Officers should make corruption free decisions: Gadkari

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Apr 2017 10:44:53

Business Bureau,

The National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT), Nagpur is the apex training institute for the officers of the Indian Revenue Service. Before joining field as Assistant Commissioners of Income Tax, the IRS Officer Trainees are imparted a 16 month-long training at NADT.

As a part of their training, amongst other inputs, they are also given specialised inputs on various business laws and allied general laws by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU), rated the best in the country in law education. Under an MoU entered into by NLSIU and NADT, the NLSIU confers the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Laws upon such Officer Trainees.

On April 8, as a part of the tradition, the convocation ceremony of NLSIU, Bangalore was held for awarding of the said PG Diploma to the IRS Officer Trainees of 69th batch, who would be completeing their 16 month-long training in this month.

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping was the chief guest on the occasion. Besides R N Jha, Principal DG (Training), NADT, the ocassion was graced by Prof Venkata Rao, Vice Chancellor of NLSIU, Bengaluru and O V Nandimath, Registrar, NLSIU. Faculty members inlcuding R K Choubey, Additional DG-1, Nausheen J Ansari, Additional DG-2 and Leena Srivastava, Additional DG-3 NADT and senior officers from the Income
Tax Department also graced the ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, Gadkari congratulated the trainees and extended his best wishes for their bright future. He highlighted the importance of education, training and research.
He called upon the Officer Trainees to make prompt,
transparent and corruption free decisions.

He advised the Officer Trainees to always keep in mind the spirit of law so that the ultimate objective of the legislation doesn’t get defeated. Gadkari stressed upon the need of ‘ease of doing business’, ‘e-governance’ and use of information technology in governance. Gadkari said, “The ultimate objective should be conversion of knowledge into national wealth.”

He advised the trainees to keep introspecting so as to build upon their areas of strength and to remove the weaknesses.
Gadkari conveyed his goodwishes and advised the trainees to strive to become good officers and good citizens.

In his address, Jha highlighted the importance of specialised knoweldge of general and allied business laws having a bearing on the tax administration of the country. He emphasised the necessity of skilled revenue administration for the nation in order to usher into a new
economic order.
R K Chaubey presented a report on the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Laws. He informed the gathering that the NADT is the first central training institute in the country to have inlcuded ‘Law of Ethics and Governance’ in its training programme for the IRS Officer Trainees.
O V Nandimath, Registrar, NLSIU, administered the oath to the Officer Trainees and Prof Venkata Rao, Vice Chancellor of NLSIU formally pronounced the conferment of the PG Diploma on the IRS Officer Trainees. The programme concluded with the formal vote of thanks followed by the National Anthem, informs S M V V Sarma, Assistant Director (Hqrs), National Academy of Direct Taxes, Nagpur.