97% of Income Tax Workforce Feeling Left Out with Faceless Assessment Scheme: Employee Association
Moneylife Digital Team / IANS 17 August 2020
The employee associations of income-tax (I-T) departments have said that the restructuring carried out in the department to implement the 'Faceless Assessment Scheme' is making 97% of the workforce feeling left out.
 
The joint council of action (JCA) comprising Income Tax Employees Federation and Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association have written to the chairman, central board of direct taxes (CBDT) seeking to highlight the disruption to the employees caused by restructuring of the department.
 
"However, had the department taken us into confidence before bringing the said announcements, the feeling of being left out would not have been there among the 97 per cent of the workforce of the Department whom we represent," the JCA said.
 
"We are also certain that the CBDT, as has been the case in the past, would ensure that no employee is made redundant in the process, and existing vacancies would be filled up with due promotions and recruitment."
 
The JCA has pointed out that the restructuring exercise, if not implemented in a thoughtful manner, may result in massive displacement of manpower from one station to the other.
 
These associations have told CBDT that "Any ill-conceived diversion of posts may lead to exodus of posts and thereafter displacement of employees and their families, particularly in mofussil charges."
 
Further any large-scale diversion of posts and consequent transfers of promotee officers and officials among different states under the jurisdiction of one principal chief commissioner of I-T charge, may result in complex problems including children's education, unmanageable operational difficulties in the residual charges, the employees pointed out.
 
They have pointed out that the circular for restructuring was received on 14th August and suggestions have been asked for by 17th August when there was a national holiday and Sunday in the intervening period.
 
Moreover, the suggestions have not been discussed either with the local or central JCA, who are the major stakeholders.
 
They have asked the CBDT chairman to direct all principal chief commissioners to take into confidence the local JCA before they take any decision on the diversion of posts to the newly created NeAC and ReAC charges in their respective regions.
 
They have also sought an urgent meeting between the CBDT and JCA to discuss 'these revolutionary changes' and hoped that they can be resolved 'so that any extreme step won't be required to be taken.'
 
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nbdzmigypxynsuczpr
1 year ago
This calls for celebration.
sunil452041
1 year ago
Most important thing to be practised from now on is.... We have to remember the sacrifices made by our Freedom Fighter's... Do an ATMAA CHINTAN... and to pay tax Honestly....

