The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the two day Annual Conference of Senior Tax Administrators of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) & Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) on 16th June morning in the plenary Hall of Vigyan Bhavan in national capital. He is expected to motivate the revenue officers towards achieving high standards in taxpayer friendly service in view of fast paced changes in the world economy and to address some of the challenges that these Departments face in this scenario. It is for the First time that two Revenue Boards are holding the conference simultaneously. The Annual Conference has been given the brand name राजस्व ज्ञानसंगम– Annual Conference of Tax Administrators”.
The Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley will also be interacting extensively with the officers of the two Boards during various sessions on 16th June, 2016. The Minister of State for Finance, Sri Jayant Sinha shall deliver the valedictory address on the afternoon of 17th June, 2016.
The Annual Conference of Senior Tax Administrators of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) & Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) is scheduled to be held on 16th & 17th June, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan in national capital. The conference will be attended by officers of the rank of Principal Chief Commissioners, Chief Commissioners and Principal Commissioners of CBDT and CBEC. The conference provides a platform to assess the performance of the year gone by and to deliberate on emerging issues without any hierarchical barriers. 251 officers of the rank of Principal Chief Commissioners, Chief Commissioners and Principal Commissioners from CBDT and 170 from CBEC are expected to participate in the conference.
The Technical Sessions of CBDT would over the two day period cover wide ranging subjects like Tax Payer Services, New Initiatives in E- Governance, Exchange of Information with foreign jurisdictions, Investigation into Undisclosed Foreign Assets, Litigation Management & Dispute Resolution, Scheme for Paperless Assessments, Promoting Accountability & Service Orientation etc. On the CBEC side, the deliberations will cover subjects like Business Process Standardization & Knowledge dissemination, WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation and Best Practices, Dispute Management etc. A Taxpayer Perception Survey will also be released.
In addition to the technical sessions, eminent guest speakers will also be addressing the conference. While Author, Columnist, Screenplay writer & TV personality Shri Chetan Bhagat will speak on “Taxing with Love”, a panel discussion on “Initiatives to improve Taxpayer Services, leveraging social media and Brand building” will see Shri Adil Zainulbhai, DG, Quality Council of India, Ms Rama Bijapurkar, Market Research Consultant & Ms Shalini Narayanan, Social Media Expert as panelists.