The Prime Minister in his Independence Speech stated that additional 56 lakh people have filed personal Income Tax returns from 1-4-2017 to 5-8-2017.
Economic Survey released on 12th August says 5.4 lakh new tax payers were added.
On May 17, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely stated that 91 lakh tax payers have been added post demonetisation.
Ministry of Finance informed Parliament that 33 lakh new tax payers have been added as on 1st August 2017.
These statements are all from responsible persons of the government, but are entirely different numbers. It shows that the neither the Prime Minister, nor the Finance Minister nor the Finance Ministry has any correct picture of the post demonetisation situation. It is clear that the number of new tax payers are increased according to their own fancy to show higher and higher number.
The clarifications issued by the Income Tax Department to justify the various claims has no relevancy at all. Not only demonetisation has caused immense misery to the people, but they are again cheated of the correct information.
No wonder. When there is no commitment to the people, all this will happen.