Smt. V.Visalakshi Achi, Kottaiyur v. ITO, Karaikudi

ITA 1512/CHNY/2011 | 2007-2008
Pronouncement Date: 21-10-2016 | Result: Dismissed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 151221714 RSA 2011
Assessee PAN AAQPA8992D
Bench Chennai
Appeal Number ITA 1512/CHNY/2011
Duration Of Justice 5 year(s) 1 month(s) 14 day(s)
Appellant Smt. V.Visalakshi Achi, Kottaiyur
Respondent ITO, Karaikudi
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 21-10-2016
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Dismissed
Bench Allotted D
Tribunal Order Date 21-10-2016
Date Of Final Hearing 20-10-2016
Next Hearing Date 20-10-2016
Assessment Year 2007-2008
Appeal Filed On 07-09-2011
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL D BENCH CHENNAI ! ' . # $%& BEFORE SHRI SANJAY ARORA ACCOUNTANT MEMBER AND SHRI DUVVURU RL REDDY JUDICIAL MEMBER ./ ITA NO.1512/MDS/2011 ASSESSMENT YEAR : 2007-08 SMT. V. VISALAKSHI ACHI L.P. HOUSE 41 42 VENKATACHALAM CHETTIAR ST. KOTTAIYUR 630 106. PAN : AAQPA 8992D V. THE INCOME TAX OFFICER WARD I(3) KARAIKUDI. ( '( /APPELLANT) ( )*'( /RESPONDENT) '( + /APPELLANT BY : SHRI S. SRIDHAR ADVOCATE )*'(+ /RESPONDENT BY : SHRI M.MURUGABOOPATHY A DDL. CIT +- /DATE OF HEARING : 20.10.2016 +- /DATE OF ORDER : 21.10.2016 /O R D E R PER SANJAY ARORA ACCOUNTANT MEMBER: THIS IS AN APPEAL BY THE ASSESSEE AGITATING THE AP PELLATE ORDER BY THE COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX (APPEALS)-I MADURAI (CI T(A) FOR SHORT) DATED 06.06.2011 PARTLY ALLOWING THE ASSESSEES APPEAL C ONTESTING ITS ASSESSMENT ORDER UNDER SECTION 143(3) OF THE INCOME-TAX ACT 1 961 ('THE ACT' FOR SHORT) DATED 31.03.2009 FOR ASSESSMENT YEAR (AY) 2007-08. 2 I.T.A. NO.1512/MDS/11 2. THE PRESENT APPEAL INVOLVES THE ASSESSEES CLAIM FOR DEDUCTION U/S. 54EC OF THE ACT WHICH WAS RESTRICTED BY THE ASSESSI NG OFFICER TO RS.50 LAKHS I.E. ON THE BASIS OF INVESTMENT OF THE LONG -TERM CAPITAL GAINS ARISING TO THE ASSESSEE IN LONG-TERM SPECIFIED ASSET (REC BONDS ) WITHIN THE SPECIFIED TIME. THE ASSESSEE CLAIMS TO BE PREJUDICED IN-AS-MUC H AS SHE WAS PREVENTED BY THE NOTIFICATION NO.380 OF 2006 DATED 22.12.2006 ISSUED BY CBDT PLACING AN ARTIFICIAL CAP OF RS.50 LAKHS ON SUCH IN VESTMENT EVEN AS THE SECTION ITSELF CASTS NO SUCH LIMIT SO THAT THE SAID NOTIFI CATION IS ULTRA VIRES THE ACT. 3. WE HAVE HEARD THE PARTIES AND PERUSED THE MATERI AL ON RECORD. WE ARE WHOLLY UNABLE TO APPRECIATE THE ASSESSEES C LAIM. THIS TRIBUNAL IS FIRSTLY NOT COMPETENT TO DECIDE ON THE C ONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT; BEING ITSELF A CREATION OF T HE SAID STATUTE. FURTHER DEDUCTION STANDS ALREADY ALLOWED TO THE ASSESSEE QUA THE INVESTMENT MADE BY HER. WITHOUT FURTHER INVESTMENT MADE WITHIN THE DE FINED PERIOD EVEN DE HORS THE NOTIFICATION PLACING A CAP ON SUCH INVESTMENT NO FURTHER DEDUCTION U/S. 54EC OF THE ACT COULD POSSIBLY BE ALLOWED. IN F ACT THE LD. AR FAIRLY CONCEDED DURING THE HEARING TO THE ASSESSEE HAVING IN FACT PURSUED A WRONG REMEDY PLACING ON RECORD THE DECISION BY THE HON'B LE MADRAS HIGH COURT IN AREVA T&D INDIA LTD. V. CIT (ASST.) [REPORTED AT [2010] 326 ITR 540 (MAD)] WHEREIN A WRIT CHALLENGING THE SAID NOTIFICATION WA S STRUCK DOWN BY THE HON'BLE COURT STATING THAT THE LAW ITSELF STANDS AM ENDED BY FINANCE ACT 2007 WITH RETROSPECTIVE EFFECT FROM 01.04.2006 SO THAT THE INVESTMENT IN LONG-TERM SPECIFIED ASSET IS TO BE MADE DURING THE PERIOD COMMENCING 01.04.2006 UP TO 31.03.2007 AND FURTHER CONFERS THE POWER ON THE BOARD TO PRESCRIBE CONDITIONS INCLUDING AS TO PROVIDING LIM IT ON THE INVESTMENT THAT COULD BE MADE IN THE ASSETS SPECIFIED IN THE NOTIFI CATION. CONTINUING FURTHER HE WOULD FURTHER SUBMIT THAT THE PROPER COURSE FOR THE ASSESSEE IS TO PURSUE THE BOARD IN RESPECT OF THE POWERS CONFERRED ON IT U/S. 119 OF THE ACT FOR THE REMOVAL OF DIFFICULTIES. THE TRIBUNAL MAY ALLOW THE ASSESSEE LIBERTY TO 3 I.T.A. NO.1512/MDS/11 PURSUE THE SAID COURSE. IN OUR VIEW EVEN AS OBSERV ED DURING HEARING THE ASSESSEE IS SURELY FREE TO PURSUE ANY COURSE ENVISA GED BY LAW AND THIS TRIBUNAL HAS NO POWER TO CAST ANY FETTER THEREON. E VEN AS REGARDS THE CONDONATION OF DELAY IN MOVING THE BOARD WHERE SO THE RELEVANCE OF THE FACT OF THE ASSESSEE HAVING PURSUED THE APPELLATE C OURSE I.E. AS AGAINST THE ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDY IS A MATTER THAT LIES SOLELY WITHIN THE PURVIEW OF THE CONCERNED AUTHORITY AND IS TO BE CONSIDERED BY IT. WE DECIDE ACCORDINGLY. 4. IN THE RESULT THE APPEAL IS DISMISSED. ORDER PRONOUNCED IN THE OPEN COURT ON OCTOBER 20 2 016 . SD/- SD/- ( ! ' . # ) ( ) (DUVVURU RL REDDY) (SANJAY ARORA) $ /JUDICIAL MEMBER /ACCOUNTANT MEMBER /CHENNAI . /DATED THE 20 TH OCTOBER 2016. KRI. / + )$-01 213- /COPY TO: 1. '( /APPELLANT 2. )*'( /RESPONDENT 3. 4- ( )/CIT(A)-I MADURAI 4. 4- /CIT-I MADURAI 5. 156 )$-$ /DR 6. 6 7 8 /GF.