• Dated 22nd April, 2022
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Rajasthan High Court refuses to allow authorized representative to appear on behalf of the petitioner for Summon issued under Section 70 of CGST Act

The Petitioner contended that unless it is absolutely imperative petitioner should be allowed to appear through authorised representative for replying to various queries.

The court relied on decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Paramvir Singh Saini Vs. Baljit Singh & Others (2021) 1 SCC 184, in which it was observed that even in the matter of issuance of summons under Section 70 of the CGST Act for personal appearance and recording of statement, a procedure has to be followed.

The writ was disposed off and it was held that authorized representative cannot appear on behalf of person summoned.