Category: Transfers/apptts

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.

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

The All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (AIFTP) has filed an Impleadment application on March 08, 2021, before the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Madras Bar Association v. UOI &Anr 2020 SCC OnLine SC 962.. With a view to fill the vacancy in the Hon’ble ITAT and thereby improve the efficiency of the Tribunal, this intervenor application has been filed with a humble prayer to appoint the Honourable Members of the ITAT as per the Direction of the Honourable Supreme Court

Pursuant to the consultations with the Collegium of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, consisting of the President and two senior most Vice Presidents, seven Hon’ble Members have, vide order dated 11th December 2020, been transferred in the same capacity to the respective Benches, on account of administrative exigencies and in public interest, with immediate effect

Pursuant to a Notification issued by the Ministry of Law & Justice, the term of a Vice President and a Member in the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) has been extended

Pursuant to the consultations with the Collegium of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, consisting of the President and two senior most Vice Presidents, the following Honble Members have been transferred in the same capacity to the respective Benches, in public interest, with immediate effect i.e. from 20th August, 2020

Pursuant to the consultations with the Collegium of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal consisting of the President and two senior most Vice Presidents, the following Honble Members are hereby transferred in the same capacity to the respective Benches, in public interest with immediate effect from 4th March, 2020

A Writ Petition has been filed before the Hon’ble Bombay High Court by the All India Federation of Tax Practitioners (AIFTP) to challenge the constitutional validity of the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualifications , Experience and other conditions of Service of Members) Rules, 2020

It was reported in December 2019 that the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the proposal of the Department of Legal Affairs for appointment of three officers to the posts of Vice-President in the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT). The posting orders of the said three Vice-Presidents is as follows