IRS INCOME TAX CADRE

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Road to success goes through....?

Some recent developments have made several senior IRS (IT) officers apprehensive about their career prospects. The way Akhilesh Ranjan (member, CBDT) opted for VRS following re-appointment of P C Mody as CBDT Chairman, confidence of several senior most IRS officers seems to have shaken up. But officers belonging to junior batches take it sportingly. Out of humor, junior IRS officers are often heard saying ‘if you have ever served in Gujarat region you have chances but if you didn’t you should not lose hope’.

09 Sep 2019
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CoS cleared two names for CBDT Member post

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the meeting of Committee of Secretaries (CoS) was held last week to select names for two posts of Member, CBDT.

 

Reportedly, three names were in consideration zone of which two were selected namely; Prabhash  Shankar (IRS IT:1983) and Ms Seema Khorana Patra (IRS IT:1983).

 

If some well placed sources are to be believed Akhauri Abhay Shankar (IRS IT:1983) too was in race but he missed the opportunity for a set of reasons known to the insiders.

 

Reportedly, the ACC may clear the appointments soon to meet Board’s strength. The third post of Member fell vacant yesterday with the retirement of Aditya Vikram (IRS IT:1981), Member- Income Tax & Computerisation. 

01 Jul 2019
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Road to success goes through....?

By IndianMandarins 09 Sep 2019

Some recent developments have made several senior IRS (IT) officers apprehensive about their career prospects. The way Akhilesh Ranjan (member, CBDT) opted for VRS following re-appointment of P C Mody as CBDT Chairman, confidence of several senior most IRS officers seems to have shaken up. But officers belonging to junior batches take it sportingly. Out of humor, junior IRS officers are often heard saying ‘if you have ever served in Gujarat region you have chances but if you didn’t you should not lose hope’.

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CoS cleared two names for CBDT Member post

By IndianMandarins 01 Jul 2019

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the meeting of Committee of Secretaries (CoS) was held last week to select names for two posts of Member, CBDT.

 

Reportedly, three names were in consideration zone of which two were selected namely; Prabhash  Shankar (IRS IT:1983) and Ms Seema Khorana Patra (IRS IT:1983).

 

If some well placed sources are to be believed Akhauri Abhay Shankar (IRS IT:1983) too was in race but he missed the opportunity for a set of reasons known to the insiders.

 

Reportedly, the ACC may clear the appointments soon to meet Board’s strength. The third post of Member fell vacant yesterday with the retirement of Aditya Vikram (IRS IT:1981), Member- Income Tax & Computerisation. 

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Empanelment of 1996-1999 batch of IRS IT: Who will fix the problem?

By IndianMandarins 12 Apr 2019

It has been the longest one year for four batches of IRS Income Tax. Officers of 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 batches have been waiting in vain for their turn for empanelment as Commissioners. But for some unknown and mysterious reasons, things are not moving at all. This has had a cascading effect on other batches causing disappointment among IRS IT officers.


Indianmandarins has reliably learned that months back, the CBDT had sent the proposal for empanelment of these batches but the UPSC has not been able to conduct the DPC as the matter pertaining to 1999 batch officers Ms. Sumana Sen and Ms. Ashima Neb are subjudiced before the court. There has been murmuring as well that these two officers are being victimised whereas as  a faction terms it vice-versa as well.  


Sources say that the issue may be resolved by way of a minor modification in the earlier proposal. For this, the proposal for empanelment of the 1999 batch may be separated from that of 1996, 1997 and 1998 batches but this calls for a proactive approach at the Board-level (CBDT). Reportedly, 1999 batch officers do not like the idea. They know that in case the batch is left over it may take too long to get a solution. Indeed, the four batches consider themselves a victim of the personal-cum-professional rivalry of few officers. Some seniors at the top believe that the discontentment and rivalry should have been stopped for the sake of the cadre as it may create a cascading effect on other batches below 1999.


Reportedly, the Board has been waiting for the deadlock to end in due course and then the UPSC conducting the DPC.

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PRAGATI: PM Modi told IT Dept ‘aap badhai ke patra hain’

By IndianMandarins 30 Aug 2018

Indianmandarins reliably learns that in PRAGATI meeting, held on August 29, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed happiness over the doubled number of refunds and fast-paced redressal of grievances. PM told the Income Tax department ‘aap badhai ke patra hain’. Further PM asked the tax department to escalate its efforts to boost confidence-building drive.

 

It may be mentioned that PRAGATI meeting is attended by CBDT Chairman and monitoring on his behalf is done by Principal DG (Administration & Tax Payers Services). The performance of CBDT has been mentioned in publication “success stories” in reforms category. Click to read more

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TDS defaulter: Director of a Real Estate firm sentenced jail

By IndianMandarins 30 Aug 2018

The director of a real estate firm was, on August 29, sentenced to six months of rigorous imprisonment (RI) by a court for allegedly failing to deposit over Rs 50 lakh TDS in time to the Income Tax Department. Clickto read more.  

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04th top post falling vacant; CBDT Chairman faces onerous task to run the show

By IndianMandarins 31 Jul 2018

Country’s top tax administration body -- Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has six members out of which three have retired and the fourth member, B D Bishnoi (Member, Administration), is retiring today. Today onwards the effective strength at the Board will get reduced to two members. Even these two members are retiring in next 60 days.


It may be underlined that the posts of Member (Investigation) and Member (Income Tax and Computerisation) fell vacant in Fabruary this year with the retirement of Gopal Mukherjee and Rajendra Kumar respectively whereas Ajit Kumar Srivastava (Member- Revenue and Taxpayers Service) fell vacant in June. Now the CBDT will have a Chairman and only two members to run this board. Curiously, the remaining two members-- Shabri Bhattashali (Member, Audit and Judicial) and Arbind Modi (Member- Legislation) will retire in next sixty days. In case it failed got get new members on board in next 60 days the board chairman Sushil Chandra will occupy the driver’s seat without any member around to run the business of the board.
 
In fact, Revenue Department failed to initiate the process of filling up these crucial positions on time and posts were advertised on July 04 with August 03 as last date for submission of application. Interestingly, while submitting applications the prospective candidates have no idea about the number of vacant positions as advertisement did not disclose how many posts will be filled through the process.

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