Nagpur: The Inauguration Ceremony of the Induction Training of the 71st batch of IRS is scheduled to be held on December 30, 2017 at the National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT), Nagpur. Sushil Chandra, Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes, New Delhi will be the chief guest on the occasion. Senior officers heading various Central and State government organisations/institutions and senior officers from the Income Tax Department, Nagpur are expected to grace the occasion.
The National Academy of Direct Taxes, Nagpur is the apex training institute for the Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) (IRS- IT) Officers of the Government of India. The IRS Officers are recruited through the Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. The direct recruit IRS officers undergo induction training of about 16 months before being posted to field offices to manage the tax administration of India. During their training, the Officer Trainees are trained on various aspects of Tax administration. The officer trainees are provided specialized inputs in Income Tax laws, jurisprudence and training in allied laws, general laws and business laws.
An IRS trainee receives intensive training on accounts & accounting systems. Further, inputs in Financial Forensics and Cyber Forensics are also given in order to prepare the trainees for investigation in tax matters and financial crimes including tax evasion and money laundering. The trainees are particularly sensitised towards taxpayer services & other public services as also towards Right to Information etc. Further practical aspects of training include attachment with field offices of the Income Tax Department as well as with various constitutional/statutory bodies in India including Parliament, RBI, SEBI and NSDL etc. There is also a component of international attachment wherein the trainees are exposed to best practices prevailing in International Taxation.
The training equips the officer trainees with the knowledge and skills required to function as tax authorities and contribute towards revenue augmentation. On successful completion of the Induction Training, the Officer Trainees are posted as Assistant Commissioners of Income Tax in field offices across India to take up the role of soldiers of the Indian economy for revenue administration and thus for fighting corruption and black money.
In addition to the above, the chief guest shall also inaugurate the Advanced Training Centre at NADT. The ATC will offer one of the best state-of-the-art training facilities in the country.