Nagpur :-The Inauguration Ceremony of the Induction Training for 76th batch of 59 IRS officers and 02 officers of the Royal Bhutan Service was conducted on 28th December, 2022 at the National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT), Nagpur. Smt. Anuja Sarangi, Hon’ble Member, Central Board of Direct Taxeswas the Chief Guest on the occasion. Senior officers heading various Central and State Government organizations and senior officers from the Income Tax Department, Nagpur were present on the occasion.
The National Academy of Direct Taxes, Nagpur is the apex training institute for the Indian Revenue Service Officers (Income Tax) of the Government of India. The IRS Officers are recruited through the Civil Services Examination (CSE) conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The direct recruit IRS Officers undergo Induction Training of about 16 months before being posted to field offices. During their training, the Officer Trainees are trained on various aspects of tax administration and are provided specialized inputs in Income Tax Laws, jurisprudence as well as Allied laws, General Laws and Business laws.
The 76th Batch of IRS Comprises of 61 Officer Trainees including 25 women (41%). 38% of Officer Trainees of the batch are from rural background and the rest are from urban or semi-urban background. As far as educational background of the Officer Trainees is concerned, around 2/3rd of the Officer Trainees are from Engineering background. For about half of the batch it is their first job.
The Chief Guest, Anuja Sarangi, Hon’ble Member, while addressing the new entrants, at the outset, congratulated the Officer Trainees for getting into Indian Revenue Service. She acknowledged the role of Indian Revenue Service and importance of Income Tax Department in Government’s policy formulation. She emphasized the importance of tax laws and various other laws as a part of training. She pointed out the importance of academics, law, accounting and allied acts for training of Officer Trainees. Discipline, integrity, humility, ethics and sense ofcommitment as public servant was a part of oath given to officer trainees. She has discussed the vision of department with values of transparency, progressive taxation and voluntary compliance. She has pointed out the importance of faceless scheme and departments other key initiatives for better tax services. She discussed increasing Direct Tax collection and creation of new infrastructure for country.
Team NADT led by Shri Sanjay Puri, Pr. DG (Trg.), NADT, expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the dignitaries for taking their time out of their busy schedule and for their valuable guidance to the young Officer Trainees of the 76th batch of IRS.