Justice SK Mishra becomes the first Chairman of GST Appellate Tribunal, Finance Minister administers oath

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Retired judge Sanjay Kumar Mishra has been sworn in as the first chairperson of the GST Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT) by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. His appointment marks the beginning of functioning of GSTAT as an important body for settlement of disputes related to Goods and Services Tax (GST).

New Delhi . Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has administered the oath of office to retired judge Sanjay Kumar Mishra as the first chairperson of the GST Appellate Tribunal (GSTAT). The appointment of Justice Mishra marks the beginning of the functioning of GSTAT as an important body for adjudication of disputes related to Goods and Services Tax (GST). “Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman administered the oath of integrity and secrecy to Justice (Retd) Sanjay Kumar Mishra as Chairperson of GSTAT in New Delhi,” according to an official statement.

Justice Mishra has been the Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court. He has been selected by the search-cum-selection committee headed by the Chief Justice of the country. GSTAT has been constituted as the appellate authority under the Central GST Act, 2017. It hears various appeals under the said Act and the respective State/Union Territory GST Acts against the orders of the First Appellate Authority. It consists of a Principal Bench and several State Benches.

As per the approval of the GST Council, the Government has notified the Principal Bench in the national capital and 31 State Benches at various locations across the country. The process of appointment of judicial members and technical members is already underway. The Appellate Tribunal will ensure speedy, fair, judicious and effective resolution of GST disputes. Apart from this, it will also help in reducing the burden on the High Courts. The statement said that the establishment of GSTAT will increase the effectiveness of the GST system in India and lead to a more transparent and efficient tax environment in the country.

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