Offended with the biased behaviour of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), over 50, 000 officers and employees have called a nationwide strike on Thursday.
They claim that the CBDT is behaving in a subjective manner.
They want their 12-point demands to be approved, which includes demands like laptops, reimbursement of mobile phone bills, computers for C-category employees, promotion to the post of assistant commissioners, filling up vacant posts and expedite the proposals by cadre review committee.
The strike has been called by the joint council of action (JCA), Income Tax Employees Federation (ITEF) and Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association(ITGOA) to push for their 12-points demand.
The ITEF Chief Ashok Kumar Kanojia told the reporters that the department employees are upset with the behaviour of the CBDT Chairman.
He further added that earlier, on the assurance of CBDT Chief they had ended their strike twice but nothing has been done as far as the 12-point demands are concerned.