* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI % Judgment delivered on: 28.04.2010 + ITA 1241/2009 COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX-III ..... Appellant versus SCHIFFLIES INDIA LTD. ..... Respondent
Advocates who appeared in this case:-
For the Appellant : Mr Sanjeev Sabharwal For the Respondent : Dr Rakesh Gupta with Ms Rani Kiyala CORAM: HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE BADAR DURREZ AHMED HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE V.K. JAIN
1. Whether Reporters of local papers may be allowed
to see the judgment ?
2. To be referred to the Reporter or not ?
3. Whether the judgment should be reported in Digest ?
BADAR DURREZ AHMED, J (ORAL)
1. The revenue is in appeal against the order dated 11.02.2009 passed by
the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal in ITA No.2300/Del/2008 relating to the
assessment year 2005-06. The Tribunal has set aside the assessment order as
also the order passed by the Commissioner of Income-tax (Appeals) merely
on the ground that the assessee had not been properly represented before the
assessing authority as also before the appellate authority. The Tribunal took
the view that it would be in the interest of justice that the assessee should be
given one more opportunity to substantiate his return filed and,
consequently, decided to remand the matter to the Assessing Officer to carry
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out the assessment de novo after granting the assessee an additional
opportunity to substantiate its claim.
2. We have heard the counsel for the parties and the respondent agrees
that the order passed by the Tribunal ought to be set aside and the Tribunal
be directed to decide the appeal on merits. We also agree with the
suggestion made by the learned counsel for the respondent / assessee as also
by the learned counsel for the revenue that this is a matter in which the
Tribunal ought to have considered the appeal on merits and ought not to
have set aside the assessment order as well as the order of the Commissioner
of Income-tax (Appeals) merely on the purported ground that the assessee
had not been properly represented before the assessing authority.
Consequently, we set aside the impugned order and direct the Tribunal to
hear the appeal filed by the assessee on merits.
We make it clear that we have not made any observations on the
merits of the matter.
The appeal is disposed of.
BADAR DURREZ AHMED, J
V.K. JAIN, J
APRIL 28, 2010
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