Manoj Pal Singh joins as first Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Manoj Pal Singh, I.R.S. joined as first ever Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, Srinagar here today
He is a 1990 batch Indian Revenue Service Officer and has previously worked in Jammu & Kashmir from 1994 to 1999 as Dy. Commissioner of Income Tax, Jammu holding charge of Srinagar from time to time. In his second stint, he has worked as Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals), J&K from Oct.2018 and disposed off all pending appeals of more than 4 years including very complicated matters.
He has worked in Income Tax Deptt. in various capacities in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, Delhi and Gujarat and has vast experience in the fields of administration, investigation and judicial matters. He had conducted various searches in Punjab, Haryana and Himachal and unearthed huge unaccounted incomes. M.P. Singh was instrumental in implementation of Direct Tax Laws in Sikkim. During his tenure in Directorate of Legal & Research, he made significant contribution in reducing the in fructuous litigation with the tax payers at the highest level i.e., Supreme Court of India.
Manoj Pal Singh had played very vital role in successful completion of parliamentary election in 1996 when Income Tax Deptt dispatched large number of contingent from Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh for elections in Srinagar and Baramulla constituencies amidst the shadow of militancy. He ensured that all the teams were safe in the remotest areas and up kept their moral for smooth and fair conduction of the elections
He has served in J&K for longest tenure of 8 years and is very familiar of the tax payers’ problems. While his emphasis would be to increase number of tax payers and revenue collection from Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh by exploring untapped areas, it is also expected that in his tenure tax payers will get their rightful dues and old disputes will be amiably resolved. He believes that honest tax payers are the true nation builders and he is likely to focus on better tax payers’ education and tax payers’ services.