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The CBDT has vide Circular No. 24/2019 dated 09.09.2019 specified the procedure for identification and processing of cases for prosecution under Direct Tax Laws. The CBDT has specified detailed criteria to ensure that only deserving cases get prosecuted. The objective is to ensure that while habitual defaulters are not spared, casual offenders where the amounts involved is less than Rs. 25 lakh are not harassed

The CBDT has issued an order dated 2nd July 2018 by which it has appointed special counsels to represent the Income-tax department in cases relating to International Tax and Transfer Pricing before various judicial fora at Delhi, Bengalure and Mumbai. The Special Counsel are entitled to appearance fees, conference fees and fees for drafting written submissions etc. They are also entitled to reimbursement of Air Expenses (Executive Class) and lodging & boarding expenses

Vide Office Order No. 347/2012 dated 21.8.2012, the Ministry of Finance has intimated that the President of India has appointed Dr. Poonam Kishore Saxena, presently member, Central Board of Direct Taxes (“CBDT”), as Chairperson of the CBDT in the Department of Revenue, Minstry of Finance, in the pay scale of Rs. 80,000 (fixed) with the status of Special Secretary to the Government of India

Vide Order No. 2/FT&TR/2011 dated 24th March 2011, the CBDT has revised the territorial jurisdiction of the Dispute Resolution Panels across the Country. See also: DRP Constitution w.e.f 12.01.2011

Vide Order No. 1/FT & TR 2011 dated 12.01.2011, the Central Board of Direct Taxes has constituted 12 Dispute Resolution Panels to sit at various locations across the Country

To address the scathing criticism of the Finance Minister about the mindless litigation undertaken by the Department, the CBEC has issued detailed instructions to streamline the filing of appeals by the department. The CBEC has directed the officers to scrupulously follow the instructions contained in the circular and threatened that deviations would be viewed seriously.

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The following two Orders are available: Source:

In supersession of earlier instruction on this subject, the Board has decided to lay down the following parameters for allocation of work between the CIT [DRs] and the Sr. DRs. for representation before ITAT.

Revision of monetary limits for filing appeals by the Department before Income tax Appellate Tribunals, High Courts and Supreme Court- measures for reducing litigation.