CBDT considering modification in faceless appeal scheme, 2020: Revelation before Hon’ble Supreme Court

CBDT considering modification in faceless appeal scheme, 2020: Revelation before Hon'ble Supreme Court

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CBDT considering modification in faceless appeal scheme, 2020: Revelation before Hon’ble Supreme Court

In a matter before the Supreme Court, Additional Solicitor General submitted that department is having a second look on Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2020 and sought a period of three months as it may require change of law.
The copy of the order is as under:
[2021] 131 taxmann.com 51 (SC)
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Central Board Of Direct Taxes
v.
Lakshya Budhiraja
SANJAY KISHAN KAUL AND M.M. SUNDRESH, JJ.
TRANSFER PETITION (CIVIL) NOS. 1445, 1446 OF 2021
OCTOBER  1, 2021
Arvind P. Datar, Sr. Adv. Tushar Mehta, Solicitor General N. Venkataraman, ASG Raj Bahadur Yadav, Anshuman Ashok, Anand Sukumar, AOR’s Rupesh Kumar, Zoheb Hussain, Praneet Pranav, Ardhendumauli, Sughosh Subramanyam, Ruchesh Sinha, Saurabh Soparkar, Dharan Gandhi, Vipul Joshi, S. Sukumaran and Bhupesh Pathak, Advs. for the Appearing Parties.
ORDER
1. Learned Additional Solicitor General submits that the Department is having a second look at the matter on the issue of Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2020 and he may be granted a period of three months as it may require change of law.
2. Learned counsel for the intervenor states that there is a matter pending before the Bombay High Court, the compass of which is much larger than only the issue of the Faceless Appeal Scheme, 2020.
3. We defer the present matters for a period of three months as sought by learned Additional Solicitor General.
4. We make it clear that we have neither transferred the matters as yet nor have we impeded the hearing in any matter.
5. List on 10th January, 2022 for directions.

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