HIGH LEVEL CORRUPTION IN ITAT (TRIBUNAL) BY TOUR STRATEGY
Jaipur | Rajasthan : Income Tax Appellate Tribunal is also not free from corruption tactics like other Govt. offices but there is even high level official corruption in the name of Tours. Very heavy cost is incurred by the Government of India on the such official tours of the members of ITAT in the name of administrative grounds with the support and shelter of superiors. This tour tactics is still going on and flourishing in present Modi Government also.
Very recently, Mr. R.P.Tolani a judicial member of Ahmedabad bench of ITAT who is facing many complaints, managed a tour of Jaipur from 27th June, 2016 to 1st July, 2016 despite the fact that one JM of Ahmedabad bench was already on Tour to Mumbai since 13.05.2016. There are already two judicial members posted at Jaipur and therefore, for managing and justifying the Jaipur tour of Mr. R.P.Tolani at the cost of Government, one present judicial member of Jaipur (Out of total two) was sent on tour to Ahmedabad for justifying the tour of Mr. Tolani.
By these managed two tours, government has to bear cost of two tours just to accommodate Mr. R.P. Tolani’s visit of Jaipur. It is important that tour of Mr. R.P.Tolani was managed well in advance on 09.06.2016 when there was no vacancy in Jaipur. After order of his tour for Jaipur, Judicial members increased to 3 in Jaipur for two courts for the period between 27th June, 2016 to 1st July, 2016 and therefore, to recover and repair this abnormality / mistake, an order for Ahmedabad tour program of Judicial Member Shri Kulbharat of Jaipur was passed on 15.06.2016.
Cost of these tours is one aspect of corruption but hidden agenda behind such tours may involve very big loss of revenue, big corruption, favourtism or satisfaction of personal whims. Therefore, an inquiry should be made against the activities of Mr. R.P.Tolani in the Jaipur and in the ITAT Jaipur bench between 27th June, 2016 to 1st July, 2016.
Before few years, one tour program was conspired for Patna bench of ITAT to facilitate / favor a big case of biggest political leader of Bihar and likely, one tour program was conspired for Jodhpur bench to facilitate / favor a case of ex-maharaja of an ex-state of British India. Therefore now, need is to inquire conspiracy behind the Jaipur tour of Mr. Tolani and to control such tour conspiracies in future to save the India from prevailing and officially facilitated corruption in the ITAT – MANISH MEWARA