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Clause 78 - Amendment of section 255. - FINANCE BILL, 2021

Chapter III
DIRECT TAXES - Income-tax
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Amendment of section 255.

78. In section 255 of the Income-tax Act, after sub-section (6), the following sub-sections shall be inserted, namely: ––

“(7) The Central Government may make a scheme, by notification in the Official Gazette, for the purposes of disposal of appeals by the Appellate Tribunal so as to impart greater efficiency, transparency and accountability by-

(a) eliminating the interface between the Appellate Tribunal and parties to the appeal in the course of appellate proceedings to the extent technologically feasible;

(b) optimising utilisation of the resources through economies of scale and functional specialisation;

(c) introducing an appellate system with dynamic jurisdiction. 

(8) The Central Government may, for the purposes of giving effect to the scheme made under sub-section (7), by notification in the Official Gazette, direct that any of the provisions of this Act shall not apply to such scheme or shall apply with such exceptions, modifications and adaptations as may be specified in the said notification:

Provided that no such direction shall be issued after the 31st day of March, 2023.

(9) Every notification issued under sub-section (7) and sub-section (8) shall, as soon as may be after the notification is issued, be laid before each House of Parliament.”.



Notes on Clauses:

Clause 78 of the Bill seeks to amend the section 255 of the Income-tax Act relating to procedure of Appellate Tribunal.

It is proposed to insert sub-sections (7), (8) and (9) in the said section so as to, inter alia, provide for a scheme, by notification in the Official Gazette, for the disposal of appeals under that section.

This amendment will take effect from lst April, 2021.

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