Eliminate pendency of tax-related cases: PM urges officers

Raj Kamal Rao

Addressing the inaugural session of a conference of CBDT & CBEC officers in New Delhi on Friday, PM Narendra Modi asked them to solve pendency of tax-related cases in adjudication and appeal.  He asked officers to come up with an action plan during the Rajasva Gyan Sangam.

 

PM Narendra Modi speaks at inaugural session of a conference of CBDT & CBEC officers in New Delhi

PM Narendra Modi speaks at inaugural session of a conference of CBDT & CBEC officers in New Delhi

Prime Minister also asked officers to improve their work-culture, to incorporate both a “sense of urgency”, and “measurability”, in their performance.

PM Narendra Modi speaks at inaugural session of a conference of CBDT & CBEC officers in New Delhi

PM Narendra Modi speaks at inaugural session of a conference of CBDT & CBEC officers in New Delhi

He has also asked the officers to make efforts to enroll smaller traders with a turnover below Rs. 20 lakhs under GST in order to enable all traders to take maximum benefit.

“More than 17 lakh new traders have been brought into the indirect tax system within two months,” he said.

The Prime Minister asked officers to come up with a time-bound solution to ‘tax raised and not realised’, and asserted that the honest cannot continue to pay the price for the misdeeds of the dishonest.

He also suggested the complete reworking of human resource management in the tax departments to strengthen the data analytics and investigation wing.

PM Modi hoped that the two-day Gyan Sangam would come up with concrete ideas to improve the tax administration.