Indian Revenue Service

The Indian Revenue Service abbreviated as IRS, is the revenue service of the Government of India. It is one of the Central Civil Services (Group A). The Service functions under the Department of Revenue in the Union Ministry of Finance and is concerned with the collection and administration of the various direct and indirect taxes accruing to the Union Government.

SERVICE OVERVIEW
Indian Revenue Service : Abbreviation IRS
Formed : 1953
Headquarters : Cabinet Secretariat : Raisina Hill, New Delhi
Country : India
Training Grounds : 1. National Academy of Direct Taxes (Nagpur)
2. National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics (Faridabad)
Controlling Authority : Ministry of Finance, Government of India Legal Personality Governmental
Federal law enforcement General Nature Taxation
Revenue Administration
Cadre Size : 3904 (Income Tax), 2644 (Customs and Central Excise) Service Chief Chairman, CBDT : Laxman Das
Chairman, CBEC : S. K. Goel
Head of the Civil Services
Cabinet Secretary : Current: A. K. Seth
IRS comprises two branches – IRS (Customs and Central Excise) and IRS (Income Tax), which are controlled by two separate statutory bodies, viz., Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) and Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) respectively.

Starting with Assistant Commissioner (AC), members of the IRS usually rise up to the designation of Chief Commissioner (CC). Some senior-most members serve as Chairpersons or Members of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) and Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT).

Cadre Restructuring which is supposed to be done once every five years is taken up with the active intervention of IRS Association. The proposal of both the Boards have been given clearance by the Department of Personnel and Training and when officially declared it would enhance the promotion prospects and create large number of Apex grade posts in the Service and address the severe staff crunch in the department.

Newly created Directorate of Criminal Investigation under the Central Board of Direct Taxes focuses on the Business-Criminal-Bureaucrat nexus and tackle Black money issue. This agency is modelled on US IRS and would consist of Agents carrying firearms to investigate into the high profile cases of Black money.

To Top
Latest Articles
close slider

Lastest Articles

 
From the Editor : Anil Tyagi
 
Eyes Wide Shut : A unique initiative
 
Police Reforms : Crime and Politics
 
Police Reforms : Fear remains the key
 
Police Reforms : Sensitising the police
 
Governance : Railways – Sarkar or Vyapar ?
 
Governance : AFSPA – A law that needs to go
 
Governance : A case of an FIR and an award
 
Governance : Development Agenda for New India 2022
 
Governance : Time to cash in
 
Governance : Too much noise
 
Corruption : FROM RAJ TO RAFALE – 1 : Clive of Corruption
 
Bric a brac : Amit Shah takes centrestage
 
Bric a brac : Arrogant ministers and the media
 
Bric a brac : AICC faces space constraint
 
Bric a brac : Now, Made in Gujarat
 
By the way : Rockstar Amitabh
 
By the way : J&K Police needs a DG
 
By the way : Roaring Khandelwal
 
By the way : Super Chief Minister!