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Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

Central Board of Excise & Customs

(Legal Cell)


‘C’ Wing, 5th Floor, HUDCO-VISHALA Building
Bhikaji Cama Place, R.K. Puram,
New Delhi-66: dated the 08.04.2016.


  1. All the Chief Commissioners of Service Tax, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata & Chennai;
  2. All the Chief Commissioners of Central Excise & Service Tax;

Sub: Delhi High Court stay order in W.P. 2892/2016 filed by Mr. Kavin Gulati and W.P. 2891/2016 filed by M/s Delhi High Court Bar Association; Gujarat High Court Stay Order dated 20.03.2016 in SCA No. 4296/2016; Calcutta High Stay Order in W.P. No. 291/2016- Filing of Transfer Petition in Supreme Court and seeking vacation of stay against various High Court Orders staying the levy of Service Tax on legal services provided by Senior Advocates- reg.

Sir/ Madam,

I am directed to say that the Delhi, Gujarat & Calcutta High Courts have stayed the levy of service tax on legal services provided by Senior Advocates vide the subject orders. The Chairman CBEC has directed to engage the services of the Ld. Attorney General to get the stays vacated by moving the Hon’ble Supreme Court and requesting for aggregating the petitions filed in various courts in the country in this subject.

2. You are, therefore requested to send urgently all the relevant documents involving the aforesaid issue of your Zone pending in the High Court to this office, so that Transfer Petitions can be filed before the Supreme Court.

This may be treated as Most Urgent.

(Harsh Vardhan)

Senior Analyst Ph. 011-26195405 Fax- 011-26177515

Copy to:

  1. The Joint Secretary (TRU-II), North Block, New Delhi;
  2. The Commissioner (Service Tax), CBEC, North Block, New Delhi.

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