Compilation and Dissemination of Orders Passed by the Hon’ble Courts Pertaining to GST

[CBIC Legal Cell Instruction dated 7 January 2020]

Sub: Compilation and Dissemination of favourable orders passed by the Hon’ble Courts pertaining to GST

The undersigned has been directed to state that the petitions against various provisions of GST are being filed throughout the country, and hence it becomes imperative that any order/judgment in favour of Revenue may be disseminated to the field so that same may be considered while filing any affidavit before the Hon’ble Courts. It has been ascertained that even though a particular issue may have been settled by one High Court in favour of Revenue, the same was not included in the affidavit when the similar issue is being agitated at other High Courts.

2. Hence, any order/judgment, whether interim or final, in favour of Revenue passed by Hon’ble High Courts may be informed to Commissioner (Legal), CBIC and any order in favour of Revenue passed by Hon’ble Supreme Court may be informed to Principal Commissioner (Directorate of Legal Affairs), CBIC, so that the same may be circulated and may be considered before finalizing defence of the Revenue in the Writ Petitions.

3. The said favourable orders would be subsequently, uploaded on CBIC website on fortnightly basis under “Legal Affairs.”

4. The contents of this Instruction may also be bought to the notice of all field formations under your jurisdiction.

F.No.275/65/2013-CX.8A (Pt.)