(IAS PLANNER) INDIAN REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)

INDIAN REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)

The Indian Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the Government of India. It is one of the Central Civil Services (Group A). The Service functions under the Department of Revenue in the Union Ministry of Finance and is concerned with the collection and administration of the various direct and indirect taxes accruing to the Union Government.IRS comprises two branches - IRS (Customs and Central Excise) and IRS (Income Tax), which are controlled by two separate statutory bodies, viz., Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) and Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) respectively.

Under the service of Indian Revenue Service your major work is to earn money for the exchequer. The nature job is “officer oriented” as you are involved in all the processes from investigation to decisions and policy planning. Starting with Assistant Commissioner (AC), members of the IRS usually rise up to the designation of Chief Commissioner (CC). Some senior-most members serve as Chairpersons or Members of Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT), Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) and Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT). IRSs training conducted in the National Academy of Direct Taxes, Nagpur. Being Central Government Servants, The members of the service are liable to be posted anywhere in the country and are thus truly national in character. The respective Boards are authorized by the statute to regulate the transfer and promotion policies governing the members of the service. This helps in keeping the services highly apolitical and their technical nature keeps them more professional and skill oriented.

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