Let's see and assess how much honest we are...
s5rwav
Replied to sunil452041 comment 1 year ago
All the Indians are Tax Payers -Indirect Tax Payers - on Goods they Buy and Services they Avail. I am Babubhai Vaghela from Ahmedabad on Whatsapp Number 9409475783. Thanks.
ppc7030
Replied to s5rwav comment 1 year ago
YES. YOU ARE CORRECT SIRji
disrupter11
1 year ago
Their main unstated grudge is loss of Chai Pani.
A really improved department of the Central Government, it has become quite efficient and corruption free for the normal tax payer. E filing is the greatest contributory cause for all this.
dunbaka
Replied to disrupter11 comment 1 year ago
True.
ppc7030
Replied to disrupter11 comment 1 year ago
Their main unstated grudge is loss of Chai Pani---- Have you ever given any money to ITO
s5rwav
Replied to disrupter11 comment 1 year ago
Centralized High Level Political Corruption seems to have Increased.
ppc7030
Replied to s5rwav comment 1 year ago
YES.
drptgiridharan
1 year ago
Artificial Intelligence plays now. Natural intelligence a thing of past.
A very good move to have faceless assessment with no faces in ITO. Machine will decide the best judgement assessment under section 144 and 144 coming in their livelihood and as Robinhood of IT deptt. Govt will save crores of rupees, score away horrific commissioner's, and erradenous officers.
ppc7030
Replied to drptgiridharan comment 1 year ago
NATURAL IS NATURAL; ARTIFICIAL IS ARTIFICIAL. THERE IS NO MATCH TO HUMAN BRAIN AND THAT IS WHY HACKERS ARE SUCCEEDING. MACHINES WILL NOT DECIDE WHAT IS BEST; IT IS THE PROGRAMMING THAT DECIDES. GOVT., IS NOT REMOVING ANY OFFICER/STAFF FROM SERVICE. RATHER IT ENTAILS MORE EXPENDITURE FOR PURCHASING COMPUTERS AND ACCESSORIES. ONLY COMMISSIONER'S ARE HORRIFIC; IS NOT A COLLECTOR/SI/TEHSILDAR NOT HORRIFIC? ROBIN HOODS ARE THERE EVERYWHERE INCLUDING IN BUSINESS AND PVT.SERVICE. BUSINESS PEOPLE ARE MORE LOOTING THE COUNTRY AND STASHING THEIR MONEY IN SWISS BANKS WITH THE CONNIVANCE OF POLITICIANS. BLACK SHEEP ARE THERE EVERYWHERE, BUT CAN YOU CUTAWAY EVERY SHEEP FOR THAT? SOMEONE LIKE YOU HAS BURNT THE ENTIRE HOUSE TO WARD-OFF THE RATS IN THE HOUSE.
s5rwav
Replied to drptgiridharan comment 1 year ago
AI Not Foolproof.
gbrhyd
1 year ago
It is better to remove total IT department and replace with tax on bank transactions (TBT). We can also eliminate currency notes. 100% tax collection is possible only with this system.
dunbaka
Replied to gbrhyd comment 1 year ago
I hope that day comes soon.
ppc7030
Replied to gbrhyd comment 1 year ago
TAXING ON BANK TRANSACTIONS: IF EVERY 'SETHji' TRANSACTS IN CASH, FROM WHERE YOU GET THE TAX BHAYYA? THIS WAS ALREADY TESTED BHAYYA. NO BUSINESS FELLOW WILL PAY 100% TAX.
s5rwav
Replied to gbrhyd comment 1 year ago
All 135 Crore Indians are Tax Payers - Indirect Tax Payers - on Goods they Buy and Services they Avail - may kindly be Appreciated.
suvraps
Replied to s5rwav comment 1 year ago
Bro,
What does IT mean?
m.prabhu.shankar
1 year ago
Left out ? Why ? This is a new government policy to facilitate the citizens and is a good policy which they should welcome. Why do they feel left out ? Because they cannot show their arrogance on the poor tax payers ?
ppc7030
Replied to m.prabhu.shankar comment 1 year ago
HAHAHA, ARE THE POOR PEOPLE EARNING ABOUT 10 LACS A YEAR PAYING TAX? STATISTICS GIVEN BY JAITLEY SHOWS THAT IT IS THE SALARIED CLASS THAT PAYS TAXES HONESTLY AND MORE THAN BUSINESSMAN IN INDIA.
s5rwav
1 year ago
Suo Moto Empowered Judges sitting at High Courts and Supreme Court of India should Declare the Administrative Decision of Ministry of Finance as UnDemocratic and Unconstitutional and illegal and non-est. I am Babubhai Vaghela from Ahmedabad. Thanks.....
shankar_1979
1 year ago
It is sad to read this article. Faceless assessment scheme, where an objective accounting of a person's income, his tax and penalty are calculated are a much needed, delayed reform today.
I have seen many instances (greater than 10 examples) where auditors are "friendly" with income tax officials and get the "assessment" done.
Instead of resorting to complaining and stonewalling this reform, I request the IT officials (public servants) to welcome this reform and contribute to the country's growth and prosperity.
ppc7030
Replied to shankar_1979 comment 1 year ago
