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- Miloni ShahModeratorApril 14, 2017 at 3:11 AMPost count: 48Topics: 45
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(1) No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against the President, State President, Members, officers or other employees of the Appellate Tribunal or any other person authorised by the said Appellate Tribunal for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act or the rules made thereunder.
(2) No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against any officer appointed or authorised under this Act for anything which is done or intended to be done in good faith under this Act or the rules made thereunder.Priya MadrechaModeratorMay 23, 2017 at 2:48 PMPost count: 280Topics: 4
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This Section protects the GST officers and officers of GST Tribunal from legal proceedings in respect of acts done in good faith. 157.2 Analysis
Immunity from any legal or departmental proceedings is provided to the GST officers and officers of the Tribunal for the acts done in good faith under the provisions of this Act.
157.3 Related provisions
Statute Section /
Rule / Form Description Remarks
CGST Section 156 Deemed as public servants All officers performing any function under this Act are designated as ‘public servants’.
CGST Section 158 Disclosure of information by a public servant None
Q1. Can the Department proceed against the officer for passing any adjudication order?
Ans. No, the Department cannot take any action against the officer who has discharged his duty in good faith.
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