Section 83. Change of an incumbent of an office

Whenever in respect of any proceeding under this Act, the Commissioner or any person appointed under sub-section (2) of section 16 to assist him, ceases to exercise jurisdiction and is succeeded by another person who has and exercises jurisdiction, the person so succeeding may continue the proceeding from the stage at which the proceeding was left by his predecessor:

Provided that the dealer concerned may demand that before the proceeding is so continued, the previous proceeding or any part thereof be reopened or that before any order of assessment is passed against him, he shall be reheard.