The Ministry of Finance has learnt through a newspaper item which appeared that some officers of Indian Revenue Service (Income-tax) Mumbai Branch have passed a resolution against the Department of Revenue.
The Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley has taken a serious view of such a Resolution by officers of Organised Group ‘A’ service to advise the Government on what role it should play. This is an act of insubordination. Officers indulging in acts of indiscipline would be subject to Conduct Rules.
No Department of the Government has absolute autonomy. It has to serve the larger goal of the Government. The supervisory powers of next higher authority ensures that there is no misuse of power by anyone in the Government.