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Fix tax portal glitches by September 15, finance minister Sitharaman tells Infosys – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday requested Infosys, the expertise vendor for the defective revenue tax portal, to repair all glitches by September 15, whereas conveying the “deep disappointment and considerations” of the federal government and taxpayers over the corporate’s failure to repair the issues even two and a half months after the platform was launched.
Throughout her assembly with Infosys CEO Salil Parekh, Sitharaman made her displeasure recognized, with the corporate brass now realising how significantly the Centre was taking the problem, a supply instructed TOI. The sense within the authorities is that Infosys was transferring to take away the snags at a really sluggish tempo, one thing it had performed with GST Network as properly the place it managed to extract time from the federal government.
At the moment, Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani had been requested to clarify the problems at a gathering of the GST Council, the higher-powered panel comprising state and Union finance ministers.
“The message appears to have lastly sunk in,” an official mentioned because the FM on Monday sought a proof from the IT firm over repeated points being confronted by taxpayers, tax practitioners in addition to officers. Individually, the corporate had additionally failed in offering a easy transition to an upgraded MCA-21, a platform for company filings and database, and had been referred to as out even them.
“The ministry of finance emphasised that there’s a want for placing in additional assets and efforts on the a part of Infosys in order that the much-delayed supply of agreed companies is ensured. Parekh was additionally sensitised on the difficulties that the taxpayers had been going through and the issues which are arising on account of the delays within the functioning of the portal,” the finance ministry mentioned in an announcement on Monday.
Parekh had been “summoned” to the ministry after the revenue tax portal was shut down for upkeep. Whereas Infosys had on Saturday mentioned it was a deliberate upkeep, on Sunday, the revenue tax division took exception to it amid a number of complaints.



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