21 I-T officers compulsorily retired by govt for corruption cases against them

21 I-T officers compulsorily retired by govt for corruption cases against them

Continuing its crackdown on officers with corruption charges, the government compulsorily retired 21 income tax officers (ITOs).

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has compulsorily retired these officers of the rank of ITO under Fundamental Rule 56(J) in the public interest, due to corruption, other charges and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) cases on them.

This is the fifth such list which has been compiled by the government and with this, till now, 85 officer including 64 high ranking tax officers, in which 12 officers were from the CBDT, have been compulsorily retired under Fundamental Rule 56(J) in this year.

Officers from across the country from Jodhpur in Rajasthan, Mumbai in Maharashtra, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad in Telangana, Nagpur in Maharashtra, Rajkot in Gujarat, Bikaner in Rajasthan, Ujjain and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh have been asked to leave in this latest crackdown.

All these officers had CBI cases against them and a few were caught taking bribe red-handed.