Published On: Tue, May 31st, 2016

Modi likely to hold conference with top CBDT, CBEC brass

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to hold a conference with the top brass of the IT department, Customs and Central Excise from across the country in June on a host of issues related to taxpayer services and effective implementation of taxation laws and government policies.

PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi

Officials said Modi, along with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, is expected to hold the interaction with the Directors General and Principal Chief Commissioners of the two large departments working under the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) during their annual brainstorming and discussion conference in the national capital here on June 16-17.

This will be the first time that the two boards administering direct taxes (CBDT) and indirect taxes (CBEC) under the Finance Ministry will be holding their annual officers conference at the same time.

Earlier these two boards used to hold this separately with the chief guest being the Finance Minister.

While the itinerary and other fine details for the two-day conference are still being worked out, it is expected that Modi will be the keynote speaker to inaugurate the session at Vigyan Bhavan here, while Jaitley would be the lead speaker where he would talk to the top brass of the two boards.

The meetings, they said, have been planned in such a way that the sessions are divided into two broad subjects of government’s plans of financial inclusion and ensuring a transparent tax regime for businesses and foreign investors and the second being solution finding modules to issues and challenges being faced by the departments.

Modi, in his recent review meetings with the CBDT and CBEC has been reiterating the need to reduce taxpayers’ grievances and ensure a quick resolution of these issues.

He is also expected to outline the government’s goals and aims vis-a-vis some flagship programmes like ‘Make in India’ and ‘Startup India’, they said.


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