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2016 (5) TMI 3 - GUJARAT HIGH COURT

2016 (5) TMI 3 - GUJARAT HIGH COURT - TMI - Refund of un-utilized input tax credit - Review and Revision u/s 75 of the GVAT Act - writ petition - remedy of appeal under section 73 of the GVAT Act - earlier the court had vacated the order to withheld the refund u/s 39 - revenue contended that direction to disburse the refund adversely affects the State Government - Held that:- apart from the fact that this is a submission on the merits of the main petition, it is a matter of record that in the or .....

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no new or important matter or evidence which after the exercise of due diligence could not be produced on record has been produced, nor has any error apparent on the face of the record been shown. For the reasons recorded hereinabove, no other sufficient reason for exercise of review jurisdiction can be stated to have been made out. In the absence of any of ingredients for invoking powers of review as contemplated under rule 1 of Order XLVII of the Code of Civil Procedure being satisfied, the ap .....

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. By this application, the applicant seeks review of the judgment and order dated 8.3.2016 passed by this court in Special Civil Application No.10966 of 2015. 2. It is the case of the applicant, as averred in the application, that the respondent herein had presented the captioned petition challenging the order dated 3.7.2015 passed by the Deputy Commissioner of Commercial Tax, Range 13, Nadiad and had prayed for disbursement of refund along with interest forthwith in terms of the provisional ref .....

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tate of Gujarat and in the course of inter-state trade and commerce as well as for re-sale of the same within the State of Gujarat. That it was the case of the respondent that it was unable to utilise the entire amount of input tax credit availed on purchase of the cigarettes had, therefore, filed a provisional refund claim for ₹ 1,69,68,477/- on 17.11.2014 for the assessment period 1.7.2014 to 30.9.2014. It was the case of the respondent that he had submitted the requisite documents to sh .....

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15, the authorities by an order dated 10.3.2015 directed the Assistant Commissioner to sanction the provisional refund and, accordingly, the respondent approached the Assistant Commissioner of Commercial Tax, Nadiad to disburse the refund amount in the light of the orders dated 18.2.2015 and 10.3.2015. In the meanwhile, a show cause notice dated 22.5.2015 was issued calling upon the respondent to produce supportive documents with respect to its claim of provisional refund pursuant to which, the .....

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dated 23.2.2016 under section 75 of the GVAT Act have been issued to the respondent for reviewing and recalling the refund sanctioning orders dated 18.2.2015 and 10.3.2015 and that this court, by not considering the same, has directed the authorities to pay the claim of refund with respect of the amount of ₹ 1,69,68,477/-. Being aggrieved by the directions issued by this court to forthwith disburse refund along with interest to the original petitioner in terms of the provisional refund or .....

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fund sanctioning orders dated 18.2.2015 and 10.3.2015 in revision, and that exercise of such power was well within the period of limitation prescribed therefor. It was submitted that if, pursuant to the directions issued by this court, the amount payable under the refund sanctioning orders is paid to the respondent, the exercise of powers under section 75 of the GVAT Act would be rendered nugatory, inasmuch as, the orders dated 18.2.2015 and 10.3.2015 would stand implemented by then. It was subm .....

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the remedy of provision of revision under section 75 redundant at the very threshold. It was urged that the provisional refund order issued under section 37 of the GVAT Act for sanctioning the refund is an order giving rise to a refund, which was subject to proceedings of further investigation. The Deputy Commissioner was also of the opinion that due to fraudulent and false transactions, the revenue of the State is likely to be adversely affected and he had, therefore, exercised powers under se .....

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irection to the applicants to pay the said amount as claimed by the original petitioner as provisional refund as it would affect the statutory right of the State Government of resorting to the remedy of revision which has already been exercised by the concerned authority. It was reiterated that the order dated 8.3.2016 renders the statutory remedy available to the applicants redundant by giving directions to pay refund of the amount which the respondent is not entitled. 4.1 In support of her sub .....

