Eminent Senior Advocate & Tax Expert Is Law Minister

We are pleased to announce that eminent senior advocate Shri Ashwani Kumar has been appointed the Law Minister of India. Shri. Ashwani Kumar is well versed with income-tax matters and has appeared in several landmark matters such as Topman Exports vs. CIT 247 CTR (SC) 353 & Vikas Kalra vs. CIT 247 CTR (SC) 382 (DEPB & s. 80HHC). He has also been a member of the consultative committee for the Ministry of Finance and is well aware of the problems facing income-tax assessees.

The Bar Association shall shortly approach the Hon’ble Law Minister with a request that the following long-standing issues raised by the Bar be addressed at the earliest:

(i) Appointment of a permanent President for the Tribunal as well as filling up the vacancies in the posts of Sr. Vice Presidents and Vice Presidents;

(ii) Judicial inquiry into the issues raised by the Bar in its letter dated 9.3.2012 regarding alleged corruption in the Tribunal;

(iii) Increase in the age limits for Judges & Tribunal Members from 62 years to 65 years.

We wish the Hon’ble Minister good luck in the new posting.

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