We are sharing experience of Vinay Gupta Sir as Income Tax Inspector
My Introduction – I have worked for 2.5 years in IT (TCS).with rank 35 in CGL13, I got ITI homestate (Presently posted in noida) . I got examiner mumbai in cgl14 with rank 45. I preferred ITI homestate over examiner for family life and social aspect.Process after selection – CBDT will send you preference form. Then you need to fill it up and send it back to cbdt. After 1-2 months CBDT allocates zones. Joining time in zones varies zone to zone and CIT to CIT.There is no physical test.Colour blindness is not a issue.A few zones provide training just after joining. In other zones first you get posted in a section. You work for a few months then you are nominated for training. Training period is of 60 working days
Job profile – Income Tax Inspector 4600GP
It has been almost 10 months in income tax dept.
Posting after joining – There are many sections in ITD . Mainly these are non-assessment and assessment . Assessment postings are always in demand so they post you according to your seniority in these sections. Assessment seats mainly consists of ward(small cases) and circle(big cases). Then there are non-assessment seats like TDS, Headquarters/Admin, Technical & Judicial , Range, Investigation wing .
In most of the non-assessment seats , an ITI do file work (Except Inv wing where ITI is supposed to do enquiry, collect info that would be helpful in planning search and surveys)
In survey and search , you get huge respect and it can be hectic too. Sometimes search can extend upto 48-72 hours
In assessment seats , ITI do variety of works which his/her officer says to do. File work, Enquiry, Notice serving when assessee is not traceable. If You have good knowledge and your officer trusts you then you can be a part of hearing process also.An ITI does not have signatory power.
In non -assessment seats workload is less. In Assessments seats , workload depends on assessee in your ward/circle. At financial year end or time barring dates you may need to extend office hours
Normally officer timings are 9.30 am to 6pm with sat and sun holiday.
You will get huge social respect without uniform. There is a good balance between personal and professional life
Promotions depends on the zone in which you get posted. In north delhi has very good promotions. Promotions are good in south.
Promotional Aspects – Average time for next promotion is around 5-6 years.
You need to first clear ITI confirmation exam that has 4 objective exams. Exams are conducted with strict discipline . CCTV cameras get installed and books are not allowed. When you clear this confirmation exam, you can take ITO exam which has 3 objective(without books) and 1 subjective(with books). You can get 2 increments of 3% after clearing ITO exam. Maximum 10 attempts are allowed to appear in exam. After ITO , you become Asst Comm IT after 10-12 years. Then after every 4 years you get a promotion. Deputy comm IT, Joint comm IT, Addl.comm IT, Commissioner of income tax (very few young iti can dream this who joins as ITI in age of 20 which is very rare) This is maximum an ITI can go upto.
Dept Organization – Every Principal CIT has 3 ranges. Range is headed by Joint/Addl CIT. Range consists of ward and circle. Ward is headed by ITO and circle by ACIT/DCIT. ITO and ACIT/DCIT work independently with approval of Their range head in some cases provided by IT act.
Transfer policy – ICT is possible after minimum 3 years service and you lose your seniority in new zone. There may not be any need to serve minimum 3 years in a few cases like Spouse working in govt job, unmarried lady , single girl child.