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Section 127 in The Income- Tax Act, 1995
127. 1 Power to transfer cases 2
999999. -- Commissioners (Appeals), Appellate Assistant Commissioners, Inspecting Assistant Commissioners and Income- tax Officers to perform such functions in respect of such area or of such classes of persons or of such classes of income as may be specified in the notification, and thereupon the functions so specified shall cease to be performed in respect of the area or classes of persons or classes of income by the other authorities under section 121, section 121A, section 122, section 123 or section 124."
1. Substituted by the Direct Tax Laws (Amendment) Act, 1987, w. e. f. 1- 4- 1988. Prior to the omission, section 127, sub- section () of which was substituted by the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1967, w. e. f. 1- 4- 1967 and again the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act, 1975, w. e. f. 1- 10- 1975, read as under:" 127. Power to transfer cases.- (1) The Commissioner may, after giving the assessee a reasonable opportunity of being heard in the matter, wherever it is possible to do so, and after recording his reasons for doing so, transfer any case from one or more of the following officers subordinate to him, namely:- (a) any Income- tax Officer or Income- tax Officers; (b) any Income- tax Officer or income- tax Officers having concurrent jurisdiction with the Inspecting Assistant Commissioner, to any other Income- tax Officer or Income- tax Officers (whether with or without concurrent jurisdiction with the Inspecting Assistant Commissioner) also subordinate to him and the Board may similarly transfer any case from- (i) any Income- tax Officer or Income- tax Officers, or (ii) any Income- tax Officer or income- tax Officers having concurrent jurisdiction with the Inspecting Assistant Commissioner, to any other Income- tax Officer or Income- tax Officers (whether with or without concurrent jurisdiction with the Inspecting Assistant Commissioner): Provided that nothing in this subsection shall be deemed to require any such opportunity to be given where the transfer is from any Income- tax Officer or Income- tax Officers (whether with or without concurrent jurisdiction with the Inspecting Assistant Commissioner) to any other Income- tax Officer or income- tax Officers (whether with or without concurrent jurisdiction with the Inspecting Assistant Commissioner) and the offices of all such officers are situated in the same city, locality or place: Provided further that- (a) where any case has been transferred from any Income- tax Officer or Income- tax Officers to two or more Income- tax Officers, the Income- tax Officers to whom the case is so transferred shall have concurrent jurisdiction over such case and shall perform their functions in accordance with such general or special orders in writing as the Board or the Commissioner or the Inspecting Assistant Commissioner authorised by the Commissioner in this behalf, may make for the purpose of facilitating the performance of such functions; (b) where any case has been transferred from any Income- tax Officer or Income- tax Officers (whether with or without concurrent jurisdiction with the Inspecting Assistant Commissioner) to two or more Income- tax Officers with concurrent jurisdiction with the Inspecting Assistant Commissioner, the officers (including the Inspecting Assistant Commissioner) to whom the case is so transferred shall have concurrent jurisdiction over such case and shall perform their functions in accordance with such general or special orders in writing as the Board or the Commissioner may make for the purpose of facilitating the performance of such functions, and the Income- tax Officers shall perform their functions also in accordance with such orders or directions as the Inspecting Assistant Commissioner may make under sub- section (2) of section 124 or, as the case may be, under sub- section (2) of section 125A. (2) The transfer of a case under sub- section (1) may be made at any stage of the proceedings, and shall not render necessary the re- issue of any notice already issued by the Income- tax Officer or Income- tax Officers from whom the case is transferred.--
(1) The Director General or Chief Commissioner or Commissioner may, after giving the assessee a reasonable opportunity of being heard in the matter, wherever it is possible to do so, and after recording his reasons for doing so, transfer any case from one or more Assessing Officers subordinate to him (whether with or without concurrent jurisdiction) to any other Assessing Officer or Assessing Officers (whether with or without concurrent jurisdiction) also subordinate to him.
(2) Where the Assessing Officer or Assessing Officers from whom the case is to be transferred and the Assessing Officer or Assessing Officers to whom the case is to be transferred are not subordinate to the same Director General or Chief Commissioner or Commissioner,-
(a) where the Directors General or Chief Commissioners or Commissioners,. to whom such Assessing Officers are subordinate are in agreement, then the Director General or Chief Commissioner or Commissioner from whose jurisdiction the case is to be transferred may, after giving the assessee a reasonable opportunity of being heard in the matter, wherever it is possible to do so, and after recording his reasons for doing so, pass the order;
(b) where the Directors General or Chief Commissioners or Commissioners aforesaid are not in agreement, the order transferring the case may, similarly, be passed by the Board or any such Director General or Chief Commissioner or Commissioner as the Board may, by notification in the Official Gazette, authorise in this behalf.
(3) Nothing in sub- section (1) or sub- section (2) shall be deemed to require any such opportunity to be given where the transfer is from any Assessing Officer or Assessing Officers (whether with or without concurrent jurisdiction) to any other Assessing Officer or Assessing Officers (whether with or without concurrent jurisdiction) and the offices of all such officers are situated in the same city, locality or place.
(4) The transfer of a case under sub- section (1) or sub- section (2) may be made at any stage of the proceedings, and shall not render necessary the re- issue of any notice already issued by the Assessing Officer or Assessing Officers from whom the case is transferred. Explanation.- In section 120 and this section, the word" case", in relation to any person whose name is specified in any order or direction issued thereunder, means all proceedings under this Act in respect of any year which may be pending on the date of such order or direction or which may have been completed on or before such date, and includes also all proceedings under this Act which may be commenced after the date of such order or direction in respect of any year.]
999999. -- Explanation.- In this section and in sections 121, 123, 124 and 125, the word' case', in relation to any person whose name is specified in any order or direction issued thereunder, means all proceedings under this Act in respect of any year which may be pending on the date of such order or direction or which may have been completed on or before such date, and includes also all proceedings under this Act which may be commenced after the date of such order or direction in respect of any year."
Functions of Inspectors of Income- tax.