F No. 187/3/2020-ITA-I
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
(Central Board of Direct Taxes)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 8th, April, 2021

Order under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961

The Faceless Assessment Scheme, 2019 (the Scheme) has been incorporated in the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act) vide the Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Act, 2020. Section 144B of the Act pertaining to Faceless Assessment has been inserted by the said amendment w.e.f. 01.04.2021.

2. In pursuance of the said amendment, the Central Board of Direct Taxes in exercise of powers under section 119 of the Act, hereby directs that all orders/notices/letters/instructions/any other communications issued by the `National Faceless Assessment Centre’ (NaFAC) on or after 01.04.2021 bearing the logo and name ‘National c-Assessment Centre’ (NeAC) shall be deemed to have been issued by ‘National Faceless Assessment Centre’ (NaFAC).

3. In addition to above, it is also directed that in the notices, communications and orders etc. issued by the NaFAC, wherever the sections 143(3A) and/or 143(3B) are mentioned, the same shall be read as Section 144B of the Act.

4. This order comes into effect from the 1st day of April, 2021.

5. This is issued with the approval of Chairman (CBDT).

(Gulzar Ahmad Wani)

Copy to:

1. PS to FM/OSD to FM/PS to MoS (R)/OSD to MoS(R)

2. PS to Sccretary(Finance) / (Revenue)

3. Chairman, CBDT & All Members, CBDT

4. All Principal Chief Commissioners of Income-tax / Principal Director Generals of Income-tax.

5. Pr. Chief Controller of Accounts, New Delhi

6. All Joint Secretaries/CsIT, CI3DT

7. Web Manager, 0/o Pr.DGIT (Systems) with request to upload on the departmental website.

8. Commissioner of Income tax (Media & ‘1’1)) and official Spokesperson, CI3DT, New Delhi.

9. Secretary General, IRS Association/ Secretary General, ITGOA/ All – India Income ‘Fax SC & ST Employees’ Welfare Association / Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF).

10. Addl. CIT, Data-Base Cell for uploading on IRS officer’s website.

11. ADG (Systems) 4 for uploading on the website of Incometaxindia,gov.in

(Gulzar Ahmad Wani)

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