Tag Archives: Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association

Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association puts a question mark on the working of CCsIT and CsIT

Newsroom24x7 Exclusive

income taxNew Delhi: The issue of excessive and repetitive reports being demanded from the field formation by the Commissioners and Chief Commissioners of Income Tax is being viewed by the subordinate staff as a waste of time and counter productive when it comes augmentation of revenue.

The Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association has taken up this matter on a serious note. The Association on 6 August 2015 wrote a letter to the Chairperson Central Board of Direct Taxes underscoring that even she had expressed displeasure on the issue of repetitive and excessive reports asked from the field formation by the immediate higher authorities.

It has been brought to the notice of the CBDT Chairperson that it has become a practice and the higher authorities were asking for reports and seeking compliance from subordinate officers till the level of assessing officers whereas all such required information and statistics was already being provided through the Statutory Reports submitted at the beginning of each month by the respective Assessment Officers.

It has been highlighted by the Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association that most of these reports are system generated and are available under the code of the respective higher authorities. Asking for such reports, even if these are required, from the subordinate officers at frequent intervals is nothing but the wastage of very precious manpower and working hours.

Citing examples, the Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association has pointed out that Disposal of Scrutiny assessment, Pendency of returns and status report of return entry were available in the Statutory Reports submitted at the beginning of every month but still these were being demanded. Similarly, the officers at the AO level were being asked regularly to submit Review of performance of Ayakar Sampark Kendra (ASK) and Information of total amount of Refund while these figures were available at the portals of CCIT/CIT/Addl.CIT.

Moreover, innumerable reports were also being asked verbally by the CCsIT/CsIT everyday and the officers posted in field formation were being compelled to comply with the directives. According to the Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association the subordinate officers, despite their full commitment were unable to comply with the time frame given to them for furnishing the reports due to the “slow functioning of the (computer aided) system”.

The Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association has demanded that “this inhuman pressure of reporting, over and above the compilation of the Statutory Reports and the reports relating to the Parliamentary queries and Audit queries, at the whims of the immediate higher authorities, are to be stopped immediately at the interest of allowing the Assessing Officers to have quality time to put in favour of augmentation of revenue.”

Income Tax Officers and employees will stage protest demonstration tomorrow

Newsroom24x7 Desk

income taxNew Delhi: The Income Tax department employees and officers who are agitated by the delay in promotions to the cadre of Assistant Commissioners (ACIT) and other cadre management related issues will be holding a lunch hour demonstration tomorrow (Tuesday, May 12, 2015) in front of all the Principal Chief Commissioner Income Tax (Pr. CCIT) offices across the country

The Income tax Employees federation and Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association, under the banner of Joint Council of Action, have been pushing for DPC for immediate promotion to the cadre of Assistant commissioners against the left over vacancies of 2013‐14 and the entire vacancies for recruitment years 2014‐15 and 2015‐16.

The Joint Council of Action is also pressing for finalization of Recruitment Rules for Group‐B & C and filing up of post in the cadre of Inspectors. Their emphasis is that the posts of Inspectors lying vacant in the absence of proper candidates in one category be filled by promoting eligible candidates from other categories.

These issues, along with other pending issues were discussed in the meeting of the Central Joint Council of Action held in New Delhi on April 28. At this meeting it was unanimously decided to go on the path of agitation by holding a lunch hour demonstration in front of the all the Pr. CCIT offices across the country on May 12.

Tuesday’s Lunch hour demonstration will conclude with a resolution to unanimously ask the CBDT Chairperson to take into consideration and settle their demands without further loss of time “as the employees and officers of the Department are totally frustrated and angry over the inordinate delay on the part of the Board in finding resolution to these issues.”

Beside promotion to the cadre of Assistant commissioners against the left over vacancies of 2013‐14 and the entire vacancies for the recruitment years 2014‐15 and 2015‐16 immediately. CBDT will be asked through the resolution to finalise and notify the Recruitment Rules of all Group B and C cadres. In the absence of these rules, the career prospects of the employees is being advesely affected. CBDT would also be asked to Issue instructions immediately to the field formations to effect promotion to the cadre of Inspectors to enable the Chief Commissioners of Income tax (CCA) to divert the posts lying vacant from one category to another.

Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association had taken up the issue of anomalies in the recent transfer orders of ACsIT with CBDT on April 9 and 17. Subsequently on April 20, the Board opened the post‐AGT representation window in the grade of DCIT/ACIT.

Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association has also leveled the charge that an Instruction of CBDT Member (P & V ), issued last year on April 29, directing all the Pr. CCsIT to consult the Zonal Director of Vigilance before holding the Local Placement Committee Meetings was used adversely against their members without any tangible evidence or reason in some of the regions while issuing local transfer orders.