Even after one and a half year of Cabinet approving the cadre restructuring of Income Tax Department, posts at all levels remain vacant. CBDT, the chief wage earner, is forced to operate its higher grade posts by giving additional charge to junior officers.
Such is the situation that in Apex Scale 24 posts, out of 26, are vacant. After the retirement of S K Srivastava (IRS IT:1978) on March 31 only a single post of Principal CCIT (S K Roy) will remain functional on the first day of FY 2015-2016. Even Principal CCIT post is being handled by Principal CIT rank officer in several wings. Approx 204 posts in the rank of Commissioner Income Tax are yet to be filled up. Similarly, in each rank hundreds of posts are lying vacant.
The delay in promotions at higher level has been creating a cascading effect on all levels up to Income Tax Officers.