IT department opens help centres

Staff Reporter

SALEM: The Income Tax department has opened help centres in Salem, Namakkal and Krishnagiri districts on Thursday.

Commissioner of Income Tax D.K. Singh inaugurated the Salem help centre on the premises of Salem branch of Southern India Regional Council of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Ramakrishna Road. (Phone: 0427-2318813).

The help centres would provide guidance regarding filling up of return of income, list of enclosures to be filed along with the return of income and filling up of Income Tax payment challans. People could also get information regarding jurisdiction and Permanent Account Number, a release from Income Tax officer (Headquarters) Sheila Parthasarathy said.

These centres would function from June 15 to August 15 and from March 1, 2007 to March 31, 2007. The centres would remain open from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on all working days.

However, the centres would not attend to the grievances of the assessees. The regular grievances cell of the department would handle them, the release said.

In the Namakkal district, the centre functions at 60/1, Dr. Sankaran Road, Ph: 04286-225580 and in Krishnagiri, 1st floor, CNR Complex, 97, Bangalore Road, Krishnagiri ph: 04343-231533.

Residents gherao officials

Residents of the Aandipatti Lake colony in Gugai gheraoed the Slum Clearance Board officials, when they went to collect rent from them. They demanded basic amenities to the colony.

The residents complained that they were not getting adequate water supply and the colony lacked proper toilet facilities.

The officials from the Slum Clearance Board had not taken up any maintenance work and that the apartments were in a pathetic condition.

More than 1,000 people, many of them daily wage labourers, were living in the colony.

They claimed that they had repeatedly represented their problems to the officials but to no avail.

When the officials went to collect rent, the annoyed residents gheraoed the officials and demanded them to provide necessary basic amenities to the colony.