New Delhi: India has been able to demonstrate its inherent strength and resilience during the world economic crisis, President Pranab Mukherejee said Monday.
Addressing a group of IRS probationers at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Mukherjee recalled that during his various stints in the Ministry of Finance and other ministries, he had a chance to look closely at the growth in revenue services.
He said that over the years, the role and responsibilities of Customs and Central Excise departments have increased manifold and become more complex.
"India has been able to demonstrate inherent strength and resilience amidst global economic crises," the President said according to Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson.
"The President stated that the job of tax collection is complicated and not easy. He advised the probationary officers to discharge their responsibilities with sincerity and by creating a conducive atmosphere," the spokesperson said.
A group of 87 probationers from the 64th Batch of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) and training at the National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics, Faridabad, called on the President.
First Published: Monday, December 9, 2013, 19:07