Update knowledge continously: Chandra tells IRS officers

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Apr 2017 10:11:51


Business Bureau,

Sushil Chandra, Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), New Delhi, called upon the officer trainees of IRS to continously learn and update their knowledge and skills as the Income-Tax Department has been given responsibility to eradicate black money. Chandra was speaking at the valediction ceremony of the induction training of the 69th batch of Indian Revenue Service at the National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT) on Thursday.


He said that Indian Revenue Service (IRS) was a specialised service and stressed upon the importance of core competence since the officers are required to deal with the best brains of the society in their day to day official duty. He asked the officers to develop super-specialisation and expertise in at least one of the functional domains and develop as an authority in that area. He also urged the young officers to strive to become that he or she is sought after in every section of the Department.


He said, “Integrity is the greatest asset and polite conduct with public is the most essential requirement of public service. Young officers of cutting edge level are the face of the Department and their conduct and behaviour defines how the Department is perceived by the public.”


Chandra said, presently IRS officers have cadre strength of just about 5,000 cater to nearly seven crore taxpayers and are still able to redress the grievances effectively resulting in the Department receiving the Prime Minister’s Excellence Award for grievance redressal.
He stressed that the officers should not crib about impediments and should focus on how to turn obstacles into opportunities.


Chandra expressed his firm belief that the officers trainees would leave no stone unturned in making the Income Tax Department, the best Department in times to come. He presented medals to the following officer trainees for best performance in academics and overall performance:


In his welcome address, Rang Nath Jha, Principal Director General (Training) of NADT encouraged the outgoing batch to work fearlessly and diligently for public service. He expressed confidence that young officers would work with a human touch and balance of mind and heart.


R K Choubey, Additional Director General (Training)-1, NADT, presented the overview of the 16 months long induction training and highlighted the innovations done in pedagogical methodologies in the core areas of academic and extracurricular inputs given at NADT.


Prakash Dubey, Additional Director and Course Director of the 69th batch presented the course report with a view to brief the gathering about the batch profile and overall performance of the officers during the training period.
Nausheen Jahan Ansari, Additional Director General (Training)-2, NADT, administered the ‘Tax Administrators’ prayer to the officer trainees.


The 150 direct recruit IRS officers along with two officers from the Royal Bhutan Service, had undergone induction training of about 16 months during which the Officer Trainees have been provided with specialised inputs in Income Tax Laws, jurisprudence and allied tax laws as also general laws like GST, Companies Act, Contract Act, IPC, CPC, CrPC, Indian Evidence Act, Transfer of Property Act, Benami Transactions Act etc.


In addition to theoretical inputs, the trainees were exposed to practical aspects by way of attachments with various statutory bodies in India including the Parliament, NISM, Reserve Bank of India, Stock Exchange etc, Bharat Darshan, on-the-job training modules etc.