Hon’ble Sushil Chandra, the Chairman of the CBDT, has issued a directive dated 17.03.2017 in which he has made his displeasure at the “unsatisfactory performance in the area of recovery” very clear.
The learned Chairman has relied on facts and figures and stated that the achievement in some regions “is even worse than the national average, which itself is very low”. He has also argued that the collections till February 2017 have a “miserably low ratio”.
At the end, the learned Chairman has directed that “maximum amount of confirmed demand must be recovered immediately”. He has also directed all AOs and TROs to make “concerted efforts towards recoveries from arrear and current demands” so that the targets are met without fail.