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Polity & Governance
Govt. unveils faceless I-T assessment, opens National e-Assessment Centre
Revenue Secretary has launched the faceless assessment system in the Income Tax department and also inaugurated the National e-Assessment Centre.
ABOUT FACELESS E-ASSESSMENT:
- Under the new system of faceless e-Assessment, tax payers will receive notices specifying the issues for which their cases have been selected for scrutiny.
- The replies to the notices can be prepared at ease by the tax payers at their own residence or office and be sent by email to the National e-Assessment Centre by uploading the same on the designated web portal.
BENEFITS OF FACELESS ASSESSMENT:
- Eliminates human interface between Assessing Officer and Assessee
- Introduces team based assessment with dynamic jurisdiction
- Ease of compliance for taxpayers
- Brings transparency and efficiency
- Functional specialisation as only one agency dealing with faceless assessment
- Expeditious disposal of cases
ABOUT NATIONAL E-ASSESSMENT CENTRE (NEAC):
- NeAC will be an independent office that will look after the work of e-Assessment scheme notified for faceless e-assessment for income tax payers.
- There would be a NeAC in Delhi to be headed by Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax.
- There are 8 Regional e-Assessment Centres (ReAC) set up at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata Ahmedabad, Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
- Each ReAC will be headed by Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (CCIT).
- Cases for the specified work shall be assigned by the NeAC to different units by way of automated allocation systems.
Key Facts for Prelims
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the eDantseva website and mobile application. He also released the Braille booklet and Voice over on Oral Health Education for the visually impaired individuals, along with the oral health posters for pregnant women and children.
- e-DantSeva is the first ever national digital platform that provides oral health information both in the form of a website and mobile application.
- It is an initiative of Ministry of Health in collaboration with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
- It aims to sensitize the public about the significance of maintaining optimum oral health and equips them with the tools to do so, including awareness on the nearest oral health service facility.
WHAT INFORMATION ARE PRESENTED ON E-DANTSEVA?
- Information about the National Oral Health Program.
- Detailed list of all the dental facility and colleges and directs the user to find their nearest available dental facility.
- A unique feature called the ‘Symptom Checker’, which provides information on symptoms of dental/oral health problems.
ABOUT NATIONAL ORAL HEALTH PROGRAMME
- In 2014, National Oral Health Programme was introduced.
- The Center for Dental Education and Research (CDER), AIIMS, New Delhi functions as the National Center of Excellence for Implementation of NOHP.
- It offers oral programme by offering check-ups or preventive care by introducing different cards such as Child Oral Health Card, Corporate Oral Health Card, Special Previlege Card (for disabled and mentally retarded), Muskaan cards (rural Indian check-ups) etc.
- To improve the determinants of oral health
- To reduce morbidity from oral diseases
- To integrate oral health promotion and preventive services with general health care system
- To encourage Promotion of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) model for achieving better oral health.
ORAL HEALTH IN INDIA
- Dental caries/cavities and periodontal disease are the two most prevalent dental diseases of the Indian population.
- India 60-65% population living in rural areas. Where there is no oral health care system with the dentist: population ratio of about 1:2,00,000.
- 60–90% of school children and nearly 85-90% of adults have dental cavities, often leading to pain and discomfort.
- There is no paradental infrastructure at village level and the primary health care centre level.
- At community health care centre level, only 25% community health centres are having posting of dental surgeons but have inadequate instruments, equipments and dental materials.