Nagpur: The inaugural ceremony of induction training for 69th batch of Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officers was held at the National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT) on Monday (January 11). Chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Arun Kumar Jain was the chief guest on the occasion.
NADT’s Director General (Training) Gunjan Mishra, Additional Director General (Training) R K Chaube, Additional Director General (Training-II) Madanesh Kumar Mishra, Additional Director General Leena Shrivastava and other officials graced the function.
IRS officers undergo induction training of about 16 months before getting posted to field offices. The IRS officers are recruited through civil services examination (CSE) conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
The 69th batch of Indian Revenue Service comprises of 167 officials including 26 women and two officials of Royal Bhutan Service. The maximum number of officials are from Uttar Pradesh followed by Rajasthan and Maharashtra. The officials have different educational background as well with 62 percent of them being engineering background, and 14 percent with social studies. The average age of the batch is 28 years with youngest being of 23 years. 67 percent of officials are experienced with services rendered at state governments, Central Government, public undertakings as well as private sector.
During the 16 months, officer trainees are trained on various aspects of tax administration. The training includes specialized inputs in income tax laws, jurisprudence and training in allied laws, including general and business legislations.
As an IRS trainee, intensive training on accounts and accounting systems practiced in India is provided. Inputs in financial forensics and cyber forensics prepare the trainee for investigation in tax matters and financial crimes. The training also includes attachments with various statutory bodies including the Parliament. Other agencies include RBI, SEBI and NSDL. There is also a component of international attachment in the training too. The training equips officer trainees to understand aspects of money-laundering and tax evasion. After passing out from NADT the officer is posted as an Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax.
The National Academy of Direct Taxes is the apex training institution of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and the Income Tax Department of the Government of India. Over the years, it has enhanced and embellished national interest by moulding human capital fortunes and functioning as a ‘best-interests’ think-tank in tax policy and administration. The Academy imparts proficiency in core competency areas, disseminates information about the best of academics and practices and provides an international perspective, high quality professional capabilities and cultural sensitivities to officers.