November 16, 2019

Modi govt's 'unrealistic' tax targets take toll on IT officials, many quit

...Over a dozen tax officials interviewed by Reuters said they are stuck between a push to meet unrealistic collection targets, which influence their appraisals and transfers, and the fear of being accused of over-zealousness if they crack down on evasion.

Critics say Modi's demands of his tax officials are symptomatic of the confusion surrounding his government's economic policies, and that the bungling has contributed to a slowdown in growth.

Twenty-two top-level tax department officers have opted for voluntary retirement so far this year and around 34 did so in 2018, according to data provided by....

Read more at https://www.businesstoday.in/current/economy-politics/22-top-level-it-dept-officials-opt-for-voluntary-retirement-amid-govts-tax-targets/story/390451.html

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