Month: October 2018

Hon’ble Sushil Chandra, the Chairman of the CBDT, has addressed a letter dated 29th October, 2018 in which a mid-year review of achievements in major KRAs specified in Central Action Plan, 2018-19 has been undertaken with reference to the progress in the major Key Result Areas of Budget Collection, scrutiny disposal, cash collection out of arrear and current demand and disposal by CIT(A)

The CBDT has issued an office order no. 181 of 2018 dated 25th October 2018 in which it is stated that the President has extended the ad hoc appointments of several IRS officers to the grade of Joint Commissioner of Income-tax from 01.04.2018 to 31.03.2019 or upto the date of regular appointment, whichever is earlier

The All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (AIFTP) has released a publication titled “Handbook on FEMA – Taxation – Frequently Asked Questions”. This is a unique publication compiled in a question-answer format explaining the provisions, laws, conventions etc. An aggregate of 293 questions are answered by giving references to relevant case laws on the respective subject

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointments of seven Members (Judicial/ Accountant) of the ITAT to the posts of Vice-President In the ITAT in level 16 of the Matrix wef the date of assumption of charge of the post and till the age of 62 years subject to the final outcome of Writ Petition Nos 9/2017 titled Kudrat Sandhu vs. Union of India pending in the Supreme Court

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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The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended that Mr. Justice N.H. Patil, the senior-most Judge from Bombay High Court, who is at present functioning as Acting Chief Justice of that High Court, be appointed Chief Justice in Bombay High Court

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of a former High Court to the post of the President in the ITAT. The learned judge has a distinguished track record. He is renowned for having sat in Court till 11 pm in order to speedily dispose of pending cases. The Tax Bar has expressed confidence that the new President will streamline the working of the ITAT and ensure speedy justice to taxpayers

Vide Order dated 11th October 2018, the Hon’ble President of the ITAT has transferred a Vice-President with immediate effect, in public interest

The AIFTP has filed a Writ petition in the Hon’ble Bombay High court to challenge the apathy of the Government in the matter of non-appointment of core staff for the ITAT

The CBDT has vide Office Order Nos. 166 of 2018 and 169 of 2018, dated 9th October 2018, ordered the transfers and postings of several officers in the grade of Commissioner of Income-tax.

The CBDT has vide Office Order No. 168 of 2018 dated 9th October 2018 stated that the President has extended the ad-hoc appointments of several Assistant Commissioners of Income-tax