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No. DIT(L&R)-I/delay in SLP/2012-13 Date : 19/09/12


All Chief Commissioners of Income-tax All Directors General of Income-tax

Sir / Madam,

Sub : Adverse observations of Supreme Court for delay in filing SLP – Curtailing delay in sending proposal to Directorate of Legal & Research – reg

Kindly refer to the above.

2. I am directed to bring to your kind notice that the Hon’ble Supreme Court has taken a serious view in cases of delay in filing appeals in the High Courts as also SLPs. In a particular case of delayed filing the responsibility has been directed to be fixed and action taken suitably. I am directed to Impress upon officers in the field formation to strictly adhere to the timelines laid down in instructions No 4 and 7 of 2011.

3. I am further directed to convey the extreme concern of the Board that proposals for filing SLP are still being received after considerable delay. The proposal must reach the Directorate, complete in all respect, within 21 days of the date of Judgment of the High Court. The CsIT are requested to monitor this aspect of the work closely. They must explain the delay, datewise in tabular form giving names of officers, where the proposal is being submitted after the aforesaid period. Excuses like heavy workload or officers on leave etc are not acceptable.

4. Delay in filing appeal in the High Court and in the submission of SLP proposal may attract administrative action. This may be brought to the notice of field officers.

Yours faithfully

(K K Mishra)

Addl.  Director of Income-Tax(L&R)-11

New Delhi

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