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Chidambaram to inaugurate I-T officials' meet today

Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram will be inaugurating the 21st annual conference of Chief Commissioners and Directors-General of Income-Tax here on Wednesday.

The two-day conference, according to an official statement here, will focus on strategies for maximising tax collections, reduction of arrears and widening of the tax base.

Minister of State for Finance (Revenue) S.S. Palanimanickam and other senior officials of the Ministry will participate in the conference. The progress of computerisation and the major action areas for 05-06 would be taken up for discussions. The conference would focus on an important issue of preventive vigilance in the functioning of the I-T Department.

The valedictory address will be delivered by Mr. Palanimanickam on Thursday.

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