The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has deployed two-third of its workforce to cope with the faceless evaluation scheme. “Now, the Nationwide e-Evaluation Centre (NeAC) which is headed by Principal Chief Commissioner of Revenue Tax has a crew of 32 Commissioners, 96 Principal Commissioner, 261 Assistant and Deputy Commissioners and 1274 Revenue Tax Officers,” senior Revenue Tax officers informed ANI.
Faceless Evaluation Scheme was inaugurated as Part 1 on October 7, 2019, with 58,320 assigned circumstances. On August 13 this 12 months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the platform for clear taxation.
All circumstances aside from these assigned to the Central costs (severe frauds, main tax evasion, delicate and search issues, black cash and benami circumstances) and worldwide tax costs can be accomplished by way of faceless evaluation.
In line with officers, Regional e-Evaluation Centres (ReACs) have additionally been elevated to 34 from 8 earlier.
Final 12 months, the Nationwide e-Evaluation Centre had 8 ReACs at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune and Bengaluru. Now, Mumbai has 5 ReAC, Kolkata has 4 ReAC, Delhi has 3 and Chennai has ReAC.
New ReAC centres have been arrange after the Prime Minister launched the faceless evaluation and taxpayer constitution on August 13. ReACs have been established in Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Ranchi, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Bengaluru, Panaji, Indore, Panchkula, Shimla, Nashik, Thane, Jodhpur, Trichi, Bareily and Dehradoon after the approval of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on August 13.
Final 12 months in September when CBDT appointed Krishna Mohan Prasad, a 1984 batch Indian Income Service (IRS) officer as the primary Principal Chief Commissioner of Revenue Tax (PrCCIT) of NeAC, it had solely 619 officers, together with 4 Chief Commissioners, 25 Principal Commissioners, one Commissioner, 144 Extra Commissioners, 163 Deputy Commissioners and 281 Revenue Tax Officers.
NeAC had disposed off the primary faceless evaluation order on midnight at 12:15 am of twentieth January 2020. NeAC disposed of 1st faceless evaluation order of a Bengaluru-based assessee after evaluation unit of Delhi ReAC reviewed the draft evaluation order and evaluation unit of Mumbai ReAC assessed the draft order which was despatched to CPC Bangaluru unit for tax calculation adopted by dispatched order given by NeAC.
This was a breakthrough by the newly setup crew of NeAC and ReAC for faceless evaluation. Greater than 7,000 circumstances have been disposed of by way of faceless evaluation by July-end.