22.11.2023: Finance Ministry, GST Council and CBIC fail to file Reply in Supreme Court

In the case related to seeking permission for filing revised return under GST regime, respondents Union finance ministry, GST Council of India and Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) failed to file the reply within the stipulated 30 days before the double bench of Supreme Court, on Monday.

One of the Senior advocate took the initiative to file a petitioner in person (PIP) regarding the matter. This legal move transpired before the esteemed double bench, presided over by Justice BV Nagarathna and Justice Ujjawal Bhuyan at the Supreme Court.

The pivotal development occurred on October 20, 2023, when the double bench conscientiously issued notices to the respondents implicated in the case. The bench, exercising its due diligence, directed the respondents to furnish their replies within a stipulated timeframe of 30 days. This legal process marks a significant step in the ongoing proceedings, underscoring the court's commitment to ensuring a thorough examination of the matter at hand.

He said that as of November 20, i.e. Monday, none of the three had filed their reply. He said that he was planning to present an oral submission before the court.

In the petition, he had demanded that similar to other tax regimes and earlier indirect tax regime, the tax payers of GST should also be allowed to file a revised return.

Source: The Free Press Journal

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