The income tax (I-T) department has issued a fresh notice to Arvind Kejriwal, a former Indian Revenue Service officer and member of social activist Anna Hazare's team, asking him to pay Rs 9 lakh in dues to the department by the month-end. "The department has issued the notice as he had violated a clause in the bond signed by him prior to going on two years' study leave," a department source said.
The chief commissioner of I-T earlier issued a notice to Kejriwal on August 5.
The 1995 batch IRS officer went abroad on study leave between November 2000 and 2002. "The leave was granted after he signed a bond undertaking to work in the department for three years after returning," the source said.
However, after joining office in Delhi in 2002 as additional commissioner, Kejriwal went on leave without pay in 2004 and resigned in February 2006.
"Will reply appropriately," Kejriwal told PTI when asked about the fresh notice.