Monday, January 23, 2012

Posted by Secretary General on 1/23/2012 07:26:00 AM with No comments

BANGALORE: Assuring officers of the Indian Revenue Service that their long standing demand for Cadre Review, V Narayanasamy, Union Minister of State for DoPT, PMO and Parliament Affairs on Friday said, “Within a fortnight cadre review will be finalised with the PMO’s approval. The government will safeguard your interests.” He was addressing the inaugural session of the All India Convention of the Indian Revenue Service Association.
Placing the blame for the inordinate delay in cadre review on the association, Narayanasamy said that the association must take the initiative and put pressure on the government. “For 10 years no initiative was taken. The fault is in your part,” he said. Praising the service, he went on to add that the Food Security Bill would require expenses of `86,000 crore and these were calculated by the government based on generation by the IRS. The service, so far has seen only four cadre reviews between 1975 to 2000 and DoPT guidelines state that cadre review is a must every five years. He said that in HAG+ category where the second category had to report to the first, the government is working out a system where seniority will be maintained. “Middle-level officers will be given more than what you asked for. I will be meeting Finance Secretary and chairman of CBDT next week to finalise additional posts for middle-level,” he said. He also announced that the CBDT chairman would now have a fixed tenure instead of a period of three months which will allow the incumbent to focus on major issues like pay scales and cadre reviews. In a lighter vein, the minister also said that IRS would have to look at increasing its expected collection from  Rs 5,32,000 crore to Rs 6,00,000 crore after the cadre review decisions were made. 

courtesy:Ravikumar Konijeti