KANCOR COLOURS LTD. Vs. COMMR. OF C. EX., S.T. & CUS., BANGALORE-II
CUSTOMS EXCISE AND GOLD(CONTROL) APPELLATE TRIBUNAL
Kancor Colours Ltd.
Commr. Of C. Ex., S.T. And Cus., Bangalore -Ii
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ARCHANA WADHWA, J. -
(1.)Vide the impugned orders, the lower authorities have denied the Cenvat credit availed on the capital goods wrongly as also Cenvat credit availed on the inputs, as on the day of their crossing the exemption limit and coming under the excise net. Learned advocate submits that they are not challenging the denial of Cenvat credit in respect of capital goods and accepted their liability and also have reversed the same. However, in respect of Cenvat credit on inputs, he submits that the same was originally availed on the basis of a photocopy of invoice, on the day when they crossed the exemption limit and started paying duty on their final products. This was in respect of the inputs lying in stock either as such or inputs contained in the finished goods or the inputs in process, on the date of Central Excise registration was taken. Though the credit was originally procured on the basis of the photocopy, they subsequently produced the original invoice before Commissioner (A).
(2.)The Commissioner (A) has rejected their stand on the ground that the original invoice was not produced before the lower authorities as also on the ground that there is no evidence produced on record that the said inputs were available in the stock as on the day when they started paying duty.
(3.)It is seen that the appellants have subsequently produced the original invoice, and the lower authorities were bound to take note of. Further, the Commissioner (A) has observed that the appellants have only produced computer generated worksheet of details of stock of input available on the relevant date and have not produced any evidence to show that such inputs were lying in stock on the date of registration by the appellant. I find that all these facts are verifiable and would be available from the accounts maintained by the assessee. The lower authorities instead of rejecting the appeal on such technical grounds could have called for the relevant records, maintained by the appellant during the course of their regular business. As such, I am of the view that the matter needs to go back to the original adjudicating authority for undertaking the above verifications. I order accordingly and direct the appellant to produce all the relevant documents before the lower authorities to substantiate his claim. Appeal is thus allowed by way of remand.
(Order pronounced in open Court)
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