Month: September 2021

Justice (Retd) R. V. Easwar, who was also a President of the ITAT, has taken strong exception to the appointment of Vice-President No.7 as the Officiating President and the superseding of six Vice-Presidents. “This is the first instance of a Vice-President who is junior to at least six Vice-Presidents to be given charge as Officiating President. Though, technically, the Act does not say that the rule of seniority of the Vice-Presidents has to be followed, it is well-established that there must be strong reasons, which must be disclosed, if the person appointed supersedes six Vice-Presidents,” he has said.

Upon the completion of term of office of Mr. Justice P.P. Bhatt as President, ITAT, the Ministry of Law and Justice has, vide Order dated 5th September 2021, assigned to Shri G. S. Pannu, Vice-President, ITAT, New Delhi, the charge of Officiating President of the ITAT. Hon’ble Shri Pannu is 7th on the list of Vice-Presidents.

Shri Vijay H Patil, Advocate, Supreme Court, has left for heavenly abode on 20 August 2021. His contribution to the tax profession and, more particularly towards ITAT as an Institution as well as our Association, is immense. In honour of and as a mark of our respect towards Late Mr V. H. Patil, our Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Bar Association, Mumbai, has organized a FulI Court Reference on Tuesday, 7 September 2021 at 4.00 p.m. in Court Room No. 1, 3rd Floor, Old CGO Building, M. K. Marg, Mumbai 400020. Hon’ble Vice-President, Mumbai Zone Shri Pramod Kumar will preside over the Full Court Reference

Justice P. P. Bhatt, Honourable President of the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) who assumed charge of Office of President, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal on October 24, 2018 is attaining his superannuation