A registered advisory released by the Board said that communications have been received from field formations about passing judicial / appeal orders against cancellation orders, passed suo motu by the Range officers u/s 29 of the CGST Act, 2017.
“It has also come to notice that taxpayers in certain cases, had obtained orders from High Courts / appellate authorities to restore registrations canceled on their own request. Since the functionality to implement the orders online was not ready, a temporary mechanism to restore canceled registrations was created in the back-end and an advisory vide e-mail dated 16 June 2021,” the Board said. As per the advisory, a functionality in the name of ‘Restoration of Cancelled Registration’ has been developed and deployed w.e.f. 23.03.2022, to facilitate the jurisdictional Range officers to restore the registrations in pursuance of judicial/appellate orders.
This functionality would cover both the cancellations viz.. ordered suo motu by Range officers against which appeal orders were obtained without applying for revocation through form REG-21, and canceled on the request from the taxpayers. The Board has further said that the necessary permission to operate this functionality is being enabled for the Jurisdictional Range Officers.
“As per the contractual obligations, the vendor (Wipro) is required to rectify the defects/ errors/ bugs noticed, if any, in the functionality within 30 days of its deployment to production. It is, therefore, requested that this advisory may be circulated among all the concerned officers for their guidance, and issues, if any, in performance of the functionality may immediately be reported to email@example.com for necessary resolution. Copy of the communication with ticket details may also be forwarded to this office at firstname.lastname@example.org for further follow up,” the Board said