Category: Supreme Court/High Court related

Change In Constitution Of Bombay High Court’s Tax Bench w.e.f. 19.11.2018

The Constitution of the Tax Bench in the Bombay High Court w.e.f. 19.11.2018 is as follows

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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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

Supreme Court Recommends Appointment Of Judges To Bombay And Calcutta High Courts

The Supreme Court Collegium has approved the appointment of several Advocates and Judicial Officers as Judges in the Bombay and Calcutta High Courts. However, some cases have been deferred

President Kovind Laments Gross Delay In Legal System, CJI Announces Remedial Measures

Hon’ble President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed dismay at the fact that the Indian legal system is marked by long delays. He revealed that there is a backlog of 3.3 crore cases in various courts. Of these, 2.84 crore cases are in subordinate courts, 43 lakh in the High Courts & about 58,000 in the Supreme Court

Bombay High Court’s Tax Bench Constitution w.e.f 20.08.2018

The Tax Bench of the Hon’ble Bombay High Court with effect from 20th August 2018 is as follows

CBDT Reveals Game Plan For Tackling High-Demand Appeals In Courts And ITAT

The CBDT has revealed in the Central Action Plan 2018 that the total demand stayed by Courts/ITAT as on 01.04.2018 is a whopping sum of Rs. 87,035 crore. It is pointed out that the appeals have been pending for several years and Departmental Representatives/Counsel are unable to press for disposal in the absence of adequate resources and support from the field formations. In order to tackle the back-log of litigation, the CBDT has formulated a concerted and focused strategy. The CBDT has also stipulated time limits within which the targets are required to be completed

CBDT Cracks Whip & Specifies Time Limit For Withdrawal Of Low Tax Effect Appeals. PCsIT Directed To ‘Personally Ensure’ Compliance & Send Report

The CBDT is not content with enhancing the monetary limits for maintainability of appeals of the department. All Principal CsIT have been directed to ‘personally ensure’ that all appeals falling below the specified limits are withdrawn by 20th August 2018. The PCsIT have been directed to send a report giving details of their compliance

After Prime Minister Modi’s Promise, ITAT Circuit Bench At Varanasi Set Up On War Footing Despite Challenge By PIL

A new Circuit Bench at Varanasi has been set up to fulfill the promise made by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, the ITAT Bar Association, Allahabad, has challenged the setting up of the Circuit Bench on the ground inter alia that the pendency at Varanasi is very low and that unnecessary expenditure will be incurred on the infrastructure. It is also claimed that there is an acute shortage of Members at the Allahabad Bench and that a large number of cases are pending therein

After CCTVs In Court Rooms, Get Ready For Live Streaming Of Court Cases

In the latest move, a Supreme Court Bench, comprising of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, has agreed in principle that live streaming of court proceedings is permissible and feasible.

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