In a significant development, the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, issued a notification on September 14, 2023, regarding the constitution of State Benches of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Appellate Tribunal. This notification, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii), replaces previous notifications and outlines the number of benches and their respective locations in various states of India.
The Ministry of Finance’s notification regarding the constitution of State Benches of the GST Appellate Tribunal in various states of India for 2023 marks a crucial step in streamlining the appeals process for GST-related matters. These State Benches are strategically located to facilitate easier access to justice for taxpayers and suppliers across the country. It is essential for stakeholders to stay informed about these developments to ensure compliance with GST regulations and to seek redressal through the appropriate channels when needed.
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Revenue)
New Delhi, the 14th September, 2023
S.O. 4073(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the sub-section 4 of section 109 of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (12 of 2017) and in supersession of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue’s notification number S.O.3009(E), dated the 21st August, 2019, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii), dated the 21st August, 2019 and the notification number S.O.4332(E) dated the 29th November, 2019, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, Sub-section (ii), dated the 02nd December, 2019, the Central Government, on the recommendation of the Goods and Services Tax Council, hereby constitutes the number of State Benches of the Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunal as specified in column (3) of the table below, with respect to the State specified in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the said table, at the location specified in corresponding entry in column (4) thereof, with effect from the date of publication of this notification in the Gazette of India (Extraordinary), namely:—
|S. No.||State Name||No. of Benches||Location|
|1||Andhra Pradesh||1||Vishakhapatnam and
|5||Gujarat||2||Ahmedabad, Surat and Rajkot|
|6||Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu|
|7||Haryana||1||Gurugram and Hissar|
|9||Jammu and Kashmir||1||Jammu and Srinagar|
|13||Kerala||1||Ernakulum and Trivandrum|
|16||Goa||3||Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Panaji|
|19||Punjab||1||Chandigarh and Jalandhar|
|21||Rajasthan||2||Jaipur and Jodhpur|
|22||Tamil Nadu||2||Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and
|25||Uttar Pradesh||3||Lucknow, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Agra and Prayagraj|
|27||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||2||Kolkata|
Kohima (Circuit )
Explanation — Locations shown as ‘Circuit’ shall be operational in such manner as the President may order, depending upon the number of appeals filed by suppliers in the respective States.
[F. No. A-50050/150/2018-CESTAT-DoR]
RITVIK PANDEY, Jt. Secy.