Section 17 in The National Tax Tribunal Act, 2005

Title: Finality of orders of National Tax Tribunal

Description: Any order passed by the National Tax Tribunal shall be final and shall be given effect to accordingly and no civil court shall have or be entitled to exercise any jurisdiction, power or authority with respect to any of the matters falling within the jurisdiction of the National Tax Tribunal.

Title: Decision by majority

Description: If the Members of a Bench consisting of two Members differ in opinion on any point, they shall state the point or points on which they differ, and make a reference to the Chairperson, who shall hear the point or points himself or nominate any other Member for such hearing and such point or points shall be decided according to the opinion of the majority, who have heard the case including those who first heard it.

Title: Special Bench

Description: Where a judgment pronounced on a question of law by a Bench subsequently comes up for hearing before any Bench, and the latter Bench is of the opinion that the question of law requires reconsideration, then the latter Bench shall make a reference to the Chairperson to constitute a Special Bench consisting of five Members to hear and decide such question of law.

Title: Interim order

Description: Notwithstanding anything contained in any other provisions of this Act or any other law for the time being in force, no interim order (whether by way of injunction or stay or otherwise) shall be made in relation to any appeal under this Act, unless— (a) copies of such appeal and all documents in support of the plea for such interim order are furnished to the party against whom the appeal is preferred; and (b) opportunity is given to such party to be heard in the matter.

Title: Power to punish for contempt

Description: The National Tax Tribunal shall have and exercise the same jurisdiction, powers and authority in respect of contempt of itself as the High Court has and may exercise such power or authority, for this purpose under the provisions of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 (70 of 1971), which shall have effect subject to the modification that— (a) any reference therein to a High Court shall be construed as including a reference to the National Tax Tribunal; (b) any reference to the Advocate General in section 15 of the said Act shall be construed as a reference to such law officer as the Central Government may specify in this behalf: Provided that such matters shall be heard by a Special Bench consisting of five Members constituted by the Chairperson.