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2023 (3) TMI 275 - HC - CST, VAT & Sales Tax
Jurisdiction - suo motu revisional power of the Additional Commissioner of Sales Tax - Was the exercise of the suo motu revisional power by the Additional Commissioner of Sales Tax (Revenue) by way of the impugned order dated 10th May, 2016 under Section 18(1) of the Odisha Entry Tax Act, 1999 (OET Act) without jurisdiction inasmuch as an appeal filed against the Assessment Order sought to be revised, was already pending at the instance of the Assessee? - barred by time limitation or not.
HELD THAT:- It is a settled legal position that the suo motu revisional proceeding has to be concluded not beyond five years from the original order of assessment.
This Court has interpreted a similar provision contained in Section 23(1) of the Odisha Sales Tax Act, 1947 read with Rule 80 of the Odisha Sales Tax Rules, 1947 in the cases of M/S. SAGARMAL AGARWALLA VERSUS COMMISSIONER OF SALES TAX, ORISSA, CUTTACK AND 2 OTHERS [2018 (1) TMI 868 - ORISSA HIGH COURT] and vide Order dated 10th July, 2019 passed in the case of P.P. RICE MILLS VERSUS SPECIAL ADDITIONAL COMMISSIONER OF SALES TAX = [2019 (7) TMI 1969 - ORISSA HIGH COURT] - In P.P. Rice Mills, this Court held that On reading of the Rule in a joint manner would make it clear that for revising an order within a period of three years after providing opportunity to the assessee and calling for the records, the revision order itself has to be passed within a period of three years.
The impugned order dated 10th May, 2016 of the Additional Commissioner is hereby set aside - the questions framed by this Court are answered in favour of the Appellant-Dealer and against the Department - appeal allowed.