The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Union of India & Ors. v. M/s National Engineering Co. [Special Leave Petition (Civil) Diary No(s). 2701/2021, dated February 15, 2021] directed Union of India (“the Petitioner”) to file an affidavit within 4 weeks, answering the assertion regarding technical glitches and problems faced by the taxpayers while uploading and filing Form GST TRAN-01 details. Further stated that, the factual assertions in this regard will be dealt with concretely and expressly and if required, by taking the help of experts.
Furthermore, granted stay over the judgement/ order of Hon’ble Punjab & Haryana High Court in M/s National Engineering Co. v. Union of India & Ors. [CWP No. 27891 of 2019 (O&M) decided on November 4, 2019] wherein taxpayers were allowed to file or revise their already filed incorrect TRAN-1 either electronically or manually statutory Form GST TRAN-01 on or before November 30, 2019. Further, it was held that Department cannot deprive taxpayers from their valuable right of credit and cannot deny the taxpayers from carry forwarding legitimate claim of CENVAT / Input Tax Credit on the ground of non-filing of Form GST TRAN-01 by December 27, 2017.