’ Measure And Disposes Off 1000’s Of Low Tax Effect Dept Appeals On War Footing

The ITAT has complimented the CBDT for issuing Circular No. 21/ 2015 dated 10th December 2015 and stating therein that all pending appeals of the department with a monetary limit not exceeding Rs. 10,00,000 shall be withdrawn/ not pressed. The ITAT has acted with remarkable alacrity to give effect to the said Circular of the CBDT. Over the weekend and past few days, the Hon’ble Members, Registrar and Bench Clerks have been involved in sorting through thousands of appeals and identifying the ones that qualify for dismissal pursuant to the said Circular

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ITAT Directive Regarding Disposal Of Dept Appeals With Low Tax Effect In Wake Of CBDT Circular

With a view to implement Circular No. 21/2015 dated 10th December 2015 issued by the CBDT (which states that even pending appeals of the department with a monetary tax effect of Rs. 10,00,000 or less should be withdrawn/ not pressed), Hon’ble Justice (Retd) Dev Darshan Sud, President of the ITAT, has issued a notice dated 14.12.2015 requesting all representatives to furnish a list of departmental appeals where the tax effect does not exceed the monetary limit of Rs. 10 lakhs and which are covered by the said Circular. It is stated that all possible efforts should be made to furnish such information containing requisite details, viz., appeal number, date of filing, name of the assessee etc. in the office of the Assistant Registrar (Judicial) as expeditiously as possible, preferably by 18th December, 2015

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Chief Justice Of India Cracks Whip On Adjournment Culture Of Lawyers And Wants All Courts To Discourage It

Hon’ble H. L. Dattu, Chief Justice of India, has sent the clear warning that the prevalent adjournment culture is one of the main reasons for the huge pendency in the Courts. The Learned Chief Justice of India has asked Judges of all courts to discourage the practice of frequent adjournments sought by lawyers to ensure speedy justice. He pointed out that the practice of discouraging adjournments by the Supreme Court had increased the disposal rate of cases in the Supreme Court to an all time high. He emphasized that 83,013 cases were disposed of in 2014 at an average of 227 cases per day.

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Transfer Of Hon’ble Vice President Of The ITAT

Vide Order dated 03.11.2015 passed by Hon’ble President, Shri G. D. Agrawal, Hon’ble Vice-President, ITAT, Ahmedabad, has been transferred in the same capacity to ITAT Delhi Benches, in public interest, with effect from 16.11.2015. Shri. G. D. Agrawal holds charge of the Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Delhi, Jodhpur & Jaipur Benches of the ITAT

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How To Improve Process For Selection & Appointment Of Judges To Courts And Tribunals: Suggestions By AIFTP To The Supreme Court

The AIFTP has always been at the forefront in matters relating to judicial reforms. Pursuant to the judgement of the Supreme Court in Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association vs. UOI striking down the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act and upholding the Collegium system of appointment of judges and inviting suggestions from all stakeholders on the measures to be taken to improve the Collegium system, the AIFTP has filed an application in the Supreme Court requesting permission to be impleaded in the matter and to offer suggestions

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Transfer Of Hon’ble Vice President Of The ITAT

Shri D. Manmohan, Vice President, ITAT, Mumbai (holding charge of Hyderabad / Chennai / Banglore Zones ) is transferred to ITAT Hyderabad, w.e.f. 12 October, 2015. In exercise of powers conferred under SR 59, the Headquarters of Shri. D. Manmohan is declared to be ITAT Mumbai Benches for a period of three months or until further orders

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What Ails The ITAT? Eminent Experts Explain And Suggest Solutions

Taxindiaonline.com conducted a programe to examine the problems being faced by the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (“ITAT”). The programme was attended by Mr R. P. Garg, Former Senior V-P, ITAT, Mr G. C. Srivastava, Advocate and former DG (International Taxation) and Mr Ajay Wadhwa, President, ITAT Bar Association, Delhi. The discussions were moderated by TIOL’s Founder Editor, Shailendra Kumar. The experts have explained the reasons for the problems being faced by the ITAT also also given practical solutions on how to resolve the said problems

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