Finance ministry sacks 72 tax officers

Strict action taken against revenue officers to fix accountability

GN Bureau | May 6, 2016


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 For the first time, the finance ministry has fired 72 tax officers, besides prematurely retiring another 33 for non-performance and on disciplinary grounds in the last two years.

The action has been taken against officials harassing tax assessees to enforce principle of good governance in the functioning of the revenue department, reported Business Standard on May 6.
 
The ministry of finance said on Thursday that since the present government took over, it has taken strict action against revenue officers and officials to fix their accountability.
 
“There is a general perception that no action is taken against the defaulting tax officials for their non-performance as well as in case of harassing the tax assessees among others. The present government has taken various steps to change this perception following the principle of good governance."
 
In the unprecedented move, 33 officers of the Indian Revenue Services, including seven Group 'A' officers, have been prematurely retired for non-performance. Additionally 72 officials have been dismissed, including six Group 'A' officers, in other departmental or disciplinary actions over the last two years.
 

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