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2023 (3) TMI 768 - AT - Income Tax
Exemption of leave encashment u/s 10(10AA)(ii) - rectification order u/s 154 passed wherein exemption claimed on leave encashment was reduced to the extent of Rs. 3 lakh only - assessee had been in service under the Department of Telecommunication, Govt. of India and his stamps of appointment and pay-scale were governed by the Central Govt. Rules and assessee was absorbed in MTNL, a Govt. of India Undertaking, w.e.f 01.10.2000 vide order dated 19.01.2004 - HELD THAT:- Identical to the issue raised before coordinate bench of Mumbai ITAT in case of Shri Babul Patel vs. ITO [2019 (2) TMI 2069 - ITAT MUMBAI] where the issue was decided in favour of the assessee by observing as under:
As per the provisions of section 10(10AA)(i) of the Act, the assessee is entitled for exemption on the amount of leave encashment of leave earned during the period before absorption in MTNL as per section 10(10AA)(i) of the Act as applicable to Central Govt. because before that date he was employee of Govt. of India that the Central Government. The amount of leave encashment in respect of leave accrued after absorption in MTNL will be governed by the exemption as per section 10(10AA)(ii) of the Act - facts are clearly in favour of assessee and for 263 days of leave as on the date of absorption was available to the assessee, which was earned and unutilized from Government service i.e. Central Government and will be governed by 10(10AA)(i) of the Act. The balance 37 days of leave earned is from MTNL and will be governed as per the provisions of section 10(10AA)(ii) of the Act. Accordingly, allow the appeal of the assessee and direct the AO to re-compute the exemption proportionately as directed above
Before us, no material has been placed on record either by the Revenue to demonstrate that the decision of Tribunal as discussed above has been set aside/stayed or overruled by the Higher Judicial Authorities. Before me, no material was placed on record to point out any distinguishing feature in the facts of the case of the assessee and case mentioned above. Thus, respectfully following the order the Mumbai Tribunal as mentioned/discussed above, we hereby directed the AO to allow 100% exemption of leave encashment received on account of employment with Department of telecommunication i.e. Rs. 6,85,115/- under the provision of section 10(10AA)(i) of the Act whereas for remaining amount the AO is directed to calculate the exemption as per the provision of section 10(10AA)(ii) of the Act. Thus, the ground of appeal raised by the Assessee is hereby partly allowed.