Paridhi Sethi, 53, Paschimi Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110057 Vs. Income Tax Officer, Ward-25(3), New Delhi
November, 20th 2014
IN THE INCOME TAX APPELLATE TRIBUNAL
DELHI BENCH `F', NEW DELHI
Before Sh. N. K. Saini, AM And Sh. I. C. Sudhir, JM
ITA No. 6031/Del/2012 : Asstt. Year: 2002-03
Paridhi Sethi, Vs Income Tax Officer,
53, Paschimi Marg, Vasant Vihar, Ward-25(3),
New Delhi-110057 New Delhi
PAN No. BUPPS7837H
Assessee by : None
Revenue by : Sh. M. B. Reddy, CIT, DR
Date of Hearing : 19.11.2014 Date of Pronouncement : 19.11.2014
Per N. K. Saini, AM:
This is an appeal by the assessee against the order dated 25.09.2012
of ld. CIT(A)-XVIII, New Delhi.
2. Earlier this case was fixed on 09.06.2014 and was adjourned on the
request of the assessee for today i.e. 19.11.2014, the said date was
informed in the Court itself. However, during the course of hearing, neither
anybody was present on behalf of the assessee nor the adjournment was
sought. It, therefore, appears that the assessee is not interested to prosecute
3. The law aids those who are vigilant, not those who sleep upon their
rights. This principle is embodied in well known dictum,
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"VIGILANTIBUS ET NON DORMIENTIBUS JURA SUB VENIUNT'.
Considering the facts and keeping in view the provisions of rule 19(2) of
the Income-tax Appellate Tribunal Rules as were considered in the case of
CIT vs. Multiplan India Ltd., (38 ITD 320)(Del), we treat this appeal as
4. Similar view has been taken by the Hon'ble Madhya Pradesh High
Court in the case of Estate of Late Tukojirao Holkar vs. CWT (223 ITR
480) wherein it has been held as under:
"if the party, at whose instance the reference is made, fails to
appear at the hearing, or fails in taking steps for preparation of
the paper books so as to enable hearing of the reference, the
court is not bound to answer the reference."
5. Similarly, Hon'ble Punjab & Haryana High Court in the case of
New Diwan Oil Mills vs. CIT (2008) 296 ITR 495) returned the reference
unanswered since the assessee remained absent and there was not any
assistance from the assessee.
6. Their Lordships of Hon'ble Supreme Court in the case of CIT vs. B.
Bhattachargee & Another (118 ITR 461 at page 477-478) held that the
appeal does not mean, mere filing of the memo of appeal but effectively
pursuing the same.
7. So by respectfully following the view taken in the cases cited supra,
we dismiss the appeal for non-prosecution.
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8. In the result, the appeal filed by the assessee is dismissed.
(Order pronounced in the open Court on 19/11/2014).
(I. C. Sudhir) (N. K. Saini)
JUDICIAL MEMBER ACCOUNTANT MEMBER
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