Engagement of Counsels to represent I. T. Department Before lTAT, Mumbai

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF INCOME TAX (INTERNATIONALTAXATION)
107, Scindia House, N. M. Road, Ballard Pier,
Mumbai, 400 038

Confidential

DIT (IT) Sr. & Jr. Stand.Counsel. /08-09.

Dated: 30.9.2008

To.
All India Federation of Tax Practioners,
215, Rewa Chambers, 2nd floor,
31, New Marine Lines,
Mumbai – 400 020.

Sub: Engagement of Sr. Standing Counsels and Jr. Standing Counsels to represent Income Tax Department Before lTAT, Mumbai

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), New Delhi desires to engage Senior Standing Counsels and Junior Standing Counsels for representing l. T. Department before Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai, for various reasons. For this purpose, the Chief Commissioner of Income-tax Mumbai ha s been authorised to draw a panel of standing counsels comprising a maximum of two Senior Standing Counsels and two Junior Standing Counsels for each bench. In this regard qualification of counsels has been indicated by the CBDT as under:

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A. Junior Standing Counsel: In order to be eligible for appointment as Junior Standing Counsels a person should

i. be enrolled/ registered as an advocate with the High Court.

ii. Have a minimum experience of three years handling preferably direct tax matters before High Courts or Tribunals.

OR

Have been officer of the Income Tax Department who retired / resigned from the post of Additional CIT or below and is enrolled/ registered as an advocate in the High Court

Provided that he has not been removed/ dismissed or compulsorily retired from service on account of disciplinary action against him and no disciplinary proceedings under Service rules or pension rules is pen ding against him.

B. Senior Standing Counsels In order to be eligible for appointment as Senior Standing Counsels a person should

i. be en rolled / registered as an advocate with the High Court.

ii. Have a minimum experience of five years handling preferably direct tax matters before High Courts or Tribunals

OR

Have been a junior standing counsel of the department for three years.

OR

Have been officer of the Income Tax Department who retired / resigned from the post of Commissioner of Income-tax or above or retired/ resigned as Member/Chairman of ITAT/ Settlement Commission and is enrolled/ registered as an advocate in the High Court.

Provided that he has not been removed/ dismissed or compulsorily retired from service on account of disciplinary action against him and no disciplinary proceedings under Service rules or pension rules is pending against him.

The appointment would be for a period of three years, which can be renewed as per terms of appointment agreed upon. Details of eligibility criteria, terms and conditions of appointment can be obtained from the office of the undersigned.

Proforma -A for making application is enclosed.

You are requested to circulate it among the members of your Association.

(GIRISH DAVE
Director of Income-tax,
(International Taxation),
Mumbai.
Encl.: As above.

Click here to see the Schedule of Fees payable to the Counsels by the Department.


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