64 Reference of case to the Settlement Commission


(1) Any dealer or other person who has been served with a notice -

(i) under sub-section (10) of section 45 and who is suspected to have evaded payment of tax exceeding one lakh rupees or such larger amount of tax as the State Government may by notification in the Gazette specify; or

(ii) for imposition of penalty either under sub-section (4) of section 48 or under entries at serial numbers 2 and 14 of the table under sub-section (1) of section 54 and where the maximum amount of penalty that can be imposed is likely to exceed one lakh rupees, may file a petition before the Commission for settlement of amount of tax that may be assessed or amount of penalty that may be imposed or both, as the case may be, within thirty days from the date of receipt of such notice after giving intimation to the authority who has issued such notice.

Provided that the Commission may, in appropriate cases, accept the application after expiry of period of thirty days but before expiry of period of ninety days where the assessing authority has not passed order of assessment or penalty, as the case may be, in pursuance of such notice.

(2)The petition, in the prescribed form and manner along with such other documents as may be prescribed, shall be addressed to the Chairman of the Commission and shall be submitted in the office of the Commission along with satisfactory proof of deposit of fee of five thousand rupees.