GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE/ DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
CENTRAL BOARD OF EXCISE & CUSTOMS
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D. O. F. No. 390/Misc./163/2010-JC
Dated: 28th January, 2016
Dear Chief Commissioner,
In order to reduce Government litigation at all judicial fora, Board has increased monetary limits for filing appeals by the Department before CESTAT and High Court vide instruction F. No. 390/Misc./163/2010-JC dated 17.12.2015 and also issued instructions to withdraw cases already filed below this limit, subject to the conditions laid down (Instruction F. No. 1080/09/DLA/Misc/15/751 dated 21.12.2015).
All the Chief Commissioners were to initiate withdrawal from the various fora. The reports regarding number of such appeals to be withdrawn sent by few Chief Commissioners do not match with the total number of appeals below the increased monetary limits of their Zones, which are pending before the High Courts and CESTAT, as available in the database of the Board.
In view of above you are requested to re-examine each case file of such appeal and furnish report in respect of:
(a) Number of appeals fit for withdrawal separately for CESTAT, High Court etc.
(b) Number of withdrawal applications filed in these fora pursuant to (a) above
A zone-wise list pending in the CESTAT and High Court is enclosed with this letter.
Similar exercise is also required for the appeals which can be withdrawn on the basis of Supreme Court’s decision on identical matters in terms of Board’s instruction dated 18.12.2015 issued vide F. No. 390/Misc./67/2014-JC.
Your report in respect of your zone should reach me by return fax.
Special Secretary & Member