The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court will hear the Awadh Bar Association’s plea seeking the establishment of State Bench of GST Tribunal.
The Awadh Bar Council has filed this new petition before the Lucknow Bench to direct the concerned authorities to implement the GST Council’s recommendations that Lucknow should be the main bench of the GST Tribunal, with other subordinate benches across Uttar Pradesh. The Association has sought the reliefs in their plea.
Firstly, to issue a writ, order or direction in the nature of mandamus directing the GST Council to forward the recommendation contained in Agenda item No. 7 of the minutes of its 40th meeting dated 12.06.2020 forthwith.
Secondly, to issue a writ, order or direction in the nature of mandamus commanding the Union of India to establish the State Bench of the Goods and Services Tax Appellate Tribunal under the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 at Lucknow and also the Area Benches in view proposal of State Government 29.05.2020 and the decision of the GST Council dated 12.06.2020.
The court gave 24 hours to the Central government, the GST Council, the Uttar Pradesh government and other respondents to take appropriate instructions in the matter.
Considering the urgency in the matter, a bench of justices Rituraj Awasthi and justice Mathur fixed March 4 for the next hearing.