From the following week, the SC will have a dedicated bench to handle tax cases: CJI
Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, the Chief Justice of India (CJI), has announced yet another change to the Supreme Court.
Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, the Chief Justice of India (CJI), declared on Tuesday that the Supreme Court will set up a special bench to hear exclusively tax issues beginning the next week.
He informed a gathering of attorneys who had gathered in his court hall to request hearing dates that “there will be a special bench to deal with direct and indirect sales tax problems only” starting the following week on Wednesdays and Fridays.
In order to reduce the backlog of cases before the Supreme Court, the Chief Justice of India, who took office on November 9, made a decision that is consistent with the action taken by a previous CJI, justice HL Dattu, who in the early months of 2015 established a bench that would only hear tax cases.
Justices AK Sikri and Rohinton F.On the tax bench at the time were two seasoned tax law practitioners named Nariman. This bench’s success can be seen in the 200 tax law decisions it generated in less than a year. The total number of tax judgments handed out in 2015 was the most for a single year since 2007, and this allowed for the resolution of over 500 connected cases with related legal issues.
“Considering the direction the Supreme Court might provide the litigant and the revenue authorities for upcoming years and other pending cases, this is a commendable move. In addition to assisting lawyers who practise in many courts with scheduling, it will help minimise backlogs across the nation’s courts, according to advocate Abhishek A. Rastogi of the law firm Rastogi Chambers.
The Supreme Court’s entire court met on November 15 and decided to hear 10 bail cases and 10 transfer requests per day of the week. As he told the attorneys of the meeting last week, Justice Chandrachud stated that under the new approach, personal liberty issues will be given priority.
It has been determined to give priority to petitions from those who have served time in jail or who fear going to jail, the Chief Justice of India (CJI) emphasised on Friday. losing their freedom soon.
“All benches shall hear 10 bail proceedings per day after 10 transfer petitions; they are matters affecting personal liberty, and we will give them priority. After hearing these 20 cases, all of the courts will resume their regular boards, he said.
Additionally, Justice Chandrachud informed lawyers of the steps he had taken to streamline the listing procedure and bring the highest level of openness to the way cases are listed in the supreme court. Additionally, the following Monday will display the matters registered on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday for the matters registered on Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday for the matters registered on Friday for matters listed the following Friday.