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2023 (3) TMI 608 - AT - Income Tax
Insolvency proceedings - continuation of proceedings in respect to a claim, which is not a part of the resolution plan - Assessment proceedings u/s 143 (3) of Income-tax Act on corporate debtor for a period which was squarely covered by resolution plan as approved by NCLT - HELD THAT:- From the above findings of Hon`ble High Court of Telangana in the case of Sirpur Paper Mills Ltd [2022 (1) TMI 977 - TELANGANA, HIGH COURT] it is vivid that all claims, which are not a part of resolution plan, shall stand extinguished and no person will be entitled to initiate or continue any proceedings in respect to a claim, which is not a part of the resolution plan. We also note that provisions of section 238 of the IBC which clearly says that provisions of IBC shall have an overriding effect over all other laws. This, if there is any doubt, section 238 IBC makes it abundantly clear that provisions of the IBC would prevail over the Income Tax Act.
In the order the ld NCLT has already appointed Interim Resolution Professional (IRP). We find that ld IRP had not impleaded himself to represent the assessee-company in the present appeal, hence, in view of Section 14 of I & B code there cannot be any continuation of any pending proceedings before this Tribunal.
Hence, we deem it fit to dismiss the appeal of the Assessee and all appeals of Revenue, as not maintainable in the present format. However, liberty is given to the IRP or his successor in interest to implead himself on behalf of the assessee company by filing a Miscellaneous Application before us, if he so desires, at later stage, in which event these appeals shall be restored. Likewise, liberty is given to Revenue to file Miscellaneous Application before us, if the Revenue so desires, at later stage, in which event these appeals shall be restored. With these observations, the appeal of the Assessee and all appeals of Revenue are hereby dismissed as not maintainable in the present format.