I-T employees to go on strike

I-T employees to go on strike
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I-T employees to go on strike. Two major associations of Income Tax department employees have declared they have slowed down the work of revenue collection from Wednesday.

The agitating employees said that from October 1 they will walk out from work for half-day and will stage full-day strike from October 8

New Delhi: Two major associations of Income Tax department employees have declared they have slowed down the work of revenue collection from Wednesday. They also threatened the government to stop all work if their service-related demands are not met by early next month.

The two prominent groups-- Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF) and Income Tax Gazetted Officers' Association (ITGOA) - claim to represent about 97 per cent of the department's workforce and have informed the apex-policy making body of the I-T, the CBDT that their cadres have stopped reporting to senior officers and will go on a day-long strike on October 8.

"We have stopped reporting to our seniors beginning today and we have also informed the CBDT that we are not going to be a part of government's latest initiative of widening the tax based which aims to include about 25 lakh new assessees every month," ITGOA President Ajay Goyal said.

Explain the reason for the boycott, union leaders at Hyderabad told The Hans India, that their demands including not getting due promotions in the ranks of Income Tax Officer (ITO) and Assistant and Deputy Commissioner of I-T, lack of work space and infrastructure, which are not being met by the CBDT and the government over the last two years.

The associations, in their memorandum to the CBDT, said they have stopped work related to cases of "verification and scrutiny assessments" and that related to widening of tax base from September 9 itself.

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