The prestigious Finance Minister’s Awards were conferred on employees of the Income Tax Department at a presentation ceremony held today at Kedarnath Sahni Auditorium, Civic Centre, Minto Road, Delhi. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs conferred the awards in the presence of Shri Pankaj Chaudhary, Union Minister of State for Finance and Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Union Minister of State for Finance. Chairman, CBDT and Members, CBDT were also present. 

The Finance Minister’s Award is conferred in different grades on employees, who, by their innovative ideas and special efforts as well as sustained devotion and commitment to duty, have contributed to promoting excellence in diverse areas of Direct Taxation. The areas for which the awards are considered include (i) taxpayer services and facilitation/communication, including ease of doing business and grievance redressal; (ii) designing and re-engineering of business processes including automation; (iii) enforcement, including tax assessment, investigation, recovery and prosecution; (iv) widening of tax base; (v) international taxation and transfer pricing; (vi) litigation management and judicial functions; (vii) audit functions and improving accountability; (viii) infrastructure development; (ix) human resource development, including training and capacity building; (x) policy making and Secretariat functions.

The Finance Minister’s awards comprise a medal and a citation/certificate. Twenty-six (26) employees have been conferred the Finance Minister’s Award 2022. Their names and the specific areas for which their exceptional contributions have been recognized are mentioned in the list. Please CLICK HERE to access the list.