Published On: Thu, Oct 8th, 2015

Income Tax officials abstain from work

Ghaziabad: Scores of employees of Income Tax department here went on a strike today in protest against what they alleged acute shortage of officer in their division.

CBDT Chairperson Anita Kapur, who is the administrative head of Income Tax department.

CBDT Chairperson Anita Kapur, who is the administrative head of Income Tax department.

The officials, associated with Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF) and Income Tax Gazetted Officer Association (ITGOA), held a protest outside Income Tax office at Hapur Chungi here.

ITGOA vice president A K Singh said that the department was facing “acute” shortage of officers and around 500 vacant posts of I-T assistant commissioners were lying vacant due to which officers are overburdened.

“The department has given nod to promote and fill only 180 vacant posts which is insufficient and will not ease the burden of officers,” Singh said.

Multi-Tasking-Staff (MTS) appointed in the department are working as casual workers for the last ten years and have not been absorbed in regular cadres, he alleged.

In place of appointing regular staff, the department has resorted to out-sourcing of man power, Singh said.

Over 50,000 employees of the I-T department today went on a day-long countrywide strike to press the government for redressal of their service-related demands.

Officials of the striking unions said no work was conducted at these offices all day and the next plan of action will be decided on October 11.

The main tax office at the Civic Centre building in New Delhi wore a near-deserted look even as striking employees were seen staging protests in the compound.

“More than 50,000 officers and staff of the department participated in the day-long strike as a result of which normal work in all offices of the country was stalled.

“We are meeting again on October 11 to decide the future course of action,” ITEF President A K Kanojia said.

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