New Delhi: Cracking its whip, the CBDT has asked the Income Tax department to ensure prompt action in timely redressal of taxpayers grievances which are pending for a long time. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), which supervises the functioning of the I-T department, has asked all Chief Commissioners of the department to ensure that grievance applications are not keep pending for a long time. According to official data compiled till June 23, a total of 5,283 grievances are pending in various wings of the I-T department with 1,604 such pleas pending for more than one year. Taxpayers grievances in the I-T department vary from timely credit of refunds, problems related to filing of tax returns and similar issues.

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