|Court:||Supreme Court of India|
State of Jharkhand and others Vs Linde India limited and another (Supreme Court)
An interesting issue arose in this case where Linde India Limited claimed that the oxygen which is supplied by it to Tata Steel limited for production of steel is a raw material and is thus eligible for the concessional rate of tax @ 1% which was applicable in respect of a raw material. As against this the department on the basis of the report of an expert committee which was constituted in pursuance of 1st round of litigation which travelled upto Supreme Court, contended that the oxygen was only a refining agent and not a raw material and thus the concessional rate was not applicable. The Supreme Court while hitting hard on the high court for having entertained writ petition even though the expert committee had given a finding that the oxygen was not a direct raw material, allowed the SLP of the State by holding that the oxygen was not a raw material for production of the steel. While holding so that the court dealt with the process of production of steel and also distinguished judgements cited by Senior Advocate Mr S Ganesh who appeared on behalf of the Respondents.
This judgement will be of help in dealing with similar issues in the context of GST
|Section(s):||Bihar Finance Act|
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|Uploaded By||Ramesh Patodia|
|Date of upload:||December 4, 2022|