GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DIRECTORATE OF INCOME TAX
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES
ICADR Building, Plot No, 6, Vasant Kunj Institutiongl Area Phase-II,
New Delhi – 110070. Ph. 26125213, Fax 261130594.
E No. HRD/CM/210/4/2010-11/1931 Dated: 11th March, 2011
The Hon’ble Finance Minister has expressed his deep concern at the rising litigation with employees of the Income Tax Department. A committee is already been set up in CBDT to
i. Identify systematic causes for service litigation and litigation with taxpayers in the CBDT.
ii. To prepare a roadmap for reducing the existing litigation and also to avoid litigation for future.
iii) TO act as standing committee to reduce litigation.
2 However, only the matters involving group ‘A’ and ‘B’ officers or where union of India is one of the parties, are dealt by the CBDT. Large Number of service litigation cases involving Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ officials are pending in various CCIT (CCA) regions.
3. It is therefore, directed to set up standing committee for dealing with service litigation and grievance redressel of Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ employees in each CCIT (CCA) region. The committee to deal with service litigation matters of Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ employees should consist of one Addl. CIT as Chairperson and two JCs1T/DCsIT as members. The committee shall look into all existing service litigation matters concerning Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ employees and also to look into the future cases in line with the directions of Hon’ble FM and the National Litigation Policy.
4. The Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ employees may also be advised to approach the committee for redressel of their grievance. The committee may deal with the grievance of employee within a period of one month and make its recommendation to authority competent to take decision in the matter.
(C. P. Singh)
Deputy Diretor of Income Tax (HRD)