Section 20 in The National Tax Tribunal Act, 2005

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.

Title: Order of National Tax Tribunal

Description: The National Tax Tribunal may, after giving the parties to any proceedings before it, an opportunity of being heard, pass such orders thereon as it thinks fit.

Title: Transfer of pending cases from High Court

Description: (1) On and from such date as the Central Government may, by notification, specify, all matters and proceedings including appeals and references under the direct taxes and indirect taxes pending before any High Court immediately before that date shall stand transferred to the National Tax Tribunal. (2) Where any matter or proceeding including appeals and references stand transferred from the High Court to the National Tax Tribunal under sub-section (1),— (a) the High Court shall, as soon as may be after such transfer, forward the records pertaining to such matter or proceeding to the National Tax Tribunal; (b) the National Tax Tribunal shall, on receipt of such records, proceed to deal with such matter or proceeding from the stage at which it is transferred or from an earlier stage or de novo as it may deem fit; (c) the Chairperson shall constitute a Bench consisting of such number of Members as he deems fit for hearing cases transferred under this section.

Title: Appeal to Supreme Court

Description: Any person including any department of the Government aggrieved by any decision or order of the National Tax Tribunal may file an appeal to the Supreme Court within sixty days from the date of communication of the decision or order of the National Tax Tribunal to him: Provided that the Supreme Court may, if it is satisfied that the appellant was prevented by sufficient cause from filing the appeal within the said period, allow it to be filed within such time as it may deem fit.