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RTI STORIES » Tax Evaders- Feed back on action taken by Authorities would motivate the information

Dated: 19/10/2013
Tax Evaders- Feed back on action taken by Authorities would motivate the information

 Information givers on tax evaders are generally keen to know whether the information provided by them has been of some value to the authorities or not. Feed back in this regard would motivate the information givers to provide further informations to the authorities and thereby enable them to curb tax evasion and enhance the state revenues. Viewed thus, despite the office of DG IT (Investigations) being an exempted organization, it may not always be the best policy to deny some kind of feed back to the information givers. The CIC ruled that in case of information about tax evaders once the investigation is completed, the CPIO should inform the appellant as to whether the contents of the TEP were found to be true or false. Full details of investigation, however, need not be disclosed.

 
The appellant submitted that he has not been provided any response by the public authority, leading to the impression that the person against whom the TEP was filed, has ‘managed’ the IT authorities. AA submitted that the process of investigation into the TEP filed by the appellant is still ongoing.
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