Maximizing Revenue collection without harassment is immediate priority-CBDT Chairman

Maximizing Revenue collection without harassment is immediate priority – CBDT Chairman

New appointed CBDT Chairman Shri P. C. Mody in his maiden message as chairman, CBDT has marked the maximizing Revenue collection as immediate priority.

For accelerating the Revenue he has stressed on the need to widen and deepen the tax base, ensuring simultaneously, the optimum utilization of physical as well as human resources.

However he has clearly stated that in achieving the priority of maximisation of Revenue, must not be done by harassment or high handedness on the part of officers or officials. But the conduct of the Department must be impeccable, friendly, yet objective-without fear or favour- as we move towards becoming a non-adversarial regime.

Apart from the maximization of Revenue, the CBDT Chairman  has listed timely delivery of quality Tax Payer Services as another prime area of focus. He has stated that continuous and concerted efforts must be made to address and redress all public grievances within the prescribed time- limit. Systemic reforms shall continue to be undertaken , especially to redress grievances of smaller taxpayers, such as: Increased automation of processes, e-filing, centralized processing of tax returns, and other bulk operations. Focus shall also be on expediting Dispute Resolution, Tax Payer Education and Litigation Management.

He has stated that the Board shall also make all efforts for ensuring timely provision of service needs of its officials, with an aim to improve their efficiency, output, and morale. Best efforts shall be dome to harmonize the organizational goals with the needs of every employee, so that they are able to rise to the challenges of effective tax-administration with increased exposure and up-gradation.

Quoting the  title of a story by American poet and short story writer Delmore Schwart, the CBDT Chairman while sharing his vision, has sought continuous support, and constructive suggestions and participation of the   staff for improving the image of the Department and contributing towards Nation Building.

He has expressed hope to meet the aspirations of not only the public and taxpayers but also employees and to continue to strive towards greater transparency, accountability and improved voluntary compliance as a Digital Administration being rolled out

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