Supreme Court to have special bench from next week to deal with tax cases: CJI. Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud who is the Chief Justice of India (CJI) has announced yet another change to the supreme court. On Wednesdays and Fridays, a unique bench will only hear cases involving direct and indirect sales taxes, according to the CJI.
The Chief Justice of India (CJI), named Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, announced Tuesday that the Supreme Court would have a unique bench to handle only tax cases starting the following week.
He informed a group of attorneys gathered in his court hall to request hearing dates that “there will be a special bench to deal with direct and also indirect sales tax matters solely” starting the following week on Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Chief Justice of India, who also assumed office on November 9, made a decision that is more consistent with the main action taken by a previous CJI, justice HL Dattu, who, in the early months of 2015, also established a bench that would only hear tax cases in main recognition of the need to lessen the backlog of main cases before the Supreme Court.
Justices AK Sikri and also Rohinton F. Nariman were mostly two experienced practitioners of tax law who served on the tax bench at the time. This bench produced about 200 tax law judgments in less than a year, illustrating its success. The total number of tax judgments handed down in 2015 was the highest for a single year since 2007. This allowed for resolving over 500 connected cases involving related legal issues.
“Considering the direction the Supreme Court might give the litigant and the revenue authorities for upcoming years and other pending cases, this is a welcome move. In addition to assisting lawyers who practice in multiple courts with scheduling, it will help reduce backlogs across the nation’s courts, according to advocate Abhishek A. Rastogi of the law firm Rastogi Chambers.
A resolution to hear ten bail cases and ten transfer petitions each day of the week was also adopted at a main SC’s full court meeting on November 15. Justice Chandrachud also said last week that matters of personal liberty would be prioritized under the new system as he informed the attorneys of the meeting.
On Friday, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) emphasized that it has been decided to prioritize petitions from people who have spent time in jail or fear losing their freedom soon.
“All benches shall hear ten bail matters per day after ten transfer petitions; these matters affect personal liberty, and we will prioritize them. After hearing these 20 cases, all of the courts will resume their regular boards, he said.
Justice Chandrachud also informed attorneys of the measures he had taken to simplify the listing process and introduce the utmost transparency into how cases are listed in the highest court. In addition to all matters registered on Wednesday, Thursday, and also Friday will be listed for issues noted on Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday for cases reported on Friday for points listed the following Friday.
Supreme Court: No Income Tax For Those Making Under Rs. 8 Lakhs Per Year, Perpetuating a Petition; Central Government Notice
Kannur Seenivasan, a member of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), has submitted a petition to the
Because of the most recent SC’s decision concerning the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) reservation, the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, Seenivasan, has argued that, in light of a SC’s decision stating that families with a gross annual income of less than Rs 8 lakhs qualify as EWS, there is no justification for the government to collect income tax from people earning above Rs 2.5 lakhs annually.
A notice regarding the case has been issued to the federal government by the Madurai Bench. Seenivasan, an agriculturalist and member of the DMK Assets Protection Council, requested that a section of the Finance Act 2022 states that individuals earning more than Rs 2.5 lakh annually must pay income tax, be declared “ultra vires” through the petition, according to Live Law.
He cited the SC’s most recent decision in the Janhit Abhiyan v. Union of India case upholding the constitutionality of the 103rd Amendment. The court’s decision, in this case, gave the government permission to set aside 10% of all reservations for EWS.
The family’s gross income must be less than or equal to Rs 7,99,999 to qualify for the EWS category. Given the circumstances, Seenivasan argued that the government shouldn’t be permitted to collect income tax from people who earn up to Rs 8 lakhs because they would also be considered to be economically weak. To handle cases involving criminal appeals, land acquisition, motor vehicle accident claims, and direct and indirect taxes, the SC will have four unique benches starting the following week, according to Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud.
Justice Surya Kant will preside over the bench that hears land acquisition cases.
On Wednesdays and Thursdays, a unique bench will be convened only to hear cases involving direct and indirect taxes, as the CJI had previously stated.
In other words, the petition argued that the SC’s protection of fundamental rights was violated when the government collected taxes from someone making Rs 2.50 lakh per year.
The Ministries of Law and also Justice, Finance, and Personnel were notified, and the case was adjourned for two weeks by a bench of justices R Mahadevan and J Sathya Narayana Prasad.