2018 Taxo.online 314
W.P.No.22941 of 2018 dated 04.09.2018
M/s.EAP INFRASTRUCTURES PRIVATE LIMITED
THE PRINCIPAL CHIEF COMMISSIONER
Central Goods and Service Tax Act, 2017
In favour of assessee
Represented by: –
Petitioner: – Mr.C.Sivasubramanian
Respondent: – Mr.V.Sundareswaran
Mr.V.Sundareswaran, learned Senior Panel Counsel takes notice for the respondents 1, 3 & 4. Mr.M.Hariharan, learned Additional Government Pleader (Tax) for the second respondent.
2. The present writ petition is filed seeking mandamus directing the first respondent to enable the petitioner to file GST Tran-I declaration electronically and in accordance with law.
3. The grievance of the petitioner before this Court is that in pursuant to the introduction of GST, certain input tax credit entitled to the petitioner, cannot be availed, in view of some lack of clarity in the new transition provisions under the GST Act. Therefore, it is contended that the petitioner finds it difficult in taking those credit, while giving effect to the transition provisions under the GST Act.
4. This Court has already considered similar grievance expressed by the similarly situated persons and disposed of those writ petitions on 21.08.2018 in W.P.Nos.21321 to 21323 of 2018, by issuing certain directions.
5. The learned counsel appearing for the petitioner submitted that similar directions may be issued in the petitioner’s case as well.
6. Mr.V.Sundareswaran, the learned Senior Panel Counsel for the respondents 1, 3 & 4 though submitted that similar directions may be issued in this case as well, he requested this Court to make it clear that the petitioner is entitled to the benefits by way of directions issued by this Court, only when they have made genuine attempt in uploading the FORM GST TRANS 1.
7. Needless to say that it is for the petitioner to place all the material facts including their attempt made to upload FORM GST TRANS 1, while making an application. Accordingly, this Writ Petition is disposed of without expressing any view on the merits of the matter, only with the following directions:
(a) The writ petitioner shall submit their application in accordance with the circular dated 03.04.2018 within a period of two weeks from the date of receipt of a copy of this order to the Assessing Officer/Jurisdictional Officer/GST Officer.
(b) On receipt of such application, the Assessing Officer/Jurisdictional Officer/GST Officer is directed to forward the application to the Nodal Officer within a period of one week.
(c) The Nodal Officer in consultation with the GSTN shall take note of the grievance expressed by the petitioner/Assessee and forward the same to the Grievance Committee, which in turn would take an appropriate decision in the matter as expeditiously as possible, in any event, within a period of six weeks thereafter.