CBDT Retires 15 Sr Officers Over Graft Charges

The Central Board of Direct Taxes has compulsorily retired yet another 15 senior officers across ranks on charges of corruption and malpractices, adding to 49 high ranking tax officers including a dozen from the CBDT who were compulsorily retired earlier this year under Fundamental Rule 56(J) in the public interest as the government made it clear it would not tolerate such behaviour.

This is the fourth set of taxmen who have been sacked in the past few months. In June, 12 senior Indian Revenue Service officers from the Income Tax department and 15 from the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs were given the marching orders, and in August 22 more CBIC officers were shown the door.

The move is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement to the nation that the government would come down seriously on corrupt officials.

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