PM Modi Asks Tax Officers to Remove fear of Harassment Among Taxpayers


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held an interactive session with the top brass of the two revenue collection arms of the government — CBDT and CBEC — during a first-of-its-kind ‘Rajasva Gyan Sangam’.

Inaugurating the two-day Rajasva Gyan Sangam at Vigyan Bhavan today, PM Modi asked tax officers to move towards digitisation and make tax administration better and efficient.

He also asked the tax officers to remove fear of harassment from the mind of assesses.

The Rajasva Gyan Sangam was attended by the top brass of the Income Tax department and Customs and Central Excise.

The conclave will deliberate on a on a host of issues related to taxpayer services and effective implementation of fiscal laws and government policies.

Modi has given his inaugural address to about 250 officials of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC). Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also addressed the conference. Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha will deliver the valedictory address on the second and last day.

The sessions will be divided into two broad subjects relating to governments plan of financial inclusion and ensuring a transparent tax regime for businesses and foreign investors, besides issues and challenges being faced by the departments like Income Tax, Customs, Central Excise and the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence.

Modi, at his recent review meetings with the CBDT and CBEC officials had reiterated the need for reducing taxpayers grievances and ensuring a quick resolution of their problems.



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