SECTION 35. Appeals to Commissioner (Appeals).-


(1) Any person aggrieved by any decision or order passed under this Act by a Central Excise Officer, lower in rank than a Commissioner of Central Excise , may appeal to the Commissioner of Central Excise (Appeals)  hereafter in this Chapter referred to as the Commissioner (Appeals)   within sixty days  from the date of the communication to him of such decision or order :


Provided  that the Commissioner (Appeals) may, if he is satisfied that the appellant was prevented by sufficient cause from presenting the appeal within the aforesaid period of sixty days, allow it to be presented within a further period of thirty days.


(1A) The Commissioner (Appeals) may, if sufficient cause is shown at any stage of hearing of an appeal, grant time, from time to time, to the parties or any of them and adjourn the hearing of the appeal for reasons to be recorded in writing :


Provided  that no such adjournment shall be granted more than three times to a party during hearing of the appeal.


(2) Every appeal under this section shall be in the prescribed form and shall be verified in the prescribed manner.