The cadre review and restructuring of the Department of Income Tax would be finalised by April this year.
The exercise has been initiated in the wake of Sixth Pay Commission recommendations and the changing work scenario due to technology integration and automation of many functions.
Talking to mediapersons here today on the sidelines of the state level joint conference of IT Employees Federation and IT Gazetted Officers Association, Member (Personnel) Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Sk Naimuddin said that the 19-member Cadre Review Committee would be submitting its report on the basis of consultations with all stake-holders across all sections and regions within April first week.
Action would be taken accordingly. The last restructuring was done in 2001-02.
Naimuddin emphasised on a fresh look into the cadre structure in order to enable and equip the IT Department to meet challenges ahead.
The move also assumes significance as the Department is undergoing a massive computerisation of its offices which would be completed in three to four months, he said.
The Direct Tax collection target which have been pared down to Rs 3.45 lakh crore under the impact of the global economic downturn for the 2008-09 fiscal would be met.
Already Rs 2.61 lakh crore have been achieved, he added.
Commissioner of IT Orissa, Trailokya Jena said there has been significant growth in tax collections in the State over the recent years. The Bhubaneswar region had posted a growth rate of around 33 per cent.
The target for Orissa for the 2008-09 fiscal has been put at Rs 4,765 crore of which Rs 3,692 crore have been achieved.