Rashtrapati Bhavan : 08.03.2024

The officer trainees of Indian Revenue Service (77th batch) called on the President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (March 8, 2024).

Addressing the officers, the President said that Revenue Service will give them an opportunity to play a vital role in mobilizing resources for the Government. They are expected to be partners in the nation-building process by ensuring effective tax administration and improved voluntary compliance. She told them to remain steadfast in their duties to facilitate compliance of tax laws by the taxpayers and also contribute towards creating deterrence against tax evasion.

The President was happy to note that over the past decade, the direct tax collections have risen more than three times and the number of people filing income tax returns have increased to nearly two and a half times. She said that revenue from these collections will be used to fund the development projects in the country and ensure the well-being of citizens. Therefore, contribution of Revenue Officers in the development of the country is going to be very important.

The President said that citizen-centric tax services boost the confidence of people in tax administration. She noted that through many initiatives, the Income tax department is working towards changing the mindset of the people. She urged Revenue Officers to continue to work towards enhancing the trust among the citizens so that they become more tax compliant. She said that it is important that methods of tax collection should be friendly to the tax payer. She exhorted young officers to discharge their duties in a fair and transparent manner and maintain absolute integrity throughout their career.

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