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t or law by a court or even an advocate. It was submitted that in the facts of the present case, there was a misconception of fact, inasmuch as, the proceedings initiated under section 75 of the GVAT Act had not been taken into consideration and hence, the present case falls within the ambit of the review jurisdiction of this court as contemplated under Order 47 rule 1 of the Code. It was, accordingly, urged that the application deserves to be allowed and that the order dated 8.3.2016 passed by .....

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assed by this court hurts the applicants. It was submitted that the subsequent events referred to in the decision of the Supreme Court would not include the subsequent action taken by the applicants herein after the hearing of the petition. It was argued that the mere fact that the order passed by this court adversely affects the applicants is no ground for review thereof. It was, accordingly, urged that the application being devoid of merits, deserves to be dismissed. 6. This court has consider .....

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efund along with interest forthwith in terms of the provisional refund orders dated 18.2.2015 and 10.3.2015. This court, after considering the submissions advanced by the learned counsel for the respective parties, had, after considering the material on record, found that the ingredients of section 39 of the GVAT Act for resorting to the power of withholding the refund were not satisfied in the present case. The court, therefore, set aside the order passed under section 39 of the GVAT Act and di .....

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applicants on the anvil of the facts of the case, the record reveals that the captioned writ petition was heard from time to time, and by an order dated 29.2.2016, the matter was adjourned to 2.3.2016 for dictation of the judgment. It appears that while the court was in the midst of hearing of the petition, a notice came to be issued under section 75 of the GVAT for taking the refund sanctioning orders dated 18.2.2015 and 10.3.2015 in revision. It may be noted that the Deputy Commissioner of Com .....

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on which the further affidavit came to be filed, it is evident that no action had been taken for invoking the revisional jurisdiction as otherwise such fact would have been mentioned therein. In fact, even thereafter, no fact as regards invocation of powers under section 75 of the GVAT Act had been brought on record at any point of time, when the matter was heard by the court or even at the date when the judgment came to be dictated, either in writing or even orally. Except for the bald and vag .....

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basis divesting it of the subsequent events which have been brought on record in this application, it appears to be the case of the applicant that when an order sanctioning refund is passed by the concerned authority and the same is not implemented, then even if the dealer comes to the court seeking implementation of such order, the court should not exercise jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution of India and grant relief to the petitioner simply because under the GVAT Act the Commi .....

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VAT Act within a period of three years from the date of the order which is sought to be taken in revision, the same does not mean that for a period of three years from the date of such order the party cannot seek implementation of such order simply because the statute provides for taking such order in revision under section 75 of the GVAT Act. In the present case what clearly emerges is that during the course of hearing when it appeared that the order of withholding the refund is not likely to b .....

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en with this application. Thus, except for the bare assertion that proceedings have been initiated under section 75 of the GVAT Act, till date no document in support of such assertion has been placed on record. 9. It may be noted that what was subject-matter of challenge in the captioned petition was the order passed under section 39 of the GVAT Act seeking to withhold the provisional refund which was granted in favour of the original petitioner. The court set aside the order on the ground that .....

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upon instructions. Hence, the contention that the court had proceeded on a misconception of law or fact at the time of passing the order dated 8.3.2016 does not merit acceptance. Accordingly, the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Board of Control for Cricket in India v. Netaji Cricket Club (supra) on which reliance has been placed by the learned Assistant Government Pleader for the proposition that the words sufficient cause in Order 47 Rule 1 of the Code are wide enough to include a .....

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urt, the remedy lies elsewhere. Moreover, for the reasons that follow it is evident that the invocation of powers under section 75 of the GVAT Act is by way of an afterthought with a view to thwart the proceedings of the writ petition filed before this court and with a view to render the same futile. The record of the case reveals that notice was issued in the captioned petition on 9.7.2015 and the matter was adjourned from time to time. The Commissioner of Commercial Tax and the Deputy Commissi .....

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uch fact to the notice of the court. 11. As regards the contention that the respondent should be relegated to avail of the remedy of appeal under section 73 of the GVAT Act, such contention was also raised at the time of hearing of the captioned petition and has been duly dealt with in paragraph 6 of the order dated 8.3.2016 and hence, if the applicant is aggrieved thereby, it has to challenge the same before the higher forum. 12. It has also been submitted that the Deputy Collector was also of .....

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