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  • Feb 15, 2020
  • Get more under amnesty for plum postings, CBDT tells field officers

    To maximise revenue mobilisation via the direct tax ‘Vivad Se Vishwas’ scheme, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has made tax officers’ performance under the scheme a vital criterion for their annual appraisals for 2019-20 and future postings. “Details of the number of disputed cases, amount involved in disputed cases as well the number of cases resolved and the amount collected under the scheme may be reported in the self-appraisal,” CBDT said. The performance of officers in respect of the scheme “will be specifically commented upon by the reporting and the reviewing officers and shall be an important factor in determining their future postings,” the tax board said in an office memorandum.
    Assessing officers, range heads and other zonal heads would come under the revised appraisal norms.

    The scheme, announced in the recent Budget, seeks to dispose of nearly 4.8 lakh cases, involving disputed tax amounts of Rs 9.32 lakh crore (as on November 30, 2019). All direct tax-related cases pending before the commissioner-appeals, Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, High Courts or Supreme Court as on January 31, 2020 are eligible for the scheme.