The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has given a day’s relief on a petition challenging the decision to establish the GST Appellate Tribunal in Prayagraj.
The Court gave 24 hours to the Additional Solicitor General and the Standing Counsel on Tuesday to get instructions from the Central and State Government.
The division bench of Justice Rituraj Awasthi and Justice Manish Mathur passed this order while hearing a PIL Civil filed by Awadh Bar Association High Court, Lucknow through its general secretary and another.
“Counsel for opposite parties no.1 and 2 as well as learned Standing Counsel appearing on behalf of opposite parties no.3 and 4 pray for and are allowed one day’s time to complete their instructions in the matter. On their request, case is adjourned today. Counsel for the Petitioner submits that there is extreme urgency in the matter. Considering the same, list/put up on 4th March, 2021, as fresh,” the order stated.
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Senior Advocates L.P. Mishra, J.N. Mathur and the president of the Association H.G.S. Parihar, who appeared in the Court on behalf of the Association. He said that on February 21, 2019, the GST Council had decided to establish a GST Tribunal in the Lucknow, but later the Council decided to establish this tribunal in Prayagraj illegally and arbitrarily without giving any reason.
These Advocates stated their views before the Court that since Lucknow is better connected to all cities of the state by rail, road and air services. Because of this, people will not have any problem in advocating their cases. Meanwhile, the Awadh Bar Association has decided to desist from judicial work on Wednesday as well.