Petitioner was a registered dealer under the Kerala Value Added Tax Act, now migrated to the Goods and Services Tax regime. The grievance of the petitioner in the writ petition is that he was unable to upload FORM GST TRAN-1 to take credit of input tax available to him at the time of migration, within the time stipulated. It is alleged by the petitioner that though he has attempted to upload FORM GST TRAN-1 within the time, he was not able to do so on account of some system error. The petitioner, therefore, seeks appropriate directions so as to enable him to take credit of the input tax available to him at the time of migration.
2. Heard the learned counsel for the petitioner, the learned Government Pleader as also the learned Standing Counsel for the fourth respondent. Having regard to the facts and circumstances of this case as also the orders passed in similar matters, I deem it appropriate to dispose of the writ petition permitting the petitioner to prefer an application before the additional sixth respondent, the Nodal Officer appointed to resolve issues in the nature of one raised by the petitioner. Ordered accordingly. Needless to say that if the petitioner prefers an application within two weeks from the date of receipt of a copy of this judgment, the same shall be considered by the additional sixth respondent and appropriate decision shall be taken within a week thereafter. Needless also to say that if it is found that the petitioner could not upload FORM GST TRAN-1 for reasons not attributable to him, appropriate action shall be taken to enable him to take credit of the input tax available to him at the time of migration.