Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Circular 3/2011


Manishinath Bhawan A/2/95 Rajouri Garden,New Delhi. 110 027.

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Telefax. 2510 5321; 6543 1807

President: K.P. Rajagopal. Secretary General: Ashok B Salunkhe


Dated: 19th April.2011

Dear Comrade,

The Quarterly review meeting with the Chairman, CBDT took place today the 19th April, 2011 at 4 pm. The following issues raised by the ITEF were subjected to discussion and the outcome of the discussion on each issue is given below:

1. Equal distribution of vacancies among Administrative-field formation and Directorates.

Agreed to. Appropriate Instructions will be issued to the CCIT(CCA) by the Board.

2. Mobile Hand Set” as token gift on the occasion of “150 years of Income Tax” celebration.

The Chairman,offered to give not only mobile handset and a coin brought out to commemorate the 150 years of the functioning of the Income-tax Dept. as a gift to all employees.

3. Advance increment to Sr.TA and Stgr.II on passing Deptl.Exam for Inspectors

The Board has assured to take up the matter with the Dept. of Expenditure for their approval.

4. Sufficient allocaton of funds for Medical, Travelling and Conveyance allowances.

The Chairman appreciated the difficulties in the allocation of fund under Medical, Conveyance etc. The Board will approach the Finance Minister to obtain sufficient budget allocation.

5. Regional recruitment & postings for Direct Recruitment posts.

It was informed that the Govt. has already agreed to have the MTS recruitment on regional basis. In respect of other cadres, it was informed that the matter has already been taken up with the Govt.

6. Departmental examination to be conducted during June-July every year

The results will be published by end of April. All Examinations in this year will be held in the month of August, 2011. On the question of grace mark in Advance Accountancy, the Chairman has asked the Directorate to look into the matter.

7. Functioning of Local Placement Committee – Transfer to be made on the basis of guidelines framed in the JCM Meetings/Discussion with the Federation.

While the placement committee will not be disbanded, the Chairman assured that instructions will be issued to all CCIT(CCA) to abide by the transfer guidelines in consultation with the representatives of ITEF.

8. Accommodating personnel promoted as OS and Stgr. In the same station since no financial benefit is allowed on such promotions.


9. To restore Special Pay provisions in the areas where it was available

Agreed to take up the matter with the Dept. of Expenditure

10. Zonal Accounts Offices be manned by Income Tax Department in the true sense of departmentalization of accounting system.

In the present dispensation the Chairman stated that it will be difficult to take over the accounting functions by the Department. However, he assured to take up specific problem of harassment with the Chief Controller of Accounts. The question of acceding to the Demand might arise only when the Govt. accept the full autonomy of the Department.

11. Infrastructure-

Desktop computer will be provided to the employees as assured by the Board in the earlier meetings. Instructions will be immediately issued to the CCITs to procure the required number of Computers. The CCITs will be authorized to purchase the required number of Air Conditioners to provide better working conditions to the employees.

12. Vigilance Cases: The Chairman has assured that all the pending vigilance cases will be disposed off immediately.

13. Petrol Allowance: The increase of reiumbersement of petrol charges to Inspectors 50 ltrs and Notice servers 25 ltrs. will be earnestly taken up with the Finance Minister.

In view of the positive assurances on the above issues by the Chairman, CBDT, we have reciprocated that all cooperation will be extended in the matter of clearance of pending refunds.

We are happy to inform all of you that the ITEF Gujrath Circle has come forward to host the XXVIII All India Conference of the Income-tax Employees Federation. The probable place of conference will be Silvasa (UT) and the same will be in the month of February, 2012. Detailed communication will be issued by the ITEF Gujrat Circle. As you all are aware that the Gujrat Circle has taken a huge responsibility, all possible assitantce and helps are to be extended to that circle to conduct the Conference in a decent manner. We therefore, request you all to do your best in collecting the Advertisement for the souvenir and extent your co-operation in all other matters.

