The Income Tax Department in the northeastern region has been able to make a revenue of Rs 8000 crore due to an innovative approach by the women employees.
This was revealed by the principle director of income tax (investigation) of the northeast region Sanjay Bahadur on Sunday.
As per reports, the department introduced outreach programmes, social media campaigns as well as street plays and quiz contests to promote tax compliance and awareness.
“This method is something that is not usually expected from an agency which is essentially meant for enforcement of law,” Bahadur said.
He also said that women employees of the income tax department has contributed significantly to a job that requires a deep understanding of economics, finances, law and human psychology.
Bahadur also praised the role of women IRS officers in the department and spoke about their roles too.
The principal chief commissioner of the income tax department in the northeast region is IRS officer Kavita Jha while the commissioner, headquarters is N Longva, a woman IRS officer.
There are four appellate commissioners in the region for dispute resolution and one of them is IRS officer Priyanka Sharma Bansal, he said.
He also said that the IRS officers are suppoted by a number of junior lady officers, inspectors and support staff who as changed the way the tax administration functions in the region making it more consultative, and inclusive.