Subject:- Revision of Schedule of fees payable to Standing Counsels for the Income-tax Department before various High Courts –Appointment of Counsels –Guidelines regarding.
1. The President is pleased to sanction revised rate of fees and allowances (along with terms and conditions) payable to the Senior Standing Counsel/Standing Counsel/Junior Standing Counsel of the Income Tax Department which is annexed as Annexure-I. The revised Schedule of the fee and allowances will come into effect from 30.08.2007.
2. The procedure for appointment of counsels and renewal of their terms has also been prescribed by specifying the requisite qualification and terms and conditions of their engagement which is annexed as Annexure-II.
3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Law and Justice vide their Disp. No. 1344/2007 dated 19-07-2007 and the Department of Expenditure I.D.No. 9(11)/99-E-II(B) dated 23-08-2007 in supersession of Instruction no. 1986 dated 3.7.2000 and may be brought to the notice of all officers in your charge.
4. Hindi version of the Instruction follows.
(Madhukar Kumar Bhagat)
Deputy Secretary (ITJ)