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M/s Bhagwati Oil & General Mills, Palwan v. State of Haryana & Ors - CWP-1345-1988  RD-P&H 13054 (22 December 2006)
C.W.P. No.1345 of 1988
Date of Decision:12.01.2007
M/s Bhagwati Oil & General Mills, Palwan (Uchana), Jind and others .....Petitioners
State of Haryana and others
CORAM:- HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE RAJESH BINDAL
Present:- Mr. Ashish Gupta, Advocate for the petitioners.
Ms. Ritu Bahri, DAG, Haryana.
Rajesh Bindal, J.
The challenge in the present writ petition is to notification dated 30.12.1987 (Annexure P.2) primarily raising the plea of promissory estoppel.
It is not in dispute that in Civil Writ Petition No.1014 of 1988 M/s Satguru Oil Mills and others v. State of Haryana and others decided on 25.7.1988, alongwith a bunch of petitions, an identical issue involving the same notification, was considered by this Court and it was held therein that notification dated 30.12.1987 does not apply to the units set up prior to the date of notification. The operative part of the judgment is extracted below:-
"As a result of the above discussion, I allow these petitions and hold that the notification dated 30.12.1987 Annexure P.2 does not apply to the industrial units of the petitioners. They are entitled to the exemption from payment of tax on the basis of the exemption certificates granted in their favour by the Assessing Authority on the entire turnover irrespective of the fact whether or not it exceeds Rs.5 lacs in a year. Such exemption is to remain in force in the case of the petitioners for a period of two years from the date of grant of the exemption certificates by the Assessing Authority." Accordingly, the present writ petition is accepted in terms of judgment of this Court in M/s Satguru Oil Mills' Case (supra). The reasons recorded therein shall form part of this order.
January 12, 2007 ( RAJESH BINDAL )
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