Cuttack (SunstarTV Bureau): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the state-of-the-art office-cum-residential complex of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) in Cuttack, Odisha through the virtual mode, this afternoon.
Among other prominent dignitaries Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, Union Law Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, Chief Justice, Mohammad Rafiq and other judges of High Court were present in the ceremony.
The programme is being conducted via video conferencing. A coffee table book has also been released on this occasion.
Income Tax Appellate Tribunal is an important statutory body in the field of Direct Taxes. It was the first tribunal to be created way back in January 1941 with three benches, one each in Delhi, Bombay and Calcutta.
The Cuttack Bench in Odisha was set up in May 1970 in a rented accommodation and has been functioning without a building of its own since last 50 years.
The newly built office-cum-residential complex spread over an area of 1.60 acres of land will have necessary modern facilities like e-court and e-office for ITAT to function smoothly in about 2,000 square metres of office space.The complex has been constructed at a cost of about Rs. 17 crore.