The Directorate of Income-tax has informed vide letter dated 27.08.2012 that the Finance Minister has approved utilization of 1% incremental revenue earned during F.Y. 2009-10 amounting to Rs, 80.63 crore. The amount has to be utilized for enhancing organizational efficiency, infrastructure and wherewithal. The Officers have been requested to forward their suggestions for utilization of the funds by 15th September, 2012. It has been clarified that the funds will be used for schemes that result in enhancing organizational efficiency, infrastructure and wherewithal of Income Tax Department and not for welfare schemes of employees.
It may be recalled that there is an “Award Scheme for Assessing Officers” being formulated.