Published On: Thu, Mar 10th, 2016

Don’t harass honest taxpayers: PM to IRS probationers

New Delhi: Do not harass honest taxpayers and work to ensure people-friendly initiatives reach the common man, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today told a group of Indian Revenue Service probationers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted IRS probationers to keep a sense of trust for the people of India, in course of their work.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi exhorted IRS probationers to keep a sense of trust for the people of India, in course of their work.

Interacting with 167 probationers who called on him, the Prime Minister exhorted them to keep a sense of trust for the people of India in course of their work.

He said an overwhelming majority of people in the country are law-abiding and wish to comply with laws in the interest of the nation.

He said the honest taxpayer should not be harassed even as the officers perform their duty of implementing the government s revenue policy.

A statement issued by the PMO said the Prime Minister also asked them to ensure that all people-friendly initiatives reach the people on priority.

Replying to a series of questions from the young officer-trainees, the Prime Minister said that officers must feel that each and every citizen of this country is a part of his family.

He said that if this spirit prevails, the officers will be able to work with vigour and enthusiasm and even the question of exhaustion will not arise.

In the course of the 45-minute session, the Prime Minister recalled several anecdotes from his life and his political experience to explain the importance of a sensitive and humane approach required from civil servants.

PTI

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