Delhi HC admits GST System Glitches Petition by Sales Tax Bar Association; asks Responses from Govt, Infosys and Tech Mahindra
The Central Goods and Services Tax Act of 2017 and the Delhi Goods and Services Tax Act of 2017 were both hindered by numerous system flaws, which led the petitioner, Sales Tax Bar Association, to file a writ petition in an effort to obtain relief.
Mr. Puneet Agarwal, who appears on behalf of the petitioners, will formulate suggestions for improving the system, which, according to him, is creating impediments in the smooth administration of the Central Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 and the Delhi Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017.
The Court Stated, “Infosys, which has installed the GSTN portal and is also responsible for maintaining it, will also be involved. The concerned representative of Infosys will participate in the meetings convened with Mr Agarwal, Mr Singh and Mr Naqvi. To be noted, Infosys is represented by Mr Bagaria, senior advocate with Mr Debnath.”
It is also noted that the other technical team is represented by Tech Mahindra.
The concerned representative of Tech Mahindra shall also participate in the deliberations held for removing the glitches in the existing system.
The status reports have been filed by both Infosys, as well as Tech Mahindra.
The High Court Held, “We would exhort, as indicated above, the technical teams of both Infosys and Tech Mahindra, to also, participate in the meetings.”
The Petitioner was represented by Mr Puneet Agarwal and Respondent was by Mr Anurag Ahluwalia.
The Judgment was given by Justice Rajiv Shakdher and Justice Tara Vitasta Ganju.
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