We had discussed in our earlier post that Ministry of Finance on 22.08.2021 had summoned CEO & MD of Infosys to discuss on 23.08.2021 why the Income tax website is still having glitches even after 2.5 months from release.
Today, Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman took a meeting with Mr. Salil Parekh, MD & CEO, Infosys and asked as to why there is so much delay in delivery of agreed services and gave a deadline of 15.09.2021 to resolve all issues in Income tax e-filing 2.0 website.
The details of the meet are as under:
“Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman took a meeting with Mr. Salil Parekh, MD & CEO, Infosys here today afternoon to convey the deep disappointment and concerns of the Government and the taxpayers about the continuing glitches in the e-filing portal of the Income Tax Department even after two and half months since its launch, which was also delayed. Smt. Sitharaman sought an explanation from Infosys for the repeated issues faced by taxpayers.
The Ministry of Finance emphasised that there is a need for putting in more resources and efforts on the part of Infosys so that the much delayed delivery of agreed services is ensured. Mr. Parekh was also sensitised on the difficulties that the taxpayers were facing and the problems that are arising on account of the delays in the functioning of the portal.
The Finance Minister demanded that the issues faced by taxpayers on current functionalities of the portal should be resolved by the team by 15th September, 2021 so that taxpayers and professionals can work seamlessly on the portal.
Mr. Parekh explained that he and his team are doing everything to ensure the smooth functioning of the portal. Further, Mr. Parekh said that over 750 team members are working on this project and Mr. Pravin Rao COO of Infosys, is personally overseeing this project. Mr. Parekh also assured that Infosys is working expeditiously to ensure a glitch-free experience to the taxpayers on the portal.”
To read Press release CLICK HERE.
If we consider the above press release then there is a deadline of 15.09.2021 which has been given to Infosys to make the website glitch free and hence we can expect that there will be some or the other glitch in the website till 15.09.2021.
Accordingly it is expected that various due dates which are coming up which includes filing of Trust form i.e. Form 10A u/s 12AB of the Act and Income tax return could be further extended.
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