ITAT Judicial Member Appointed For Fixed Term Of Three Years After High Court’s Directive

Ms. Madhumita Roy has been appointed Judicial Member in the ITAT by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). The appointment is for a period of three years or till her attaining the age of 62 years, whichever is earlier.

The appointment is under the new “Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience and other Conditions of Service of Members) Rules, 2017” under which ITAT Members are entitled to receive a monthly salary of Rs. 2,25,000 per month.

It may be recalled that the said Rules are presently under challenge in the Supreme Court and various High Courts.

Ms. Madhumita Roy had earlier been found ineligible by the ACC for appointment as a Member of the ITAT on the ground that she did not submit the income tax return for the year 2010-2011. The same was confirmed by the CAT. However, the Calcutta High Court held that this finding was erroneous. It directed the ACC to consider Ms. Madhumita Roy’s candidature afresh for appointment to the post of Judicial Member under unreserved category.

We wish Ms. Madhumita Roy good luck in her post as Judicial Member.

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