New Delhi, Sep 17: The Supreme Court Monday asked the government to streamline the Income Tax (I-T) department’s working to check delays in challenging adverse verdicts related to tax demand orders.
The apex court bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia and Justice A.K. Patnaik said that the government should also put in place a monitoring mechanism so that streamlined apparatus did not go onto inertia.
The court’s observation came during a hearing on a case involving the Citi Bank N.A. during which the I-T department claimed that the delay in filing an appeal was not “intentional or deliberate”.