Caught in legal wrangle and discrimination in getting its long due the Income Tax Department under the administrative control of CBDT has been conferred PM’s Award for of Excellence in Public Administration’ for ‘Easy Tax Compliance through Quality Service’.
The cadre restructuring had sanctioned 26 Apex Scale posts to CBDT but ironically S K Ray (IRS IT:1978) is the only serving Prl Chief Commissioner (as against 26 sanctioned apex scale) that too is set to be appointed as Member, CBDT. Principal CC heads the state/states as zonal-chief.
Almost all the revenue earning centres of Income Tax department are functioning without zonal chief (Prl CC, IT) namely; Ahmedabd, Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata.
Interestingly, over 40,000 crs of rupee are due with thousand thousands of FII’s (Foreign Institutional Investors) but vacant posts of Zonal-chiefs have been marring the prospects.