In a major reshuffle, the Income Tax department has issued mass transfer and promotion orders to over 100 tax officials across the country.
The transfers on Tuesday, included officials of the rank of Commissioner of assistant and deputy commissioners of income tax and principal chief commissioner, principal director general and director general of income tax.
According to circular, passed by the Central Board of Direct Tax ( CBDT), the transfer includes 104 assistant and deputy commissioners of income tax and three principal chief commissioner grade transfers.
“The following officers are transferred and posted as indicates against names of each of them with immediate effect and until further order,” the two circulars signed by Brij Mohan, Under Secretary to Government of India said. The order came on law Tuesday night.
The development comes after the Delhi Government told its bureaucrats not to “blindly” follow Jung’s orders and asked them to discharge their duties in line with constitutional provisions, without any fear or apprehension.
Chairing a nearly three-hour-long meeting called by the government following a stand-off with LG on appointment of bureaucrats, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia explained to senior officials various provisions in the Constitution, the Government of NCT of Delhi Act and Transaction of Business of the Delhi Government.
The meeting was attended by secretaries, principal secretaries and heads of various departments.
A senior official said there was a healthy exchange of views in the meeting.
Sources said Sisodia told the bureaucrats about his Government’s views on the tussle with the Lt Governor, maintaining that it was committed to follow the provisions of the Constitution and other laid down norms in ensuring efficient governance and exhorted them to work with full enthusiasm. “The officials were told that they should not follow the (LG’s) orders blindly,” said the sources.
In a separate development, the Delhi High Court sought responses from the Centre, Jung and the AAP government on a plea seeking quashing of Kejriwal’s order appointing 21 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs as parliamentary secretaries to ministers.
Source: Economic Times