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CBIC makes video conferencing mandatory for hearings in GST appeal cases

CBIC makes video conferencing mandatory for hearings in GST appeal cases

The CBIC has asked GST field offices to conduct hearings in GST appeal cases via video conferencing for their expeditious disposal while ensuring social distancing.

In April, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) had issued guidelines for conducting personal hearing in virtual mode for appeals under Customs Act, and erstwhile excise and service tax related disputes.

In a letter to Principal Chief Commissioners, the CBIC said the feedback received from trade and field formations on this indicated that the initiative has helped in speeding up passing of adjudication and appellate proceedings, saving cost of travel and time, and critically ensuring social distancing in these challenging times.

Accordingly, the board has decided to make it mandatory for various authorities, such as Commissioner (Appeals), original adjudicating authorities and Compounding Authority to conduct personal hearing in virtual mode in cases relating to Central GST (CGST) and Integrated GST (IGST), the CBIC said

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