D.O. F.No.A-12026/3/2011-Ad.I                                4th April, 2011


You are aware that the Government of India has created 12 posts of Income Tax Ombudsman at 12 stations, namely New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, .Kolkata., Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Bhopal and Kochi under the Income Tax Ombudsman Guidelines 2010. Selection to the post of Income Tax Ombudsman is likely to be mode for some locations which are likely to be vacant, shortly.

2. The post of Income ‘Tax Ombudsman is in the HAG Pay Scale of Rs. 75500-80000/-. Therefore, it is requested that names of suitable officers fulfilling the eligibility criteria mentioned in the Income Tax Ombudsman Guidelines, 2010 (copy enclosed) indicating their preferred locations may be sent by 29.04.2011 to enable selection of Income ‘fax Ombudsmen. In case no preference of locations is indicated, it would be presumed that he/she is willing to be posted in any of the locations, The applications received after the clue dale will not be considered and ate liable to be rejected. The nominations should be accompanied with Cadre clearance, History of postings, Vigilance clearance and ACR dossiers.

3. Relevant provisions .regarding eligibility, pay scale and tenure of Ombudsman are reproduced from the Income Tax Ombudsman guidelines, 2010 below:-

“3.II. The Ombudsman selected shall be a person who has held a post in the Government of India in the HAG scale of pay of Rs. 67,000-79,000/-(pre-revised pay scale of Rs, 22400-525‑24,500) on regular basis for al least one year and shall preferably be a resident of the city where he/she is proposed to be appointed. He/she shall be a serving officer (as on the last date for receipt of applications which is 29th April, 2011) preferably of the Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax), If a suitable officer from that service is not available, officers of equivalent grade of any other Group ‘A’ service of the Central Government may be appointed. When appointed as Ombudsman, the officer, if he/she is still in service under the Government or India, shall seek retirement from Government service, before entering upon the offices as an Ombudsman.”

4.  You are also requested to inform the applicants that if they intend to withdraw their candidature for any reason., they may do so on or before 31.05.2011. in case they are considered and selected for appointment by the ACC, they should net decline the appointment. If they -withdraw the application after 31,05.2021 or if they decline the appointment or if they do not join within 30 clays of :he order of appointment, they will not be considered -for any further appointment outside their cadre for three years. They will also then he debarred for consideration for appointment outside the cadre and in any Autonomous Body/Statutory Hody/Regulatory Body for a period of three years. No further notice in this regard will he given to them.

Yours Sincerely,

(A. K. Srivastva) Joint Secretor (R)

Shri Sudhir Chandra,


Central Board of Direct Taxes,

North Block,

-New Delhi.

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