GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Finance/Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Tax
North Block, New Delhi-110001
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tele : 23092648 & Telefax – 23092544
Dated the 24th June, 2017.
My dear Pr Chief Commissioner,
Please refer to my D.O. letter dated 4.11.2016 vide which I had requested you to give immediate attention to inspections and reviews and ensure that the targets and timelines in this regard are strictly adhered to. This was also reiterated in subsequent video conferences. After perusal of statistics in this regard it is noticed that not much progress has been made. The reviews and inspections which should have been a regular part of work of your officers, are not taken up in right earnest despite my unambiguous directions. This is in the interest of the department that these reviews & inspections are carried out at right time to guide the junior officers and also fix accountability for wrongdoing.
2. Rule 3(2)0) of the CCS(Conduct) Rules puts the responsibility of ensuring the integrity of subordinates squarely on the supervisory officer. The same was conveyed by my D.O. that a supervisory officer cannot absolve himself from vicarious liability if, having the right, ability and duty to control the activities of a subordinate, he does not take steps to prevent the acts of misdemeanour by subordinates. It is, therefore, of utmost importance that supervisory officers’ conduct periodic checks so that officers and officials maintain absolute integrity and complete devotion to duty. The fact that this is a very important part of your managerial role which you have to address with the utmost resolve and seriousness, cannot be over-emphasized. Henceforth any default in this regard will be viewed seriously.
3. I expect to receive a reply from you by the 15th July informing me the number of inspections and reviews the officers (by name) in your charge were required to perform and the number actually done and the Plan for doing the same in current year As this activity is an important part of the action plan, the achievement in respect of inspection and reviews shall form part of APAR grading and any laxity in this regard should be commented upon in the APAR.
4. I am sure that all the offices of your region will take necessary action in this area of work.
With best wishes,
All Pr Chief Commissioners of Income Tax