Retirement of officers demoralizes executives: the association of IRS officers with PM Modi
âIn addition, serving officers are under tremendous pressure in the continuous flow of tax policy models initiated by those retired officers who are no longer on the civilian list,â the association said.
The letter, written by the president of the association Naresh Penumaka, mentioned the extension granted by the Cabinet Appointments Committee (
) to a CBIC member last year.
The ACC is headed by the Prime Minister.
“This is to let you know that many on-duty IRS (C&IT) agents have reported to me that other members, the CBIC are likely to be extended / reappointed after retirement and that proposals are pending. ‘active review stage,’ he said. in the letter of June 30.
“In this regard, I humbly submit that extending the tenure beyond retirement pension demoralizes the cadre, as the entire promotion chain is also blocked when enough eligible officers are available for promotion,” said Penumaka, senior chief commissioner of the Visakhapatnam area.
He said that the term of the members should coincide with the retirement pension.
“As Your Honor is aware that the members of the CBIC and the Central Commission for Direct Taxes (CBDT) do not have a fixed mandate, their mandate should therefore coincide with the retirement pension. They are not on the civil list. after retirement, âthe letter reads. mentionned.
Speaking to, Penumaka said that a CBIC member was granted a one-year extension last year which will end in August 2021 and “we have not found any added value from him.”
He said that as a result of such a term extension, officers are retiring without obtaining a rank upgrade.
âThe revenue department is managed very professionally and any retention after retirement will affect the impartiality in dealing with cases of tax evasion,â said Penumaka.
No less than 6,400 Indian Revenue Service officers (customs and indirect taxes) and 98,000 employees of the department are worried about their careers, he said.
âThe association with 150 board members across India discussed the resolution (to write the letter) and there was not a single board member who opposed it in writing. therefore a unanimous decision to write the letter, “he said.