41. Power of rectification of assessment or re-assessment in certain cases

(1) Where any assessment or re-assessment or an order of an appellate authority or a revisional authority other than a court or tribunal, is found to be erroneous in so far as it is prejudicial to the interest of the public revenue by a judgement or an order of any court, then notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, authority concerned may proceed to rectify such assessment or re-assessment or order and determine the tax payable by the dealer in accordance with such judgement or order at any time within a period of three years from the date of such judgement or order.

(2) Where any court makes an order or gives judgement to the effect that any tax assessed under this Act or any other law should have been assessed under a provision of a law different from that under which it was assessed, then in consequence of such order or judgement or to give effect to any finding or direction contained in any such order or judgement, such turnover or part thereof, may be assessed or re-assessed to tax, as the case may be, at any time within five years from the date of such order or judgement, notwithstanding any limitation period which would otherwise be applicable under the law applicable to that assessment or re-assessment.

(3) Where any proceedings for the recovery of any tax, penalty, interest or any part thereof remaining unpaid, have been commenced in a court and the amount of tax, penalty or interest is subsequently modified, enhanced or reduced in consequence of any decision made or order passed in the appeal, the prescribed authority may, in such manner and within such period as may be prescribed, inform the dealer or the person and the authority under whose order the recovery is to be made, and thereupon such proceedings may be continued with the modified, enhanced or reduced amount of tax, penalty or interest therein substituted.

(4) No order of rectification under this Section shall be passed without giving the dealer an opportunity of showing cause in writing against such rectification.