Conduct Non-intrusive Investigations: Jaitley said to Tax Officials.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said to revenue department officials to adopt non-intrusive methods of investigation ad impressed upon the need for skill development. He was addressing the meeting of Directors General of I-T (Investigation and Intelligence & Criminal Investigation) and Chief Commissioners of I-T (central) in Delhi.
Middle level officers also called by him to improve heir forensic skills to successfully deal with new tools of technology being used for tax evasions.
The meeting held between finance minister, Revenue secretary Shaktikanta Das, CBDT Chairman and Member(Investigation and Intelligence & Criminal Investigation) of different region and Chief Commissioners of I-T (Central) along with other senior officers of the CBDT among others FM Arun Jaitley also said that the quality of representation of cases of I-T Department before various courts of law needs to be improved, and also stressed upon devising mechanisms to attract the best talent and build expertise the specialised subject of taxation.
Mr Das while speaking in an occasion, appreciated the sensitivity of the tasks assigned to the investigation directorates and advise the officers to be firm and fair in their approach towards the taxpayers. The tax collection fell short of target by a whopping Rs. 77,000 crore during 2013-2014. The government collected Rs.11.58 lakh crore against the budget estimate of Rs. 12.35 lakh crore.