Fishing Expedition of CBDT Officers
The complaints including complaints regarding harassment of tax payers by the income tax officers are received by the Government and various income tax authorities all over the country. There is no centralized system of maintaining category-wise database of complaints, which are dealt with by the officers concerned as per prescribed procedures.
A communication dated 7.11.2014 issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) listing steps towards a non-adversarial tax regime, inter-alia, directs:
The officers and staff at all levels have been advised to follow these directions scrupulously. Non adherence to the 12 guidelines specified in the above mentioned communication is to be viewed seriously.
This information was given by the Minister of State of Finance, Shri Jayant Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.