IRS Officer: Indian Revenue Services(IRS) is the fourth most revered designation in Civil Services. The first three positions are of IAS’s, IPS’s and IFS’s. If the field of economy interests you then IRS can be chosen as a career.
These officers formulate the tax administration of India. They are either under the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) or the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) in the Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance.
What work does an IRS Offider do: IRS officers are responsible for the collection, administration and policy formation of direct (Income, Corporate, Wealth, FBT etc.) and indirect (Central Excise, Service Tax and even Customs Duty) taxes.
IRS Officer Education Qualification
A candidate must have a degree from an Indian University or an equivalent qualification. Those in the final year of a degree course can also apply and appear in the Preliminary Examination conducted every year by UPSC.
IRS Officer Age Limit
The candidate must have attained the age of 21 years on 1st August of the year. The maximum age is 32 years.
For General Category: 32years
For OBC: up to 35 years
For SC/ST: up to 37 years
Other Eligibility terms
a citizen of India, or
a subject of Nepal, or
a subject of Bhutan, or
a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
The selection process is divided into 3 parts-
Mains exam followed
Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax
Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax
Joint Commissioner of Income Tax
Additional Commissioner of Income Tax
Commissioner of Income Tax
Principal Commissioner of Income Tax
Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax- 15600- 39100 INR, Grade Pay- INR 5400
Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax- 15600- 39100 INR, Grade Pay- INR 6600
Joint Commissioner of Income Tax- 15600- 39100 INR, Grade Pay- 7600
Additional Commissioner of Income Tax- 37400-67000 INR, Grade Pay-INR 8700
Commissioner of Income Tax- 37400-67000 INR, Grade Pay-INR 10000
Chief Commissioner/Director-General- 75500- 80000 INR, Grade Pay- NIL
Principal Commissioner of Income Tax-INR 80,000 fixed, Grade Pay- NIL
General Category: 6
OBC Candidates: 9
SC/ST: No restriction
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