CBIC compulsorily retires 22 tax officials over charges of corruption and bribery

The government has compulsorily retired 22 senior tax officials under Rule 56 (j) of Fundamental Rules.  This decision has been taken in the backdrop of charges of corruption, extortion and professional misconduct against them. All Central government employees are governed by the ‘fundamental rules (FR)’ and the Central Civil Services (CCS) rules and compulsory retirement… Continue reading CBIC compulsorily retires 22 tax officials over charges of corruption and bribery

India’s tax administration needs a mindset change: Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister has held a meeting with the tax officials.The meeting was aimed to interact with tax officials and taxpayers. Addressing the meeting,she called for inculcating technology-driven approach in dealing with the matters of tax administration. She said that in order to prevent the tax-terrorism,we need to promote faceless assessment and curb the interaction… Continue reading India’s tax administration needs a mindset change: Nirmala Sitharaman

CAT stays dismissal of two tax officials; govt transfers judicial member of tribunal

The Central Administrative Tribunal(CAT) has stayed the sacking of two of the 15 senior tax officials who were compulsorily retired over charges of corruption and inefficiency. Recently,the Central Government had compulsorily retired 15 senior customs and central excise officials. The orders issued by the Finance Ministry had invoked rule 56(j) of the Fundamental Rules.Rule 56… Continue reading CAT stays dismissal of two tax officials; govt transfers judicial member of tribunal