The CBDT has issued a directive dated 15th January 2018 on the issue of withdrawal of low tax effect appeals as stipulated in Circular No.3 of 2018 dated 11th July 2018
NEENA KUMAR, IRS
MEMBER, CBDT & Special Secretary to the Government of India
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Finance/Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North Block, New Delhi-110001
Tele Fax : 011-23092791
the 15th January, 2019
All Pr. Chief Commissioners of Income Tax (Except Delhi, Mumbai Kochi,Nagpur)
Sub.: Withdrawal of Appeals from ITAT and HC – Circular No.3 of 2018.
As you are aware that Litigation Management is one of the prime areas of focus of Central Government. Circular No.3 of 2018 which substantially enhanced monetary limits of filing departmental appeals was issued towards the same objective.
2. Vide Board’s D.O. dated 16.07.2018 and various letters subsequently, the status of withdrawal of appeals from ITAT and HC in pursuance to the Circular was ascertained from each CCA region. Based on the data received till date (as compiled in the chart enclosed), substantial scope of withdrawal of identified appeals exists. In this regard, kindly ensure that immediate efforts are made to arrange personal meetings with senior officials of regi8try of ITAT and High Court so that the appeal withdrawal process is completed quickly. Entire exercise of withdrawal of appeals must conclude by January end and withdrawal figures intimated to the Board on email at firstname.lastname@example.org latest by 31st January, 2019 in the format prescribed.