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ITAT Makes History – 7 Members Appointed Vice Presidents Together

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointments of seven Members (Judicial/ Accountant) of the ITAT to the posts of Vice-President In the ITAT in level 16 of the Matrix wef the date of assumption of charge of the post and till the age of 62 years subject to the final outcome of Writ Petition Nos 9/2017 titled Kudrat Sandhu vs. Union of India pending in the Supreme Court

Chief Justice Of India Bans Judges From Taking Leave On Workdays

Hon’ble Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has indicated a touch stance towards the practice of judges taking frequent leave from work. He has announced a new “no leave” formula for judges during working days of courts to tackle the large case pendency clogging the Courts

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Bombay High Court To Get New Chief Justice Soon

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended that Mr. Justice N.H. Patil, the senior-most Judge from Bombay High Court, who is at present functioning as Acting Chief Justice of that High Court, be appointed Chief Justice in Bombay High Court

High Court Judge, Who Heard Cases Till 11 PM, Appointed ITAT President. Tax Bar Pleased, Pledges Support

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of a former High Court to the post of the President in the ITAT. The learned judge has a distinguished track record. He is renowned for having sat in Court till 11 pm in order to speedily dispose of pending cases. The Tax Bar has expressed confidence that the new President will streamline the working of the ITAT and ensure speedy justice to taxpayers

Transfer Of Hon’ble ITAT Member (Vice President) (Oct 2018)

Vide Order dated 11th October 2018, the Hon’ble President of the ITAT has transferred a Vice-President with immediate effect, in public interest

Tax Bar Files Writ Petition Reg Non-Appointment Of Core ITAT Admin Staff By Govt

The AIFTP has filed a Writ petition in the Hon’ble Bombay High court to challenge the apathy of the Government in the matter of non-appointment of core staff for the ITAT

CBDT Orders Transfers & Postings Of Commissioners & Assistant Commissioners Of Income-Tax

The CBDT has vide Office Order Nos. 166 of 2018 and 169 of 2018, dated 9th October 2018, ordered the transfers and postings of several officers in the grade of Commissioner of Income-tax.

The CBDT has vide Office Order No. 168 of 2018 dated 9th October 2018 stated that the President has extended the ad-hoc appointments of several Assistant Commissioners of Income-tax

Tax Lawyers Drag CBDT To Court For Giving ‘Incentive’ To CsIT(A) To Enhance Assessments

Distinguished professional bodies made detailed representations to the CBDT in which it was pointed out that the move by the CBDT to give “incentives” to CsIT(A) to enhance assessments and levy penalty shakes the confidence of taxpayers that they would get a fair hearing from the CsIT(A) of their grievances. However, these representations have fallen on deaf ears. The CBDT appears to be in no mood to listen, let alone reconsider its decision. Accordingly, the AIFTP has filed a Writ Petition in the Hon’ble Delhi High Court to challenge the said move of the CBDT

CBDT Appoints Assistant CsIT To Officiate As Deputy CsIT

The CBDT has issued a Notification dated 26th September 2018 by which several Assistant Commissioners of Income-tax have been appointed to officiate as Deputy Commissioners of Income-tax in the pay scale of Rs. 15,600-39,000 (plus grade pay of Rs. 6,500)

ITAT Should Report Unethical CAs To ICAI For Disciplinary Action: High Court

After Narendra Modi and Piyush Goyal, the High Court has come down heavily on the CAs for conducting their practice in an allegedly corrupt manner. It has signaled zero-tolerance policy towards the alleged unethical practice of CAs of certifying bogus accounts with a view to mislead bankers and revenue authorities


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