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Constitution of West Bengal Revenue Service

Published in Finance

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
Finance Department (Revenue)
‘Nabanna’, 325, Sarat Chatterjee Road, Howrah – 711 102.

No. 2297-F.T. Dated: Howrah, the 28th December, 2017.

MEMORANDUM

The matter of administrative reforms in the Revenue Directorates under the Finance Department was under active consideration of the Government for some time past for improving the efficiency of tax collection and providing better services to the tax-payers.

2. The undersigned is directed by the order of the Governor to say that after careful consideration of the matter, the Governor is pleased to constitute a new integrated Group – A State service titled “West Bengal Revenue Service” by merging the existing four Group – A State Service, viz. the West Bengal Commercial Tax Service, the West Bengal Excise Service, the West Bengal Agricultural Income Tax Service and the West Bengal Registration and Stamp Revenue Service.

3. The undersigned is also directed by the order of the Governor to state that-

(1) All the present incumbents of the four merged Group – A services shall be deemed to have been inducted into the integrated West Bengal Revenue Service (WBRS).

(2) Upon retirement/ resignation of the existing officers of the West Bengal Commercial Tax Service, the West Bengal Excise Service, the West Bengal Agricultural Income Tax Service and the West Bengal Registration and Stamp Revenue Service, the posts held by them will be automatically included in the West Bengal Revenue Service.

(3) The terms and conditions of service including promotional prospects of the existing officers of the West Bengal Commercial Tax Service, the West Bengal Excise Service, the West Bengal Agricultural Income Tax Service and the West Bengal Registration and Stamp Revenue Service will continue to be governed as in their parent service cadre.

(4) The recruitment to the West Bengal Revenue Service will be made through the combined West Bengal Civil Service (Exe.) etc. Examination for Group-A posts and services conducted by the Public Service Commission, West Bengal.

(5) The members of the new service shall be posted in any of the Directorates under the Finance Department and will be transferable within the Directorates.

(6) The cadre management of the West Bengal Revenue Service will be done by the Finance Department.

(7) Other aspects incidental thereto in respect of the West Bengal Revenue Service including the recruitment rules of the new service will be notified in due course.

(8) The present incumbents of the West Bengal Commercial Tax Service, the West Bengal Excise Service, the West Bengal Agricultural Income Tax Service and the West Bengal Registration and Stamp Revenue Service shall continue to function in their present posts and assignments until further order.

4. This order issues with the concurrence of Group P2 of this Department vide U.O. No. 2887 dated 14.12.2017, approval of Public Service Commission, West Bengal vide No. 110 PSC (S&R)/1R-04/2017 dated 15.12.2017, and approval of Cabinet communicated vide Cabinet Sectt. U.O. No. CAB(D)-711 dated 20.12.2017.

5. This order shall come into force with effect from the 2nd day of January, 2018.

Sd/- H. K. DWIVEDI
Principal Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal.

No. 2297-FT dated 28.12.2017, Source