Instruction No.  13/2015

No. 380(4)/2012-IT(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue

(Central Board of Direct Taxes)

North Block, New Delhi 21st September, 2015

All the Principal CCIT (CCA)

Subject: Implementation of the administrative recommendations of the Committee for drafting the new TRO Manual – reg.


I am directed to refer to the above mentioned subject and to say that on the administrative suggestions made by the Committee on updation of extant TRO Manual, the Board has decided the following:

(i) A senior ITO with seniority of not less than 03 years should be posted as TRO with a minimum tenure of two years, extendable to three years. Similar tenure should be given to officials in TRO’s office. Officers/Officials with unsavory past and dubious reputation should not be posted for recovery work.

(ii) Pr. Commissioner of Income Tax should take a review meeting of AOs and TROs once every quarter. Further in order to ensure proper maintenance of registers and close monitoring of TRO’s work, the Principal Commissioner of Income Tax (Pr.CIT) be directed to annually inspect the TRO’s office.

2. In view of the above, you are requested to take note of these instructions for compliance under your jurisdiction.

3.    This issues with the approval of Chairperson, CBDT.

Yours faithfully,

Sandeep Singh)

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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