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ANNEXURE - EXTRACTS FROM THE CUSTOMS ACT, 1962 (52 OF 1962) - Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2021

Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2021
Chapter ANNEXURE
ANNEXURE - Extracts of Acts
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EXTRACTS FROM THE CUSTOMS ACT, 1962 (52 OF 1962)

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CHAPTER VB

ADVANCE RULINGS

Definitions.

28E. In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires,-

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(ba) Appellate Authority means the Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961.);

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(f) Chairperson means the Chairperson of the Appellate Authority;

(g) Member means a Member of the Appellate Authority and includes the Chairperson; and

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Customs Authority for Advance Rulings.

28EA. (1) The Board may, for the purposes of giving advance rulings under this Act, by notification, appoint an officer of the rank of Principal Commissioner of Customs or Commissioner of Customs to function as a Customs Authority for Advance Rulings:

Provided that till the date of appointment of the Customs Authority for Advance Rulings, the existing Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961.) shall continue to be the Authority for giving advance rulings for the purposes of this Act.

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Authority for advance rulings.

28F. (1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Authority for Advance Rulings constituted under section 245-O of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961.) shall be Appellate Authority for deciding appeal under this Chapter and the said Appellate Authority shall exercise the jurisdiction, powers and authority conferred on it by or under this Act:

Provided that the Member from the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), who is qualified to be a Member of the Board, shall be the revenue Member of the Appellate Authority for the purposes of this Act.

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Appeal.

28KA. (1) Any officer authorised by the Board, by notification, or the applicant may file an appeal to the Appellate Authority against any ruling or order passed by the Authority, within sixty days from the date of the communication of such ruling or order, in such form and manner as may be prescribed:

Provided that where the Appellate Authority is satisfied that the appellant was prevented by sufficient cause from presenting the appeal within the period so specified, it may allow a further period of thirty days for filing such appeal.

(2) The provisions of sections 28-I and 28J shall, mutatis mutandis, apply to the appeal under this section.

Powers of Authority or Appellate Authority.

28L. (1) The Authority or Appellate Authority shall, for the purpose of exercising its powers regarding discovery and inspection, enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him on oath, issuing commissions and compelling production of books of account and other records, have all the powers of a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908.).

(2) The Authority or Appellate Authority shall be deemed to be a civil court for the purposes of section 195, but not for the purposes of Chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974.), and every proceeding before the Authority or Appellate Authority shall be deemed to be a judicial proceeding within the meaning of sections 193 and 228, and for the purpose of section 196, of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860.).

Procedure for Authority and Appellate Authority.

28M. (1) The Authority shall follow such procedure as may be prescribed.

(2) The Appellate Authority shall, subject to the provisions of this Chapter, have power to regulate its own procedure in all matters arising out of the exercise of its powers and authority under this Act.

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