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PM calls for 10 crore people to be drawn into tax net

Modi asks taxmen to remove the fear of harassment in the minds of the people

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jun 16 2016 1:23PM | Updated Date: Jun 16 2016 3:25PM

PM calls for 10 crore people to be drawn into tax net

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for 10 crore people to be brought into the tax net, up from present 5.3 crore.

 
“There are a total of 25 crore households in the country, out of which 10 crore have non-agricultural income. The prime minister, in his address, called for the expansion of the tax net to 10 crore,” said Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia.
 
Modi  also asked the taxmen to remove the fear of harassment in the minds of the people and advocated what he termed as RAPID -- revenue, accountability. pribity, information and digitisation. 
 
Adhia was briefing the media after an address by Modi at the two-day conference of top officials with the Central Board of Direct Taxes and the Central Board of Excise and Customs.
 
However, he did not give any timeline to reach the 10 crore tax payers base.