With greetings

Yours fraternally

Ashok B Salunkhe

Secretary General

Friday, April 15, 2011


        Manishinath Bhawan A/2/95 Rajouri Garden,New Delhi. 110 027.

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Telefax. 2510 5321; 6543 1807


President: K.P. Rajagopal.                                        Secretary General: Ashok B Shalunke


Dated: 15th April 2011




All Circle General Secretaries,


Dear Comrade,

            Kindly refer to our SMS asking all circles to ensure that the employees are not compelled to attend the office on closed holidays( Saturdays and Sundays) without compensation. This instruction had to be given organizationally due to the request received  from various circles for such a directive from the CHQ.  


            It is therefore necessary the call is implemented universally by all Circles and ensure that nobody attends office on holidays. This is to request you once again that you take necessary steps to ensure that the programme is implemented with cent percentage success through out the Country.


            With greetings


Yours fraternally



Secretary General




Monday, April 11, 2011

Circular No.2/2011



                                    Manishinath Bhawan,

                                    A/2/95, Rajouri Garden,

                                  New Delhi 110 027

                                  Telephone No : 2510 5324 Telefax 2513 1593

                                e-mail : itef@sify.com Website: itef.blogspot.com.


ITEF 2/2011

     Dated:11th April, 2011






The Chairman,                                                                       

Central Board of Direct Taxes,

New Delhi – 110 001                                                             


Dear Sir,


Sub :  - Issuance of refund - reg.



            Kindly refer to the above.


            As per your direction vide S.No.32 dated 3.4.2011 all the refunds are required to be issued by 10.04.2011. As per the above circular the total paper refund returns entered into the system was 7,35,655. However, it was also mentioned that around 8 lacs refund returns are yet to be entered into the system.  Thus the total refund returns as per the above statistics comes to around 16 lacs.  Needless to say, to find and segregate refund returns  itself will be a huge task requiring a lot of time and manpower.  Taking this huge task at hand the original target fixed for 10th April, 2011 to complete the issue of refunds was unrealistic to say the least, as there was only 4-5 working days available to meet the target.  Further, in your communication S.No.34 dated 9th April, 2011 the date for completing the issue of refunds was extended to 20th of April, 2011. Here also only 6 more working days are available as 12th April 2011 and 14th April 2011  in most part of the country are closed holidays.  Hence this time limit to complete the task is also not achievable considering the huge workload involved.  Further, we would also like to bring to your kind notice the following facts which had already drained the energy level of our members :


i)                    Our members have put in their maximum efforts in order to ensure that all time barring cases are completed by 31th December, 2010 by even working on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. They have also worked hard to meet the revenue collection targets.

ii)                   From the month of January, 2011 to 31st of March 2011 our members were under pressure to meet the recovery targets.

iii)                 It is also pertinent to mention here that the CBDT/CCIT/CCA had given oral instruction not to issue refund till 31.3.2011 in order to project better tax collection.

iv)                 There is lack of proper infrastructure which include PCs and connectivity which is affecting the work.

v)                  As is well known there is an acute shortage of manpower to the extent of 25-30% in almost all the cadres in the department.

vi)                 The staff members are kept busy in preparing miscellaneous reports which are called for on a daily basis consuming substantial man-power daily.


            In the above scenario it is indeed an Herculean task to issue all refunds within the time limit set by you. Therefore, we feel that except for putting unnecessary pressure on the staff members this exercise will not yield the desired result.  While assuring all our co-operation in ensuring that the refunds are issued at the earliest, we are of the considered opinion that we should have a realistic approach to the issue and find a workable solution so that all the refunds are issued at the earliest possible time.  However, we shall only be happy to give our suggestions in this regard when we meet on the 19th of April, 2011.


            Thanking You,


                                                                                                            (Ashok B. Salunkhe)

                                                                                                              Secretary General.