F No. 187/3/2020-ITA-I
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
(Central Board of Direct Taxes)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated, the 6 th September, 2021
Order under sub-section (2) of Section 144B of the Income-tax Act. 1961 (the Act) for specifying the scope/cases to be done under the
Act – regarding
The Faceless Assessment Scheme, 2019 (the Scheme) has been incorporated in
the Act vide the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain
Provisions) Act, 2020. Section 144B of the Act pertaining to Faceless Assessment has
been inserted by the said amendment w.e.f. 01.04.2021.
2. The Central Board of Direct Taxes vide Order under sub-section (2) of Section
144B of the Act for specifying the scope/cases to be done under the Act, F.No.
187/3/2020-ITA-I dated 31st March, 2021 (the Order) specified that all the
assessment proceedings pending as on 31.03.2021 and the assessment proceedings
initiated on or after 01.04.2021 (other than those in the Central Charges and
International Taxation Charges) which fall under the “class of cases” as defined in the
said Order shall be completed under section 144B of the Act.
3. In partial modification of the said Order, the Central Board of Direct Taxes
hereby directs that in addition to the cases in the Central Charges and Interna tional
Taxation Charges, cases where pendency could not be created on ITBA because of
technical reasons or cases not having a PAN, as the case may be, shall also be
excluded from the purview of section 144B of the Act.
4. This order comes into effect immediately.
Under Secretary (ITA-I),CBDT