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'23 of 26 posts of Principal Chief Commissioner of I-T vacant'

The Finance Ministry on Friday informed Parliament that out of 26 posts of Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (PR CCIT) in the I-T Department, 23 were vacant as on July 24, 2017.
In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar said that out of the sanctioned strength of 26 PR CCIT, total working strength is only 3 and there are 23 vacancies.
A rank below, at the chief commissioner level (CCIT), there are 10 vacancies against a sanctioned strength of 91 posts, the minister added.
According to Gangwar, at the principal commissioner of income tax level, 174 of 300 posts were vacant as on July 24.
A rank below at the commissioner of income tax level, 104 out of 635 sanctioned posts of commissioners of income tax are vacant.
The minister said that the vacancies are filled as per the recruitment rules of the respective posts.
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