Shri. Atulesh Jindal, the Chairperson of the CBDT, has addressed a letter dated 05.02.2016 to the Principal Chief Commissioners of Income-tax in which he has stated that the growth in collection of direct tax collections is not encouraging. He has pointed out that main cause for concern is that regular tax collection has shown a decline of 10.44% as compared to a growth of 17.25% last year. He has stated that this suggests inter alia that adequate efforts are not being made to collect the arrear demand. The CBDT Chief has directed that “outmost focus for the next two months should be on collection of the collectible demand, both out if current and arrear demand”. The Chairperson has also directed the Principal Commissioners to give the highest priority to the work of collection of demand and to monitor it personally.