Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched BSNL’s WiFi service at Jolly Grant Airport. Today he reached Dehradun and started wifi service. During this, he said that Uttarakhand is a very lovely state.
Such arrangements are necessary for the convenience of tourists. A large number of people including Minister of State Dhan Singh Rawat, Rekha Arya, BSNL General Manager Satish Sharma and Airport Director DK Sharma were present on the occasion.
Hearing of income tax promises will start from today
Hearing on promises related to income tax is being started in Dehradun from today itself. For this, the Income Tax Appellant Tribunal (ITAT) has set up a circuit bench in Doon, which will be inaugurated by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
ITAT President Justice PP Bhatt and Vice President GS Pannu informed the circuit bench. He informed that five appeals will be heard in this circuit bench with its opening today. Promises of less than Rs 50 lakh will be heard by a single bench and above that a double bench will hear.
The office of the Circuit Bench has been opened in the premises of Uttarakhand Sugar at Badripur Road in Jogiwala. All documents of about 900 appeals related to Uttarakhand have been sought from Delhi in this office. Till now, income tax promises were heard in Delhi from all over the state. For this, the taxpayers’ advocate / CA now had to visit Delhi.
At present, the tribunal will run five days in a month
Justice PP Bhatt said that at present it has been planned that judges will be available in the circuit bench any five days in a month. However, as the number of appeals increases, the number of days can also be increased. It is also planned to build a full bench in the future.
Tribunal also worried about pending promises
The Income Tax Appellant Tribunal is considered to be the oldest tribunal in the country. Its chairman Justice PP Bhatt is also concerned with the 89 thousand promises pending in it. He said that at present there are 126 members posts in the tribunal, out of which 41 posts are vacant. The Delhi Tribunal has the highest number of 24 thousand suits pending. About 16 thousand suits are pending in Mumbai. The pending litigations remain pending in tribunals of Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai. This problem is expected to ease after the government’s ‘controversy-to-trust’ scheme.