CBDT directs that all the assessment orders shall hereafter be passed by National e-Assessment Centre through the Faceless Assessment Scheme, 2019, except as provided hereunder :- 1. Assessment orders in cases assigned to Central Charges. 2. Assessment orders in cases assigned to International Tax Charges.

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 – 110001.
Dated the 13 August, 2020

ORDER

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

With the launch of various e-governance initiatives, Income-tax Department is moving toward total computerization of its work. This has led to a significant improvement in delivery of services and has also brought greater transparency in the functioning of the tax-administration.

2. In order to ensure that all the assessment orders are passed through the Faceless Assessment Scheme, 2019, the Board in exercise of powers under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 hereby directs that all the assessment orders shall hereafter be passed by National e-Assessment Centre through the Faceless Assessment Scheme, 2019, except as provided hereunder :-

1. Assessment orders in cases assigned to Central Charges.

2. Assessment orders in cases assigned to International Tax Charges.

3. Any assessment order which is not in conformity with Para-2 above, shall be treated as non-est and shall be deemed to have never been passed.

4. This order shall come into force with effect from the 13th day of August, 2020.

5. The Hindi version of this order shall follow.

(Prajna Paramita)
Director to the Government of India

Copy to:

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

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

3. Chairman, CBDT 8s All Members, CBDT

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

5. Chief Controller of Accounts, New Delhi

6. All Joint Secretaries/CsIT, CBDT

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

8. Commissioner of Income-tax (Media 86TP) and official Spokesperson, CBDT, New Delhi.

9. Secretary General, IRS Association/Secretary General, ITGOA/All India Income Tax SC 8s ST Employees’ Welfare Association/ Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF).

10. JCIT, Data-Base Cell for uploading on irsofficersonline.org.

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

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