Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicIndian Revenue Service

Topic: Indian Revenue Service

Bid to break ‘IAS monopoly’? Forest service officer named MHA additional secretary in rare move

B.V. Umadevi, a 1987-batch Chhattisgarh-cadre IFoS officer, has been posted as an additional secretary in MHA. Govt officers also point to a crunch of IAS officers at the Centre.

IRS body of NE seeks makeover as officers fear faceless taxation reduces them to ‘cyber cops’

Under new scheme, tax appeals can be randomly allotted to any officer, whose identity will remain anonymous. IRS officers say this will hit the service hard.

IRS officers’ tips to revive economy and how radical ideas of 1970s are lurking in the air

In episode 454 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses the ideas presented by 50 IRS officers to revive the economy after Covid-19 that are reminiscent of 1970s India and Lenin's Soviet Union.

‘Can’t ensure functioning mess’ — 150 IRS trainees told to leave Nagpur academy amid lockdown

IRS trainees at National Academy of Direct Taxes in Nagpur say their leave requests weren’t heard earlier when transport was available. Official says order not mandatory.

To break IAS grip, Modi govt is picking more non-IAS officers for top jobs

Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet has empanelled four non-IAS officers as secretaries and at least one of them was elevated to secretary level. 

CAT transfers official who stayed Modi govt’s move to compulsorily retire IRS officer

A.K. Patnaik stayed the compulsory retirement of IRS official G. Shree Harsha on 25 June. He was transferred just a day later to Karnataka.

Modi govt has reduced recruitment of IRS officers by over 70% since 2014

In 2013, 409 IRS officers were recruited through the UPSC exam. By 2018, the number of posts released by the Modi govt stood at 106.

Behave properly with taxpayers: Income tax department tells its officers

The poor conduct of tax officers and staff is believed to have drawn a lot of complaints from taxpayers, damaging the image of the department.

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.