Service Tax Circular No. 30/1/2000

F.NO. 149/1/99-CX.4
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise & Customs

New Delhi, the 5th June, 2000

Subject: Powers of adjudication of various C. Ex. Officers

Refer to Service Tax Circular No. 11/5/96 dated 22.4.1996 whereby monetary limits for powers of adjudication of Central Excise Officers of different ranks had been laid down for Service Tax assessment. In pursuance of CEGAT decision in the case of M/s Bharati Cellular Ltd. wherein it was held that the adjudication order passed by the commissioner of Central Excise under Section 73 are not appealable in the Tribunal, the matter has been re-examined and it has now been decided to make following changes in the column relating to “Designation of Officers” and “Amount of Service Tax involved” in the Table given in the said circular.

(i) Additional Commissioner Without limit.
(ii) Joint Commissioner Rs. 20 lakhs.
(iii) Acs/DCs Rs 5 lakhs

2. There is no change in remaining contents of Circular.

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