Contract to Infosys for Rs. 4242 Cr & a great reply to an Application under RTI

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Contract to Infosys for Rs. 4242 Cr & a great reply to an Application under RTI

 

 

An RTI application was filed seeking information with regard to the

  1. List of companies took part in tender process for new portal
  2. Amount quoted by all eligible bidders and
  3. Term and conditions of the contract.

An excellent reply to the said RTI is attached hereunder for the appreciation of the taxpayers of the country. Hope, all the readers of this reply would appreciate the response given.

The quality of the reply, the spirit with which it is replied, the purpose of RTI, all need to be reviewed. Let us hope that someday we will have a more matured administration who will reply in a more matured manner with its true spirit.

After reading the reply, one can just whisper two line that

“The Integrated E-filing and CPC2.0 project cost was determined through an open tender based on the L1 criteria. The tender was published on Central Public Procurement Portal (CPPP)”

and we are not here to reply to anything else.

Really, taxpayers of the country want to know about the amount quoted by all the bidders. It is beyond everyone’s understanding as to why the well settled, smoothly operated existing portal of the income tax department has been scrapped without any demand as such. Why so much trial and error are carried out on the taxpayers?

Why are the taxpayers getting penalized by this new portal which is not running smoothly even after a month of its launch.

DIRECTORATE OF INCOME TAX (SYSTEMS)
ARA Cenite, Ground Moor, E-2, Jhandawalan Extension,
New Delhi-110055

F. No. ADG(S)-3/ITO(S)-3/RTI/2020-21/

Name Address of the Applicant 
Section Act under % flitch order Passed Section 7 of the RTI Act, 2005
Date or applications received in the 0/o CPIO 15/06/2021
Date of Order 05/07/2021

Order under Section 7(1) of the Right to Information Act 2005

An application under RTI Act 2005 was submitted by  , Bihar, Pin: 812001, which was received online in this office on 15/06/2021. This application was submitted by Pallav Parashar. The applicant desires for providing information as per RTI application dated 15/06/2021.

  1. The applicant desired information as under:-

Q.1

List of companies took part in tender process for new portal.
Ans. The Integrated E-filing and CPC2.0 project cost was determined through an open tender based on the L1 criteria. The tender was published on Central Public Procurement Portal (CPPP).
Q.2 Amount quoted by all eligible bidders.
Ans. The Integrated E-filing and CPC2.0 project cost was determined through an open tender based on the Ll criteria. The tender was published on Central Public Procurement Portal (CPPP).
Q.3 Term and conditions of the contract.
Ans.

The Integrated E-filing and CPC2.0 project cost was determined through an open tender based on the Ll criteria. The tender was published on Central Public Procurement Portal (CPPP).

  1. if the applicant feels aggrieved by the above order, he may file an appeal within 30 days of receipt of this order before the Appellate Authority being the Addl. Director of Income Tax(5) – 3(3), ARA Centre, Ground Floor, E-2, Jhandewalan Extension, New Delhi — 110055.

(Deepaindra Kumar)
ITO(S)-3 & CPIO
(CPC & e-Filling) for
ADG(S)-3, New Delhi

ITO(S)-3 & CPIO
(CPC & e-Filling) for
ADG(S)-3, New Delh

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