Saturday, August 15, 2009

You are the Assistant Commisioner of Income-tax when...

Every letter / notice / circular gets marked to you irrespective of its intended recipient. And you are expected to respond to it.

You unconsciously attain specialization in sending reports of whose purpose you have no idea and of whose contents you have no clue.

You get RTI applications asking for data pertaining to the last 20, 30 or even 50 years when the Income-tax act deprives you of any power to look into issues more than six years old.

Any file you open reminds you of the Harappan script you saw in your sixth grade history textbook.

You start nodding to everything your boss says irrespective of its practical viability and your personal capability.

You wish that you could outsource the task of hearing the Chartered Accountants / Advocates / Income-tax Practitioners to Sach ka Saamna.

You spend 90 % of your time searching for your staff while they spend 90% of their time searching for the file you asked for.

The remaining 10% of the time is spent counting the number of digits in figures of the Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss accounts.

All you see during examination of books of accounts is numbers scrolling down like the famed matrix screensaver.

You issue refunds worth lakhs of rupees, but your own reimbursement of official travel bill of Rs 340 never sees the light of the day.

You realize that if your salary is linked to the number of signatures you affix, you could breeze your way into the Forbes list within a year.

14 comments:

praveen said...

> reimbursement of official travel bill of Rs 340 never sees the light of the day.

:-)

Sameera said...

lol, enjoyed this...
are u also in charge of ensuring that the IT dept returns the refunds of ur personal close blogger friends?

but then according to point no 1, ur responsible for most things, so ill send u an e-mail abt that :p

keep blogging!

Cosmic Voices said...

@ Praveen

:-(

@ Sameera

e-mail? Forget it.

If you want a refund, send your copy of return along with the original TDS certificates by registered post. Don't forget to send a self-addressed envelope with enough stamps stuck on it.

Pilani Pictures said...

Very interesting job profile..

I'm dying to come to the field....

Cosmic Voices said...

Once you reach, you would be dead.:-D

Smarak said...

too good
am looking forward to my ojt

Cosmic Voices said...

You would be in for a disappointment.

You would get none of these on OJT. OJT is pure fun.

juhi said...

so true... so true :)

सिद्धार्थ जोशी Sidharth Joshi said...

अभी तुम्‍हारे भीतर की ताजा बयार महसूस होती है। भगवान इसे बनाए रखे। वरना अधिकतर तो इसे खो ही देते हैं। सिस्‍टम के अंदर रहकर ही तुम इसे बदल सकते हो। हम बाहर के लोग तो बस दर्शकों की तरह देख ही सकते हैं।

Cosmic Voices said...

@ Sidharth

Thanks.......I too hope I can keep this alive :-)

subu.ps said...

Is this from ur own experience?

Cosmic Voices said...

yes

Anonymous said...

well said...it didnt mean much 2 me wen sundar had sent d same link while in academy..bt reading it now, i understand wat i do now..!!
nd i njoyed reading it.. :)
Jayanthi Sundar.

Cosmic Voices said...

@ Jayanthi

Welcome to the real world. :)