The Income Tax Department received GOLD award yesterday (January 30) by the Govt. of India under category “Cat-I-Excellence in Government Process Re-engineering” for National Award on e-governance 2014-15. The award was presented during the 18th National Conference on e-governance held at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The award was conferred for “TDS Reconciliation Analysis & Correction Enabling System (TRACES)” project.
The Project marks a major step in ensuring TDS compliance through the processing of TDS returns and comprehensive data processing of TDS statements using technology driven end-to-end processes.
At present 15 Lakh deductors and 2.5 cr. Tax payers are using various e-enabled online services through the CPC (TDS). This was the third award on e-governance to the Income Tax Department in the last 5 years. The enthused IT department boast of its commitment to e-governance and its move towards a non-adversarial and tax-payer friendly regime.