Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT): A Success Story

Ex-president of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) Sh. Vimal Gandhi written an article on “Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT): A Success Story”.

In his article, he mentioned:

I am very happy and grateful to the Honourable President and other organizers for having invited me to join in Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal completing 75 glorious years. I have also been asked to write a message for the Souvenir to be released on the auspicious day. I take it as my proud privilege.

The setting up of the ITAT brought about a paradigm shift in the grievance redrassal system. ITAT ensured complete functional independence of the institution, a high degree of legal and technical expertise of the members manning the Benches, user friendly, simple and informal procedures and
inexpensive and quick delivery system. Naturally, with above characteristics particularly of delivery of quick and easy justice with openness in its working, made Tribunal very popular right from the start. It was able to win confi dence of the people as also of Revenue because everything became easy and less time consuming. Over the period, the Tribunal streamlined its procedure by formulating rules and by evolving conventions to make its working smooth and friction free. This good working raised Tribunal’s image higher and higher.

I, on this occasion, wish the Tribunal a glorious future.

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