CBEC decides not to file review appeals in 63 cases

CBEC decides not to file review appeals in 63 cases

To reduce litigation, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) on Friday decided not to file any review appeals in 63 cases where Supreme Court, high courts and CESTAT have ruled against the department.

The CBEC has compiledalist of 63 orders so that cases pending in the field can be expeditiously decided, if the questions of law or facts involved are identical, an official statement said. In 14 of these orders, high courts have decided various questions of law.

In the rest 49 cases, the high courts have delivered judgments on the basis of some settled case law or have decided points of facts or have dismissed the appeal on monetary grounds.All the orders have been accepted by the department and against them no special leave petitions in India has been preferred in the Supreme Court, it added.

The Business Standard, New Delhi, 17th February 2018

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