Pune: Though Income Tax (I-T) department employees work day and night, it has done nothing to reduce the department's workload, as almost 60 per cent positions in the I-T department are vacant, claimed participants of the Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association meet, which concluded recently. They have urged the government to fill these positions and give proper promotions to employees.
The Pune unit of the Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association held the All India Managing Committee meeting in Yashada. It was inaugurated by AC Shukla, Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax. RK Gupta, Director General of Income Tax (Investigation), Pune, was present as chief guest. Around 125 officers were present from I-T offices across the country.
Bhaskar Bhattacharya, Secretary General, New Delhi, and Ajay Goyal, President of the All India Association, in their address to the gathering, highlighted various challenges like staff shortage, lack of infrastructure and delay in promotions. They also highlighted the steps being taken to tackle these issues.
"Due to vacancies in the department, there is huge workload on the existing staff. The higher ups must understand the manpower crunch situation," said Ajay Kulkarni, President of I-T Gazetted Officers Association.