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|DATE:||December 5, 2008 (Date of publication)|
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Though Instruction No. 1914 dated 2nd Dec 1993 supercedes Instruction No. 96 dated 21st August 1969, it clearly provides that demand should be stayed in “exceptional circumstances e.g., where the assessment order appears to be unreasonably high-pitched or where genuine hardship is likely to be caused to the assessee”. A case where the assessed income is several times the returned income falls within the expression “unreasonably high pitched” and stay on recovery of demand must therefore be granted to the assessee.