Pursuant to the severe strictures passed by the Courts in CIT vs. Sairang Developers (Bom High Court) and ITO vs. Growel Energy Co. Ltd (ITAT Mumbai) regarding the mindless manner in which appeals are filed by the department, without regard to the harassment caused to the taxpayers, the CBDT has issued an Office Memorandum dated 17.07.2014 by which a Committee to study the appellate orders to examine the filing of appeals by the department has been set up. The Committee comprises of six high-level officers and they have been given clear and detailed terms of reference. The object of the Committee is to appraise the efficacy of existing dispute resolution forums of CsIT (A) & ITAT and to suggest steps to reduce litigation before these forums. The Committee is expected to submit its report within 8 weeks from the date of its constitution.
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