pri Shocking! Income Tax CPIO not maintains details of ITR Filed Shocking! Income Tax CPIO not maintains details of ITR Filed

Recently CA Pallaav Parashar has filed an RTI application with Income Tax Department and asked  data of total income tax returns filed between 07th June, 2021 to 21st June, 2021 on new E-filing portal including daywise details of ITR Filed. In response it was replied that that no such data is being maintained and it is not available.

Reply is surprising considering that On Wednesday, Infosys COO Pravin Rao said about 10 lakh ITRs have been filed so far, and on Tuesday, about one lakh ITRs were filed in a single day.

A Similar RTI Was also filed by CA Ram Bajaj and he was also given Similar reply- Download Reply to CA Ram Bajaj.

Full Text of RTI Questions asked and reply is as under –

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF INCOME TAX
CENTRALIZED PROCESSING CENTER,
48/1 & 48/2, PRESTIGE ALPHA, BERATENA AGRAHARA,
ELECTRONIC CITY (POST), HOSUR ROAD, BENGALURU — 560 500.

F. No. RTI/June/31A/2021-22

Dated : 14.07.2021.

To

Shri Pallav Parashar,

Sir,

Sub: Request for information under the RTI Act, 2005 — reg.

Ref: Your online RTI application dated 22.06.2021 received on transfer from 0/o. ADG(Systems)-3, New Delhi in this office on 28.06.2021.

In the RTI application sent to this office, you have requested for the following information :

Sl No. Information requested
1. Please provide data of total income tax returns filed between 07th June,2021 to 21st June, 2021 on new E-filing portal.
2. Please also provide ITRs filed on each day between 07.06.2021 to 21.06.2021.

The RTI Application is disposed as under :

2. Reply to Query Nos.1 & 2 The applicant is hereby informed that the requested information is not held as such, by the CPIO as registered information nor is the requested information required to be maintained as such by the CPIO, under extant rules or regulations. It may be mentioned here that the CPIO is not obliged to collect, collate and compile such non-available information and provide the same to the applicant. Further, under the RTI Act, the CPIO is authorized to provide only such information as is available and existing and held by the public authority or under the control of the public authority.

Shocking! Income Tax CPIO not maintains details of ITR Filed

2.1. The Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of CBSE Vs Aditya Bandopadhyay 8SCC 497 has held at Para 63 of their order, that where the information sought is not part of the record of the Public Authority and where such information is not required to be maintained under any law or rules or regulations of the Public Authority, the Act does not cast an obligation upon the Public Authority, to collect or collate such non-available information and furnish it to the applicant.

3. The First Appellate Authority under the RTI Act for CPC is the Addl. Director of Income Tax (CPC), Unit-8, Prestige Alpha, Post Box No.1, Electronic City Post, Bengaluru — 560 500. First appeal, if any, may be filed within 30 days from the date of receipt of this order.

Yours sincerely,

(Rajamathangi V)
Income Tax Officer & CPIO,
CPC, Bengaluru.

Download RTI as replied by Income Tax Department to CA Pallav Parashar 

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11 Comments

  1. GANDHI MOHAN BHARATI says:

    What have the committee formed done so far? What will happen when the total system failure imposes penalty on us?

  2. CA. Ranjeet Singh says:

    I do agree with the comment provided by all other consultants and CAs. The site is still not upgraded and not functioning properly. They are doing changes and when we are working on those changes, they again change the seen, like for post office area and pin code.
    Filing forms are still not available..
    Several returns pertain to last year verified, but still showing pending and not at all updated on the portal. New registration of PAN is also not working.. So there are multiple problem with site.. Verification of old returns not working..
    Each profile showing 75% after completion of all field, so they need to show what will make 100% and what all are pending for update. Even we update all the fields that are available it show 85% completion
    15CA, 15CB is not working..
    Status of return filed verification is not at all showing on new portal, thereby making lot of confusion which returns are pending for verification and which are already verified.

  3. Venkatraman says:

    1. Remember to have read somewhere that after the introduction of faceless assessment, Incometax portal run by DG(Investigation), New Delhi and perhaps he can answer the query.
    2. Manual filing may be allowed

  4. Venkatraman says:

    1. Remember to have read somewhere that after the introduction of faceless assessment, Incometax portal run by DG(Investigation), New Delhi and perhaps he can answer the query.
    2. Either the old portal should be revived or manual return filing should be allowed till Feb

  5. Kailash Chand Aggarwal says:

    I have been trying to submit my ITR 2 since last one month. Even after validation is error free, short term capital gain and dividend income error comes in the verification and the error shown on clicking the link is completely meaningless and there is no mistake in filling ITR. This new portal has not made it easy at all to fill the return but has made it impossible.

  6. Kailash Aggarwal says:

    I have been trying to submit my ITR 2 since last one month. Even after validation is error free, short term capital gain and dividend income error comes in the verification and the error shown on clicking the link is completely meaningless and there is no mistake in filling ITR.

  7. Ak Gupta says:

    I also tried many times,it is not at all user friendly, not at all working smoothly , not showing prefilled datas . There are not one but many glitches. How someone could upload the the return duly completed is unbelievable. software validates but fails at verification, while submitting not allowing at all with an error which is non existing try latar

  8. Saatwik says:

    The whole of India was in Lockdown during April to June and still they have not extended the due date of TCS. from 1 June Income tax new portal was not working..it merely started working nearly 9 to 10 July..and than also department has raied penalty of 200 rupees per day…

    This is goverment is working with suspicious mind as it had extended the due date of tds but not tcs….

    Portal didn’t worked

    So practically all the dates should be extended for the compliance of Q4 and Q1..

    It is literally seen that they are raising money out of penalties and just want everybody to disturb.. nothing else….

  9. NILLOOFER DUMASIA says:

    I wonder how so many returns have been filed with json utility. I still cannot figure out how to file a simple ITR 1 without glitches. The java and excel utilities were so much better and easier too.
    They should release java and excel utilites asap so we can get on with work

  10. VINOD KUMAR JAIN says:

    surprisingly for an assessee return could be filed for AY 2015-16, but for AY 2014-15, portal state mismatch in name. Returns are asked to be filed for notice u/s 148.
    The reasons for change over are not in public portal. Some imminent CAs standing for GOI and seeking patience, no doubt, we should suffer pains for long term gains,But the reason for changes in procedure this public service should not be under shreds of mystery. Further the Department should not bombard the assessees with notices and SCN, when the respondents are unable to file because of the hurdles created by the Plaintiff. At may lead to excuses of Non-compliances, as happened in a case in Delhi, for which Hon’ble jurisdictional HC had to intervene

  11. Deepak says:

    This new return software is a scrap. There are not one but many glitches. How someone could upload the the return duly completed is unbelievable. The software validates but fails at verification with an error which is non existing.
    Why the department has gone for it is a mystery. Java utility was very good, in fact.

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