SAHIL EDUCATION SOCIETY, BHIWANI v. CIT, EXEMPTIONS, CHANDIGARH

ITA 5710/DEL/2017 | 2017-2018
Pronouncement Date: 17-03-2021 | Result: Allowed

Appeal Details

RSA Number 571020114 RSA 2017
Assessee PAN AAGAS9411G
Bench Delhi
Appeal Number ITA 5710/DEL/2017
Duration Of Justice 3 year(s) 6 month(s) 10 day(s)
Appellant SAHIL EDUCATION SOCIETY, BHIWANI
Respondent CIT, EXEMPTIONS, CHANDIGARH
Appeal Type Income Tax Appeal
Pronouncement Date 17-03-2021
Appeal Filed By Assessee
Order Result Allowed
Bench Allotted G
Tribunal Order Date 17-03-2021
Assessment Year 2017-2018
Appeal Filed On 06-09-2017
Judgment Text
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL DELHI BENCHES G : DELHI BEFORE SHRI BHAVNESH SAINI JUDICIAL MEMBER AND SHRI N.K. BILLAIYA ACCOUNTANT MEMBER ITA.NOS.5710 & 5709/DEL./2017 ASSESSMENT YEAR 2017-2018 M/S. SAHIL EDUCATION SOCIETY PILANI ROAD VPO LOHARU DISTT. BHIWANI. (HARYANA). PAN AAGAS9411G [ VS. THE CIT (EXEMPTIONS) C.R. BUILDING 5 TH FLOOR SECTOR-17E CHANDIGARH. PIN 160 017. (APPELLANT) (RESPONDENT) FOR ASSESSEE : - NONE - FOR REVENUE : SHRI AMITABH KUMAR SINHA CIT-DR DATE OF HEARING : 17.03.2021 DATE OF PRONOUNCEMENT : 17.03.2021 ORDER PER BHAVNESH SAINI J.M. BOTH THE APPEALS BY ASSESSEE ARE DIRECTED AGAINST THE DIFFERENT ORDERS OF THE LD. CIT(E) CHANDIGARH DATED 16.06.2017 REJECTING THE APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION UNDER SECTION 12AA OF THE I.T. ACT 1961 AND EXEMPTION UNDER SECTION 80G(V)(VI) OF THE I.T. ACT 1961. 2. BRIEFLY THE FACTS OF THE CASE ARE THAT ASSESSEE FILED AN APPLICATION IN PRESCRIBED FORM FOR GRANT OF REGISTRATION 2 UNDER SECTION 12AA OF THE I.T. ACT 1961 AND APPROVAL UNDER SECTION 80G OF THE I.T. ACT 1961. THE LD. CIT(E) FIXED THE MATTER FOR HEARING ON 24.04.2017 HOWEVER NONE APPEARED ON BEHALF OF THE ASSESSEE. THE LD. CIT(E) GAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY ON 09.05.2017 FIXING THE CASE ON 19.05.2017 REQUESTING THE ASSESSEE TO FILE THE DOCUMENTS/CLARIFICATION AS MENTIONED IN PARA-2 OF THE IMPUGNED ORDER. THE LD. CIT(E) NOTED THAT THE LETTERS ISSUED BY HIS OFFICE ON 07.04.2017 AND 09.05.2017 WERE RETURNED UN-DELIVERED ON 19.04.2017 AND 18.05.2017 RESPECTIVELY WITH THE REMARKS INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS . THE LD. CIT(E) IN THE ABSENCE OF ASSESSEE AND IN THE ABSENCE OF ANY MATERIAL ON RECORD DISMISSED THE APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION UNDER SECTION 12AA OF THE I.T. ACT 1961. THE LD. CIT(E) ALSO DISMISSED THE APPLICATIONS UNDER SECTION 80G OF THE I.T. ACT 1961 BECAUSE NO REGISTRATION HAVE BEEN GRANTED UNDER SECTION 12AA OF THE I.T. ACT 1961. 3. THE ASSESSEE HAS BEEN NOTIFIED THE DATE OF HEARING THROUGH REGISTERED POST HOWEVER NONE APPEARED ON BEHALF OF THE ASSESSEE. 3 4. WE HAVE HEARD THE LD. D.R. AND PERUSED THE FINDINGS OF THE AUTHORITIES BELOW. THE ASSESSEE IN THE GROUNDS OF APPEAL HAS CLAIMED THAT ASSESSEE HAS NOT BEEN GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY OF BEING HEARD BY THE LD. CIT(E). IT IS ALSO CLAIMED IN THE GROUNDS OF APPEAL THAT IMPUGNED ORDER HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AT THE ADDRESS GIVEN WHICH IS STATED TO BE INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS IN THE IMPUGNED ORDER. THESE FACTS CLEARLY SHOW THAT ASSESSEE HAS NOT BEEN SERVED WITH THE NOTICE FOR HEARING OF THE CASES BEFORE THE LD. CIT(E). WE FIND THAT ADDRESS OF THE ASSESSEE GIVEN IN THE IMPUGNED ORDERS IS SAME AS HAVE BEEN GIVEN IN THE APPEAL PAPERS. THEREFORE THERE IS NO QUESTION OF NO SERVICE OF NOTICE UPON ASSESSEE. IT IS AN ADMITTED FACT THAT TWO NOTICES ISSUED BY THE LD. CIT(E) HAVE RETURNED UN-SERVED WITH THE REMARKS INSUFFICIENT ADDRESS. MAY BE THERE IS SOME MISTAKE ON THE PART OF THE POSTAL AUTHORITIES IN GIVING SUCH REMARKS WHILE RETURNING BACK THE NOTICE ISSUED BY THE LD. CIT(E). CONSIDERING THE ABOVE IT IS CLEAR THAT ASSESSEE HAS NOT BEEN SERVED OF THE NOTICE ISSUED FOR HEARING OF THE ABOVE MATTERS THEREFORE NO REASONABLE SUFFICIENT OPPORTUNITY HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO THE 4 ASSESSEE WHILE CONSIDERING THE ISSUE UNDER SECTIONS 12AA AND 80G OF THE I.T. ACT 1961. IT IS A CASE OF DENIAL OF PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL JUSTICE TO THE ASSESSEE. THE IMPUGNED ORDERS THUS CANNOT BE SUSTAINED IN LAW. IN VIEW OF THE ABOVE WE SET ASIDE THE IMPUGNED ORDERS AND RESTORE THE MATTERS IN ISSUE TO THE FILE OF LD. CIT(E) CHANDIGARH WITH A DIRECTION TO RE-DECIDE BOTH THE MATTERS AS PER LAW BY GIVING REASONABLE SUFFICIENT OPPORTUNITY OF BEING HEARD TO THE ASSESSEE. ACCORDINGLY BOTH THE APPEALS OF THE ASSESSEE ARE ALLOWED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. 5. IN THE RESULT BOTH THE APPEALS OF THE ASSESSEE ARE ALLOWED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES. ORDER PRONOUNCED IN THE OPEN COURT. SD/- SD/- (N.K. BILLAIYA) (BHAVNESH SAINI) ACCOUNTANT MEMBER JUDICIAL MEMBER DELHI DATED 17 TH MARCH 2021 VBP/- 5 COPY TO 1. THE APPELLANT 2. THE RESPONDENT 3. CIT(A) CONCERNED 4. CIT CONCERNED 5. D.R. ITAT G BENCH DELHI 6. GUARD FILE. // BY ORDER // ASSISTANT REGISTRAR : ITAT DELHI BENCHES : DELHI.