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In case of insolvency it is clear that the financial creditors have to be given a precedence in the ratio of payments when the resolution plan is being finalized. It is the financial creditors who are given right to vote in the COC whereas, the operational creditors viz. Commercial Taxes Department of the Central Government or the State Government as the case may be, have no right of audience.

Recovery of Tax — The writ petitioner Ultra Tech Nathdwara Cement Ltd. has approached this Court by way of the instant writ petition being aggrieved of the demands notice issued by the respondent Central Goods and Service Tax Department, Govt. of India whereby the petitioner was called upon to pay Goods and Service Tax (G.S.T.) for the period before it took over a company named M/s.Binani Cements Ltd. A restraint order is also sought for against the respondents from raising any further demands or from proceeding with any coercive steps so far as dues incurred in relation to the period prior to the transfer date on which the petitioner took over the company M/s Binani Cements in proceedings under the Insolvency Bankruptcy Code 2016. we are of the firm opinion that the respondents would be acting in a totally illegal and arbitrary manner while pressing for demands raised vide the notices which are impugned in this writ petition and any other demands which they may contemplate for the period prior to the resolution plan being finalized. it is clear that the financial creditors have to be given a precedence in the ratio of payments when the resolution plan is being finalized. It is the financial creditors who are given right to vote in the COC whereas, the operational creditors viz. Commercial Taxes Department of the Central Government or the State Government as the case may be, have no right of audience. The purpose of the statute is very clear that it intends to revive the dying industry by providing an opportunity to a resolution applicant to take over the same and begin the operation on a clean slate. For that purpose, the evaluation of all dues and liabilities as they exist on the date of finalization of the resolution plan have been left in the exclusive domain of the resolution professional with the approval of the COC. The courts are given an extremely limited power of judicial review into the resolution plan duly approved by the COC. In the case at hand, the situation has proceeded much further. The operational creditors i.e. the Commercial Taxes Department of Govt. of Rajasthan as well as the respondent Commissioner of Goods and Service Tax assailed the resolution plan by filing appeals before Hon’ble the Supreme Court with a specific plea that their dues have not been accounted for by the COC in the resolution plan. The objection so raised stands repelled with the rejection of the appeals by Hon'ble The Supreme Court. The demand notices are ex-facie illegal, arbitrary and per-se and cannot be sustained. — Ultra Tech Nathdwara Cement Ltd., (Formerly Known as Binani Cements Ltd.) Vs. Union of India Through The Joint Secretary, Department of Revenue, Commissioner, Central Goods And Service Tax And Central Excise, Commissioner (Appeals) , Central Goods And Service Tax, Assistant Commissioner, GSTAudit Circle, Assistant Commissioner, Central Goods And Service Tax, Superintendent, Central Goods And Service Tax [2020] 23 TAXLOK.COM 001 (Rajasthan)