Government of India
After completion of phase one, Shri B. Balagopal, Joint Secretary (Admn) (Direct Taxes) directed the Database Cell of CBDT (DBC) to prepare a road map with timelines for subsequent phases which included improvement of the existing profile management software and revamping of the IRS website.
The following elements were some of the major improvements suggested by Shri B. Balagopal, Joint Secretary (Admn) and by the then Director (Ad. VI), Shri M.D. Sinha
These suggestions and vision were duly appreciated by the Board and approval was given for initiating the next phase of work. Chairman CBDT, Shri N.B. Singh and Member (P&V), Shri Shaikh Naimuddin took active interest in development of the concept and design by the Database Cell of CBDT. Shri Pawan Wadhwa, the then Director (Ad. VI) prepared the ground work for launching the next phase. Shri Sanjay Bahadur and Shri Arun Kumar, Addl. Directors of Income Tax and the staff of Database Cell of CBDT were entrusted by the Board to carry out both these tasks in time bound manner. Accordingly, a new dynamic program named Cadre Management System (CMS) has been developed for management of the IRS cadre. At the same time, the portal www.irsofficersonline.gov.in has been totally revamped to create a vibrant, interactive forum for Indian Revenue Service.
The new version of the portal was formally inaugurated by Shri S.S.N. Moorthy, Chairman CBDT on 8th June 2009. It is hoped that this will not only prove to be professionally very useful for the Indian Revenue Service community but will also help integrate the Service and enable its members to take the maximum advantage of their combined knowledge, skills and talents. At the same time, it will afford the citizens of India insight into the Indian Revenue Service and its officers. Such an effort at opening up a public service to public scrutiny is perhaps a unique exercise of its kind in India.
In 2017 IRS Website was made accessible to all the ITO rank officers.
At present, the database cell is being managed by Sh. Mahesh Kumar, Addl. Director of Income-tax and Sh. Amit Raj, Joint Director of Income-tax.