Importance of Education
Name – B K Singh
Profession – Government Service
Designation – Joint Commissioner of Income Tax
Organisation – Income Tax Department
Age – 52
City – Ludhiana
Work Experience (Years) – 32
Under-Graduation – B Com, Kanpur University
Please give us a summary of your Career.
It is a government job, I cleared the UPSC Exam after completing my graduation from Kanpur University. I joined the service as an Inspector in the Income Tax Department. Then I have had to transfer to many places in all my years of service. I was recently in Ghaziabad, working as the Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax and was promoted to the Assistant Commissioner. I have recently been transferred to Ludhiana to join at the post of the Joint Commissioner of Income Tax.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.
It is essentially a desk job. At the start of your career, you will have basic tasks like assessing the tax people, companies and partnership firms are liable to pay to the government as tax. You will also have to handle refund claims and TDS (Tax Reduction at Source) queries. Currently, I have to oversee the overall administration of the judicial work that goes on in the department. I also have to deal with the formal complaints, if any, even if they are within the department.
Average Income for a Income Tax Commissioner in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security for a Income Tax Commissioner?
Would you consider being a Income Tax Commissioner Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance for a Income Tax Commissioner?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability for a Income Tax Commissioner?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
Only one way and that is through the entrance exam conducted by Government.
How would you rate Stress-Level for a Income Tax Commissioner?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in Your Profession
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?
First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
You have to well-informed on what is going on in the country. You have to be extremely organized and hardworking.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?
It is a very stable and secure job. You get a lot of respect from everyone and the income potential is also there. If you are an organized person, you will enjoy the job as one single task will go through the different stages in the same department. Thus, you have to complete all your work within the given time period.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?
There can be monotony in the work you do after some time as at the end of the day, the problems that you deal with are the somewhat the same. There are too many transfers and it is not possible for you to shift with your family to all the places that frequently. So, it can be stressful for a lot of people to live in a new environment without your family.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Neutral
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
I would choose the same profession again.