Grace Marks to SC/ST Candidates in Promotion – Income Tax Clarification dated 05.09.2011 withdrawn
Income Tax Directorate in its clarification in letter F.No.DE-2009-2011/ITO/SCT/Availed Benefits/DIT dated 95.09.2011 instructed for awarding the Grace Marks to SC/ST candidates in promotion who have already qualified in the past with relaxed standards so as to enable them to attain own merit status.
Since this clarification created many anomalous situations the same is withdrawn now. The full text of the present order to withdraw grace mark policy in promotion is given below
F.No. DE-2009/ITO/SCT/Availed Benefits/DIT(IT)/5466DIRECTORATE OF INCOME TAX (IT)Ministry of Finance, Department of RevenueDated : 13.12.2012This Directorate vide F.No.DE-2009-2011/ITO/SCT/Availed Benefits/DIT had issued clarification-I dated 95.09.2011 in respect of awarding the Grace Marks to the result of those SC/ST candidates who have already qualified in the past with relaxed standards so as to enable them to attain the “OWN MERIT STATUS”. As this clarification has delegated for promotion as a ITO/ITI to DPCs, many anomalous situations have been reported to have arisen out of various interpretations of application of Grace Marks Policy by various DPCs resulting into grievances and representations.In view of these facts, this clarification-I dated 05.09.2011 stands withdrawn with immediate effect with the approval of CBDT.sd/-(G.K.Maheshwari)Director of Income-Tax (IT)New Delhi