CBDT Sets Up Task Force Of High Level Officers To Make Effective Assessments

The CBDT has issued an Office Memorandum dated 14th June 2017 by which it has set up a ‘task force’ of high ranking officials of the Income-tax department. The task force has to recommend measures to implement recommendations made by another Committee on how to make ‘effective assessments’. The task force has to inter alia consider issues such as “taxpayer segmentation with differentiated treatment, creation of a new ecosystem for conducting scrutiny assessments characterized by end-to-end e-process for scrutiny assessment, flexible function-specific jurisdiction for certain actions and pre-verification of information mismatch before full-fledged scrutiny” and is required to draw up a “blue print” by 31st July 2017 for implementation of suggested recommendations




F.No. 225/205/20 17/ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

North Block, New-Delhi dated the 14th of June, 2017

Office-Memorandum

Subject: Constitution of a Task Force to implement recommendations of Committee regarding ‘effective assessment through use of departmental database’ regd.-

The Board, on consideration of report of the above Committee, in principle, has agreed to the broad concept of taxpayer segmentation with differentiated treatment and creation of a new ecosystem for conducting scrutiny assessments characterized by end-to-end e-process for scrutiny assessment, flexible function-specific jurisdiction for certain actions and pre-verification of information mismatch before full-fledged scrutiny. While e-assessment is being implemented in phases, in respect of other recommendations, a Task Force is hereby constituted by the Board to examine the feasibility of these recommendations & also to suggest how best to implement the recommendations found feasible, in medium and long term.

ii Shri Sushil Singh Rathore, CCIT, Delhi will be Chairman of the Task Force. The other Members are:

1. Shri Binay Kumar Jha, CCIT, Ludhiana
2. Shri Harish Kumar, DIT(Inv.), Delhi
3. Anuja Sarangi, Pr. CIT, Bengaluru
4. Shri .Kumar Verma, CIT, Bengaluru
5. Shri Pradip Mehrotra, CIT(ITA), CBDT
6. Shri Anand Jha, CIT(IT&CT), CBDT
7. Shri Sanjeev Singh, ADG(Systems)-11
8. Shri Ramesh Krishnamurthi, ADG(Systems)-III , Secretary
9. Shri Rajesh Kumar Bhoot, JS(TPL-II), CBDT
10. Roopak Kumar, Addl. CIT, Mumbai
11. Shri T.Sankar, Addl. CIT, Ahmedabad
12. K.N . Dandapani, JCIT, Bengaluru

iii Chairman of the Task Force shall regulate its work & may co-opt other Departmental Officers also, if required.

iv While giving its recommendations, the Task Force would suggest possible changes in law, adequacy of infrastructure, additional funds for implementing the proposed changes, modification in business processes as well as training and other capacity building measures which may be required to be taken by the Board. As far as possible, a blueprint should also be drawn up for implementation of suggested recommendations.

v. The Task Force shall submit its report by 31st July, 2017 to Member (IT), CBDT.

(Ankita Pandey)
Under Secretary-ITA.II, CBDT


One comment on “CBDT Sets Up Task Force Of High Level Officers To Make Effective Assessments
  1. Rajesh bhardwaj says:

    Sir, the initiative by CBDT to have e scrutiny assessments is commendable and a major step forward to stop rent seeking. My humble suggestion is that DGIT ( Business Process Engineering) ITD be associated with this major exercise as in the highly successful step of setting up CPC at Bengaluru for summary assessments following the exhaustive report of PwC India. After detailed field surveys and interaction with Departmental officers their report was submitted indicating the situation “as is ” and ” to be”. The present exercise requires equally deep thought and interaction with stakeholders especially Assessing Officers and tax payer representatives by an independent body to be successful.

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