Misuse of State Emblem by Income Tax Officials. CBDT warns Income Tax official on use of State Emblems on vehicles by officers posted at field units/Zones
CBDT warns Income Tax official on use of State Emblems on vehicles.
In a recent office memorandum issued by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Income Tax Officials have been warned of violation of ‘The State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper use) Rules, 2007.
The memorandum states that Board has noticed that official cars used by the Income Tax officers posted in the various field units/Zones are using the State Emblem without any authority which is in gross violation of the statutory provisions.
Accordingly, the Board has advised all the Pr. CCITs (CCA)/Pr. DGITs to instruct their admin officers dealing with engagement and allocation of vehicle for official use within its area of jurisdiction to desist use of State Emblem of India on the vehicles provided to the officers for official use . They have also been requested to ensure that the use of the State Emblem of India on vehicle is limited to the authorities specified in Schedule II of the aforesaid Rules.
The Board has warned that if any such instance comes to its notice in future, the matter will be viewed seriously and the concerned officer as well as the concerned Pr.CCIT/Pr.DGIT will be held responsible for violation of the provisions of aforesaid Act.
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