Updating Tax Officials’ Knowledge Of Law


The assessing officers undergo in-depth training on direct tax at the induction stage at National Academy of Direct Taxes, Nagpur (NADT) and the seven subordinate Direct Taxes Regional Training Institutes (DTRTIs) located across the country and on indirect tax at National Academy for Customs, Excise and Narcotics, Faridabad and its nine Regional Training Institutes located at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Vadodara, Patna and Kanpur. They also undergo various refresher courses conducted by NADT and DTRTIs from time to time.

Further the assessing officers are given training on various aspects of tax laws to up-date their knowledge from time to time by organizing classroom lectures, interactive sessions, practical exercises, case studies, seminars, workshops, group discussions and field attachments and Advanced Mid Career Training Programme (AMCTP). Compendia of case laws and best practices are also published and shared with all assessing officers.

The number of training courses conducted and officers trained in these training courses for Central Excise and Customs services during past three years is as follows:

Year No. of courses conducted No. of officers trained
2010-11 502 10758
2011-12 594 13675
2012-13 (upto Nov. 2012) 487 10147

Apart from the induction training for Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) officers, the details of training programmes for Income Tax Department is as below:

Year No. of courses conducted No. of officers trained
2010-11 205 3813
2011-12 214 3381
2012-13 (upto Nov. 2012) 173 2616

This was stated by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri S.S. Palanimanickam in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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