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Lack of clarity over restructuring under faceless assessment scheme leads to chaos

Lack of clarity over restructuring under faceless assessment scheme leads to chaos

Income tax field offices are yet to receive orders from the top on re-organisation of units under faceless assessment scheme, leading to uncertainty.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) sub-sections are working on identifying officers that will be moved to different locations as part of the re-organisation, said people aware of the developments, adding that the exercise would have to be completed within two days.

“Orders are expected by 19th, but which officers will have to move and to which locations is still unclear,” said an official, asking not to be named.

Another official said that many officers were continuing to work from home amid the Covid 19 pandemic, but may still have to shift locations when the re-organisation orders come in. “Faceless assessments can be done from anywhere, so shifting of officers may not be needed, but as part of the re-organisation several are expecting transfers,” the official said, requesting anonymity

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