Regional bench of CESTAT at Allahabad to hear appeals of UP

CESTAT NOTIFICATION NO.1 OF 2015, DATED 14-8-2015

In exercise of powers conferred by section 129C of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) read with section 35D of the Central Excise Act, 1944 (1 of 1944), section 86 of the Finance Act, 1994, section 9C of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975 and all other enabling provisions; and in terms of the decision of the Union Cabinet dated 21-3-2013 as conveyed by the letter F. No.27/06/07-Ad.IC (CESTAT) dated 13-11-2013 of the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, the President of the Customs, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal hereby orders that there shall be Regional Bench at Allahabad, State of Uttar Pradesh.

In terms of the jurisdiction specified in the letter dated 13-11-2013 of the Government of India, the Regional Bench, Allahabad shall deal with all matters arising within its jurisdiction as specified in the table below and such other matters as may be transferred to it by a general or special order of the President.

The jurisdiction of the Regional Bench, Allahabad shall be as set out in the table below:

Title of the Bench Location Jurisdiction
Regional Bench, Allahabad Allahabad Appeals arising from territories within the State of Uttar Pradesh.

The Registry of the Regional Bench, Allahabad shall start functioning w.e.f. 1-9-2015 at the following address:

Room No. 210 & 220, 2nd Floor

Office of the Commissioner of Central Excise,

Customs & Service Tax, 38, M. G. Marg, Allahabad-211001.

F.No. 01/04/Circular/CESTAT/2014 dated 0l.09.2015

In view of the order dated 20.06.15 of the Hon’ble High Court of Allahabad and the circular dated 26.08.15, the Hon’ble President is pleased to issue the following directions:

“All appeals to be filed shall be at Allahabad w.e.f. 01.09.2015 and all pending appeals also stand transferred to that Regional Bench, consequently part heard matters also shall be delisted and transferred. Since ROM and other Misc application are in either disposed of appeals or pending appeals, these should also be transferred to Allahabad as the territorial Jurisdiction stands transferred and bifurcated. However appeals where hearing is completed and final orders have been reserved, the final order may be pronounced by the bench which has reserved orders.”

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