Data of cash deposits in bank etc by Government servant to be shared with Vigilance. ITD asked to send the data to DGIT (Vigilance)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Finance/Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North Block, New Delhi-110001
Tele: 011-23093356 ,Fax :011-23092071
NISHI SINGH, IRS
Member, CBDT &
Special Secretary to the Government of india
F.No. DGIT (V)/Misc/2017-18/2466 Date:-25.07.2017
All Directors General of Income Tax (Investigation)
Sub: Sharing of information in respect of public servants
During the course of investigation/enquiries /search & seizure operations etc. conducted by the Investigation Wing of the Department, a lot of information is gathered. Further, after demonetization , substantial data regarding cash deposits in bank accounts is available, which is being analyzed by your team s. Some of this information unearthed as a result of investigation as well as from analysis of these bank accounts, might belong to public servants and/or their dependent family members. In many cases, diaries containing details of illegal gratification paid to government servants are found and seized, which are also corroborated by other evidences.
2. I would like to emphasize that ensuring probity among Public Servants is a key priority area of Therefore, such information in respect of Government servants should be passed on to DGIT (Vig), New Delhi, as it involves not only concealment of income tax, but vigilance angle as well. DGIT (Vig) in turn will process the cases of personnel belonging to the Income Tax Department and pass on the information in case of officers belonging to other ministries/departments/organizations to their respective Chief Vigilance Officers.
3. I trust you will appreciate that we are duty bound to bring investigations into such misuse of public office to the logical Please ensure that information available with the investigation wings in this regard as on date is sent to me immediately, and in future, information/resu lt of enquires pertaining to public servants should be shared on real time basis with the DGIT (Vig).
4. An early action in this regard is expected.
Member (P&V), CBDT