Sri Kanniga Parameswari Modern Rice Mill vs. The State Tax Officer
(Madras High Court, Tamilnadu)

Case Law
Petitioner / Applicant
Sri Kanniga Parameswari Modern Rice Mill
The State Tax Officer
Madras High Court
Mar 11, 2021
Order No.
W.P. Nos.6200, 6207, 6211, 6214 of 2021 and WMP Nos.6822, 6826, 6827, 6828
TR Citation
2021 (3) TR 4006
Related HSN Chapter/s
Related HSN Code


Mr.ANR.Jayaprathap, learned Government Advocate accepts notice for the respondent and is armed with instructions to proceed in the matter. Hence, by consent expressed by both parties, these Writ Petitions are disposed finally even at the stage of admission.

2. The challenge is to four orders of assessment, all dated 09.02.2021, for the periods 2017-18 to 2020-21, passed in terms of the Tamil Nadu Goods and Service Tax Act, 2017 (in short ‘TNGST Act’). Admittedly, personal hearing has not been granted to the petitioner prior to passing of the impugned orders and it is contrary to the provisions of Section 74(5) of the TNGST Act, which mandates that an opportunity of personal hearing shall be granted in all cases where a specific request is received or where the Officer contemplates adverse decision against the assessee.

3. I reiterate my opinion expressed to this effect in order dated 19.01.2021 passed in W.P.No.13652 of 2020 and set aside the impugned orders on the ground of violation of principles of natural justice.

4. Let the petitioner appear before the Assessing Authority on Wednesday, the 24th of March, 2021 along with materials, if any, in support of its stand without expecting any further notice in this regard. The Assessing Officer shall, after hearing the petitioner and considering the materials, if any circulated, pass orders of assessment de novo within a period of six (6) weeks thereafter.

5. These Writ Petitions are disposed in the aforesaid terms. No costs. Connected Miscellaneous Petitions are closed.

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