Proceedings of the meeting of Implementation of Cadre Restructuring in the Income Tax Department
Proceedings of the meeting of Implementation of Cadre Restructuring in the Income Tax Department, held at Civic Centre, New Delhi on 5th July, 2013.
A meeting of the all Cadre control Authorities, members of the Core Committee and Sub-committees was held in Delhi at the Conference Hall of the Civic Center at 10:00 A.M. on 5th July, 2013 to familiarize all Concerned with the details of the Cadre Restructuring proposals and discuss the terms of reference of each Sub-committee for coordinating implementation of the cadre restricting in the Income Tax Department. The meeting was chaired by the Hon’ble Member (P&V), CBDT.
2. The meeting opened with the welcome address of the DGIT(HRD) followed by the inaugural address by the Hon’ble Member(P&V).
3. Hon’ble Member(P&V), in her inaugural address, briefed the participants about the sterling efforts of the officers which resulted in the approved Cadre Restructuring. The highlights of her address were:
(i)All due procedures have to be followed for the implementation of the restructuring.
(ii) The CCsIT(CCA) must necessarily involve employees of Group A, B and C of the Department, after consulting with the IRS, ITGOA and ITEF, for constituting appropriate Implementation Committees for examining and formulating their recommendations.
(iii) All efforts should be made to complete the restructuring entirely in the calender year 2013.
(iv) The imperative for higher revenue collection (of additional revenue collection of Rs.25,756 crores per annum) viz a viz the Cadre Restructuring and attendant creation of new posts in the department. Despite the additional efforts required for implementing the restructuring, the high revenue target must not be lost sight of. The CBDT is committed to deliver on the revenue collection.
(v) There should be an effort to create an Income Tax Office in every district of India, while drawing up the implementation plan for restructuring.
(vi) While projecting workload in the region, due care should be taken by CCAs to prepare an accurate requirement of workload and posts required.
4. The following are the highlights of the proceedings :
(i) A presentation on “Cadre Restructuring- A Perspective” was made by Sh.B.K.Jha, DIT-I (HRD). In gist, it dealt with the background of the Cadre Restructuring and the road ahead. Various recommendations of the Cadre Restructuring Committee about the future structure of the Department were informed to the House, including creation of 620 posts of Reserves for the first time.The House agreed that that where flexibility in distribution of the new posts is possible, there should be keeping in view, inter alia, the various factors like workload, revenue potential and the outcome of the recommendations of the various Sub-committees set-up for the purpose inter-alia.
(ii) A presentation on “Terms of reference: Responsibilities of Core Committee and Sub-committees" by Shri B.K. Jha, DIT (HRD) on the terms of reference, responsibility of the Core Committee and Sub-committees formed for the specific purpose of implementation of the cadre restructuring proposal. The important points highlighted are :-
The entire work allocated to the seven Sub-committees must be completed within the time lines i.e. three months.
An initial report about the road map of the task to be completed by each Sub- committee should be sent to the Core Committee within a period of 2 weeks from the date of issue of the order constituting committee.
Periodic reports are to be Submitted by all the Sub-committees to the Core Committee on the progress made in the areas assigned to the concerned Sub-committees.
The Member-Secretary of the Sub-committees, who are all officers of the HR Directorate, will the points of first contact of the Sub-committees with the Directorate.
The Chairmen of the Sub-committees may co-opt other members and also constitute working groups responsible for carrying out task assigned to the each committee.
The Chairman of the Sub-committee may also ensure that each group coordinates with the concerned CCA in their respective area of work and obtains necessary input from all CCIT (CCA) regions.
CCsIT(CCA) must not only operate their Implementation Committee, but also provide data to the Sub-committees, as required by the latter.
A Nodal officer at each CCIT (CCA) region may be nominated urgently by the Chairman of the respective Sub-committees, in consultation with the CCsIT(CCA), who would responsible for providing the required inputs.
Issues of Budgetary requirement and delegation of financial powers on the issue of creation of infrastructure for additional manpower etc., may be highlighted in the interim reports of the Sub-committees.
(iii) A presentation on “Implementation Plan” was made by Shri Manoj Joshi, erstwhile DIT(HRD)-II, which dealt, inter alia, on the number of posts sanction by Cabinet, the terms of sanction, the timelines of implementation, and the linkages between the various function Sub-committees.
(iv) DGIT(HRD), in his winding up address, informed that a list of issues which have been now frozen due to approvals/directions at higher levels will be intimated to the Sub-committees. Subcommittees may give their recommendations on other issues, while keeping in view the recommendations of the Cadre review Committee. A portal will be provided to the Sub-committees and CCsIT (CCA) to provide suggestions.
5. The vote of thanks was delivered by Shri Debjyoti Das, DIT-II(HRD).