Hinduja Global Solutions Ltd vs. UOI (Bombay High Court)

DATE: July 16, 2015 (Date of pronouncement)
DATE: July 30, 2015 (Date of publication)
AY: 2009-10
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Action of the ITAT in disregarding its own order without reason and remanding matter to AO for fresh consideration is "arbitrary" and "failure to perform basic judicial function" and a "lapse" which should not occur again.

The issue before the Tribunal was regarding disallowance made on account of claim for deduction under Section 10A of the Act. This very issue was covered in favour of the Petitioner by the decision of the Tribunal for A.Y. 2005-2006 in the Petitioner’s own case. The departmental representative before the Tribunal also accepted the position. Inspite of the agreed position between the parties, the Tribunal by the impugned order yet remands this very issue to the Assessing Officer for fresh examination/determination. This is without in any manner even attempting to indicate why and how its earlier decision will not apply to the facts for the subsequent Assessment year. The Tribunal should not completely disregard its earlier order without some reason. This is the minimum expected of any quasi judicial / judicial authority. If the Tribunal has failed to perform it’s basic judicial functions in such arbitrary manner, the approach of the Tribunal must be corrected, so as to ensure that such lapses do not occur again.

Note: Similar strictures against the ITAT have been passed in DIT v. Societe Generale, Madhukar Thakroor v. ITAT, R. W. Promotions v. ITAT, CIT vs. Gauthamchand Bhandari 347 ITR 491, 499 (Kar) and CIT Vs. Ram Singh (Rajasthan High Court). See also post where suggestions have been given on how to rectify the sorry state of affairs
2 comments on “Hinduja Global Solutions Ltd vs. UOI (Bombay High Court)
  1. abhi says:

    want to have ITAT judgment in Hinduja Global solutions ltd

  2. Surrender Singal says:

    Avoiding its own jurisdiction at the final level of fact finding forum puts hapless Assessees to unwarranted hassles and second innings of reassessment , re-appeal and the before ITAT once again ??? Such eventuality need to be considered before remanding.

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