Government of India
Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
Directorate of Income Tax

Level – 5, East Bloch – 2, R. K. Puram, New Delhi – 110066
Tel :- 26197238, Fax 26185607

F. No. DGIT(Logistics)/Const. of Committee/2013-14

Dated: 1st July, 2013


All Chief Commissioners of Income Tax/ Director Generals of Income tax


Subject:   Receiving of Income tax returns in Aayakar Sewa Kendras (ASKs) –  regarding.

As you are aware Ayakar Sewa Kendras (ASKs) are functional at 132 stations all over India. Return receipt facility through Sevottam Software is also available at all these ASK Centres. In view of

these you are requested to ensure the following;

(i)            Income tax offices where ASK is functional, all paper returns should be received in ASKs w.e.f July 2013 by using Sevottam Software.

(ii)               In view of mandatory e-filing of returns in the cases of assessees having income above Rs. 5 lakh, the list of TRPs alongwith details of their phone number, e-mail ID etc. should be displayed prominently at the ASK Centre to enable the taxpayers to avail their facilities. Further, services of the TRPs may be made available at the locations where ASK is functional.

(a)             Sincere efforts should be made to receive the returns of Income on Sevottam software in the locations where ASK is not functional but the Sevottam Software is functional.

(b)            Efforts should also be made to receive paper returns on Sevottam Software at those stations where neither ASK nor Sevottam software is functional. For this purpose concerned CIT(CO) / Sh. Harish C Singh, AD (Systems), Delhi (Mobile : 9013854020, Off: 0120-2818067 and e-mail: be contacted for assistance.

2. For any enquiry/assistance in implementing any of the above, Ms. Suniti Srivastava, DIT (O&MS) (Tel: 011-26185607) and Sh. R. C. Meena, Addl. DIT (O&MS) (Tel: 011-26171873/e-mail: be contacted.

This issues with the approval of Chairman CBDT.

Your Faithfully

(Suniti    Srivastava)
Director (O&MS)

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