‘Officers should perform duties with due diligence’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jul 2017 09:26:28


Business Bureau

THE newly-promoted officers to the Assistant Commissioners of Income Tax (ACsIT) have to effectively discharge their duties regarding tax collection and tax evasion in such a manner that nobody should point a finger at them. “They have to perform duties with due diligence,” said Nishi Singh, Member (P&V), CBDT, New Delhi while talking at the valediction function for the orientation programme ‘Uttarayan-2017’ at the National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT), Nagpur on Wednesday.

She said that nobody likes to pay taxes due to which the officers would always be under the scanner of watchful eyes. Therefore they have to be very careful while performing duties of national importance.

She said that the officers have to be always vigilant in their working. Duties should be carried out fearfully with boldness. They must decide what is good, right and wrong while taking decisions. “With the training, the effectiveness of the officer trainees as tax administrators will be greatly enhanced, leading to a much more productive role in nation building,” she added.

Rang Nath Jha, Principal DG of NADT said that the NADT campus had enlightened the officer trainees by imparting valuable knowledge to broaden their perspectives on how to discharge their duties on different matters of taxation. During the eight-week training, these officers were provided inputs on all aspects of tax administration. Apart from training them in discharging their core functions of tax collection and tackling tax evasion, they were also provided inputs to tackle economic crimes like money laundering, embezzlement, frauds and various other financial scams.

Leena Srivastava, Additional DG of NADT, Nagpur said that during the period, the officer trainees benefited from the excellent sport facilities in the academy which include modern swimming pool, tennis lawns and state-of-the-art gymnasium. The residential training programme also included a one-week ‘Bharat Darshan’ study tour and one-week on-the-job training, which provided the officer trainees with exposure to diverse social and trade sectors of the country.

Sarita Kumari, Additional Assistant Director and Course Director of Uttarayan-2017 said that the batch consisted of 190 officer trainees from 22 states and one Union Territory.
Dr S K Saha, AD (I&CT), NADT proposed the vote of thanks.
R K Chaube, ADG, NADT and Nausheen J Ansari, ADG, NADT were also present.