Termination of the benefit of deferment of payment of tax for contravention of provisions of the Act and the rules made thereunder in respect of a newly set up industrial unit or in the expanded portion of an existing industrial unit.

171. (1) Deferment of payment of output tax by a dealer in accordance with the rules prescribed in this Part and in Part-III may be discontinued even before the expiry of the available eligible period as applicable to him if such dealer contravenes any of the provisions of clause (a) of section (1) of section 116 and the rules contained in this Part or Part-III.

(2) Where the Deputy Commissioner or the Assistant Commissioner, as the case may be, has in his possession information that the dealer has contravened any provision of the section or the rule, referred to in sub-rule (1), such Deputy Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner shall, after giving such dealer a reasonable opportunity of being heard, pass an order for discontinuance of the benefit of deferment of payment of output tax for reasons to be recorded in writing:

Provided that the benefit of deferment of payment of output tax shall not be refused for any period prior to the date of such contravention by the dealer unless the order, granting the renewal of such certificate of eligibility is revised under section 85 or section 86, or reviewed under section 88, by a competent authority.