Announcement on Court Verdict Pronounced on 6 August 2014, by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on VAT
With reference to the order passed by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court in the matter of Tax Lawyers Association & Anr. v/s State of U.P. & Ors. whereby only registered advocates are permitted to appear before the Authority under the VAT Act in the State of U.P., The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India is seized of the matter and taking all steps to ensure that the status quo ante is restored in the matter and interest of the profession is preserved. As a first step, it is proposed to implead ICAI in the aforesaid matter as ICAI is not a party to the said case.