Days after her quarrel with the CBDT (Central Board of Direct Taxes) Chief made headlines, it has now emerged that IRS (Indian Revenue Service) Officer Alka Tyagi has been promoted to a higher official rank and posted at Nagpur’s Tax Department’s Training Academy.
According to the official order, Ms. Tyagi will now hold the charges of Principal DGIT (Training) at the National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT).
She had alleged that the CBDT Chief P.C Mody had delayed her posting reportedly using a previously disposed of vigilance case as a “weapon of blackmail”. A section of media has reported that this created troubles in the Tax Department.
An order from CBDT dated October 3 reads that Alka Tyagi has been promoted to the rank of Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (Pr CCIT) resulting upon approval of the competent authority.
Alka Tyagi was the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (Unit 2) in Mumbai, alleged to have complained against Mr. Mody and written to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
An official aware of the development has said that Ms. Tyagi has been promoted to a higher rank and it’s proof that her charges were irrelevant.
Mr. Mody has said that “she has been duly promoted. She has been posted at NADT. Now someone may say that why she has been posted there. No one is posted as per his/her choice. It depends on the department’s requirements.”
She has also handled some of the high-profile cases of tax evasion including Deepak Kochhar-ICICI Bank Case and the one related to Jet Airways.