ITAT Indore Bench Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Golden Jubilee Celebration of Indore Bench of ITAT organized by Tax Bar at Tribunal, Indore on 22nd June 2019

The idea of Golden Jubilee celebration of setting of Indore Bench of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal was conceived during the 78th Foundation Day of ITAT event on 25th January 2019.

Tax Bar at Tribunal, Indore caught on the idea and worked extensively with the Hon’ble Judicial Member Shri Kul Bharat and Hon’ble Accountant Member Shri Manish Borad to bring it into reality.

His lordship Hon’ble President ITAT, Justice Shri P.P. Bhatt and Hon’ble Vice President – Ahmedabad Zone, Shri Pramod Kumar guided and mentored the execution to the minutest detail.

Indore Bench of ITAT was set up on 2nd June 1969 and completed glorious 50 years discharging its function efficaciously and effectively in the justice delivery mechanism on direct tax matters. There have been several landmark decisions which have held their fort right up to the Apex Court.

The theme of the event was conceptualised as “Road Travelled and the Road Ahead…”.

Everything was worked around this theme with thematic approach on all aspect of creating an event logo, invitation cards, souvenir and Bar members directory, video presentation, guests introduction, symposium for all the stakeholders which included professionals, Department authorities and students, banquet ambience, mementos to the guests, gifts to the Bar members of tie and lapel pin.

Standing left to right are
1. CA Vijay Bansal, Treasurer, Tax Bar
2. Adv. Girish Agrawal, Organizing Secretary, Tax Bar
3. Hon’ble Judicial Member, ITAT Indore, Shri Kul Bharat
4. Hon’ble Pr. CCIT, MP & CG, Shri A.K. Chauhan
5. Hon’ble Vice President, Mumbai Zone, Shri G.S. Pannu
6. Hon’ble President ITAT, Justice Shri P.P. Bhatt
7. Hon’ble Vice President, Ahmedabad Zone, Shri Pramod Kumar
8. Hon’ble Accountant Member, ITAT Indore, Shri Manish Borad
9. CA S.S. Deshpande, President, Tax Bar
10. Sr. Adv. Sumit Nema, Hon. Secretary, Tax Bar
11. CA Hitesh Mehta, Souvenir Committee, Tax Bar
12. Adv. Hitesh Chimnani, Executive Committee Member, Tax Bar

Hon’ble President ITAT, Justice Shri P.P. Bhatt presided over the function as the Chief Guest who was joined by Hon’ble Vice President – Ahmedabad Zone Shri Pramod Kumar and Vice President – Mumbai Zone Shri G.S. Pannu and Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, MP & CG Shri A.K. Chauhan.

All the Hon’ble Members of ITAT from Ahmedabad Zone, Hon’ble current and past Members ITAT who had been posted at Indore Bench, all attended the function and made it an unforgettable experience for all.

A video presentation showcasing 50 glorious years of Indore Bench of ITAT made everyone nostalgic and led to an overdrive of emotions.

Shri SS Deshpande, President, Tax Bar welcomed all the guests. Shri Girish Agrawal, Organizing Secretary, Tax Bar took all through the entire event with everlasting impressions and Shri Sumit Nema, Secretary extended hearty vote of thanks to all in making it a grand success in the history of set up of ITAT.

Speaking at the Golden Jubilee function, Hon’ble President ITAT, Justice Shri P.P. Bhatt who inaugurated the e-court of Indore Bench said e-courts prove to be a milestone in the judiciary. He assured for the setting up of own infrastructure for Indore Bench of ITAT very soon with land already having been identified and proposal underway for further approvals.

Both the Hon’ble Vice Presidents also addressed on the occasion and expressed their best wishes for the functioning of Indore Bench of ITAT.

A souvenir cum directory was released on the occasion along with holding of blood donation camp, plantation at CA Garden and a Press Conference by the Hon’ble President ITAT, Justice Shri P.P. Bhatt.

This event of Golden Jubilee celebration of setting up and functioning of a bench of ITAT has created a landmark in the history of ITAT since 1941 with a high level of bench-marking for the ensuing years.

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