Published on: 22 November 2022 at 19:59 IST
From next week, the Supreme Court will have a special bench that only hears tax-related cases.
The same was stated by DY Chandrachud, the Chief Justice of India.
The CJI stated, “There will be a special bench to deal solely with direct and indirect sales tax matters from next week onwards on Wednesdays and Thursdays.”
Last year in October, Equity Chandrachud had complimented V. Lakshmikumaran, establishing accomplice of duty law office Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan, when the last option recommended that the constitution of an expense seat will go far in facilitating the pendency of expense cases under the steady gaze of the top court.
Justice Chandrachud who was then the third senior most judge had said, “That is an excellent suggestion. I will mention it to the Hon’ble CJI today,”
At that time, Chief Justice NV Ramana was in charge.
After its formation in 2015, a tax bench comprised of Justices AK Sikri and Rohinton Nariman had rendered over 800 judgments. The Bar had praised this bench, which served from 2015 to 2016, for its speed and quality of justice administration. Later, it was dissolved.