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2023 (9) TMI 638 - ORISSA HIGH COURT
Interpretation of statute - whether in presence of a specific provision, the general provision can have the sway or whether in presence of a specific provision in a tax statute, can a Court embank on interpretation by taking aid from the subsequent statute or not? - HELD THAT:- By enacting the notification dated 08.02.1999 the State has clearly excluded bran from exemption as provided by Section 30-D. In terms of the specific provision, barn is exigible to sale tax @ 4% Where the tax statute is clear, unambiguous and direct, the court is not generally called upon to interpret such statute. Court has to act upon the literal provision only. As such, the observation, based on which the order of the First Appellate Court was reversed by the Tribunal, is un-called for and the interpretation made by the Tribunal is not only unwarranted in the present context but is also inappropriate.
The impugned order is quashed - petition allowed.