The Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court restrained the Central Government from establishing a Goods and Service Tax (GST) Appellate Tribunal in Uttar Pradesh.
The court passed the order on a petition filed by the Awadh Bar Association, seeking establishment of the GST Appellate Tribunal at Lucknow. The Association had also opposed proposals for establishment of the Tribunal at Allahabad.
A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi directed the GST Council and Union of India not to establish the GST Appellate Tribunal for the State without the leave of the Court.
The order came a day after the High Court stayed the establishment of the Education Tribunal, one of the reasons why lawyers in Uttar Pradesh have been boycotting courts.
The court posed the matter on March 15, 2021 for the next hearing.Subscribe Taxscan AdFree to view the Judgment