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "FRIENDLY" AND "ASSESSMENT DONE". IF AN ACCUSED IS ACQUITTED, DOES IT MEAN THAT THE ADVOCATE IS FRIENDLY AND GOT THE ACQUITTAL DONE? IF YOU GET A BANK LOAN BASING ON 'FUTURE PROJECTIONS' AND ANTICIPATIONS MADE BY YOU AND CERTIFIED BY CA, DOES IT MEAN THAT BANKER IS 'FRIENDLY' AND YOU GOT THE LOAN 'DONE'(OF COURSE YOU CAN DEFAULT IT AND GO BANKRUPT AFTER DIVERTING THE LOAN TO RELATIVES AND FRIENDS)
parimalshah1
1 year ago
Read in-between lines - it means those who feel left out were most likely the ones with ulterior motives and wasted interests - now that their cream on the cake is just not available.
ash_ramchandran
1 year ago
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ash_ramchandran
1 year ago
In psychology, this type of protest is aptly called subterfuge protests, that is, the actual reason for such a protest is different from the kind of show put out for gaining the sympathy of the public at large. The abrupt disruption of tax free second income has gone for a toss and hence the deceptive concern of employment issues and more
shivkumar
1 year ago
Saale chor hain. With faceless assessment their dhanda is bandh. That is why they are feeling "left out". This is one reform of the Modi government I will fully support. But the devil lies in the details.
Ali
1 year ago
If they were contacted, none of them would have shown any interest in this change. This is a conflict of interest. Their interest is not to have faceless assessment. Also, we should not worry about displacements. They are sufficiently compensated for such transfers. Ideally, 40% of the staff should be made redundant, as they do not add any value to the country's exchequer. They just look after their own interests.
Sudhir Mankodi
1 year ago
Obviously those who feel \"left out\" have vested interest in continuing with old regime of face to face settlement so that they can harrass the tax payers and secure price for their \"quick fix settlement\". They are cribbers better left to their fate. Ordinary tax payers are more than happy for the new regime.
ppc7030
Replied to Sudhir Mankodi comment 1 year ago
HAVE YOU SEEN/PARTICIPATED IN ANY I.T SETTLEMENT. GO ON THE ROAD WITHOUT LICENCE OR EVEN WITH ALL THE DOCUMENTS, POLICE FELLOW/BRAKE INSPECTOR WILL SHAVE YOU OFF. HAVE YOUR PAID TAX ON YOUR INCOME ACCOUNTING FOR EACH PAISE YOU EARNED/YOU SPENT,EVEN ON ILLEGAL ITEMS LIKE GIVING MAMOOLS TO TRAFFICWALA. HOW MANY MEDICAL DOCTORS ARE SINCERE. DAY IN DAY OUT YOU SEE HOSPITALS SQUEEZING MONEY AND NONE CONTROLS THEM. AT LEAST CBI IS THERE TO CATCH WRONG-DOERS AND NONE IS THERE TO STOP THUGGERY OF DOCTORS. A BULLION MERCHANT IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD CAME WITH EMPTY HANDS AN YEAR AGO AND NOW PURCHASE ASSETS WORTH 8-10 CRORES. NO TAX, NO SCRUTINY AND HE WILL VOTE FOR BJP.
itgoaorg
Replied to Sudhir Mankodi comment 1 year ago
Is all the officers in Income Tax are corrupt? This line of thinking is really affecting the morale of many non corrupt persons in the department!!


There are many who gave their entire life to the department and now being felt as harassed because our FM also says all are corrupt

What was the purpose of being non corrupt in this department. People blindly believe that all are corrupt even though there are majority are committee workers. That is the reasons for the fact IT department is One of the most efficient department in the country. Such persons are not worried about direct or faceless

But they feel rejected because of these general statements If somebody is corrupt put them under bar Why other non corrupt officers should be blamed for that
itgoaorg
Replied to itgoaorg comment 1 year ago
Is all the officers in Income Tax are corrupt? This line of thinking is really affecting the morale of many non corrupt persons in the department!!


There are many who gave their entire life to the department and now being felt as harassed because our FM also says all are corrupt

What was the purpose of being non corrupt in this department. People blindly believe that all are corrupt even though there are majority are committed workers. That is the reasons for the fact IT department is One of the most efficient department in the country. Such persons are not worried about direct or faceless

But they feel dejected because of these general statements
If somebody is corrupt put them under bar Why other non corrupt officers should be blamed for that Kindly appreciate them also
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