79. Appeal before High Court

(1) An appeal shall lie to the High Court from every order passed by the Tribunal, if the High Court is satisfied that the case involves a substantial question of law.

(2) The Commissioner or a dealer aggrieved by any order passed by the Tribunal -

(i) under the Bihar Finance Act, 1981, as it stood by its repeal by section 94, on or after the date of commencement of this Act; or

(ii) under this Act, may file an appeal to the High Court, and such appeal under this section shall be filed within ninety days from the date of the communication to the dealer or the Commissioner on any question of law arising out of such order.

(3) Where the High Court is satisfied that a substantial question of law is involved in any case, it shall formulate the question.

(4) The appeal shall be heard only on the question so formulated and the respondents shall, at the hearing of the appeal, be allowed to argue that the case does not involve such question:

Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall be deemed to take away or abridge the power of the High Court to hear, for reasons to be recorded, the appeal on any other substantial question of law not formulated by it, if it is satisfied that the case involves such question.

(5) (a) The High Court shall decide the substantial question of law so formulated or involved and deliver such judgment thereon containing the grounds on which such decision is founded and may award such costs as it deems fit.

(b) The High Court may determine any issue which -

i. has not been determined by the Tribunal, or

ii. has been wrongly determined by the Tribunal, by reason of a decision on such question of law as is referred to in sub-section (1).

(6) Save as otherwise provided in this Act, the provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 relating to appeals to High Court, shall as far as may be, apply in the case of appeals under this section.