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Name – Atashi Bhattacharya
Profession – Government Service
Designation – Inspector
Organisation – Income Tax Department, Central Government of India
Age – 52
City – Kolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 22
Under-Graduation – B.Sc., CU
Please give us a summary of your Career.
This is my first and only job till date, I have worked in various branches of the Income Tax Department throughout Kolkata and in various positions. From Assesses to accountant, I have done a lot of work in different capacities. I have also gone to some raids and assisted in the year ending Income Tax refund problems and written reports. My job requires me to also be trained in accounting and taxes and laws pertaining to that. That is a brief outline of my career summary and ones interested in it can easily pursue a career in it.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities being the Inspector at Income Tex.
Currently I an Inspector at Income Tax where I work under an officer. I go in every day at 10 and leave at 6. I write reports and assess reports as and when needed. My workload is stressful but it gets even more stressful when the financial year is about to end and we need to finish a lot of work in very less time. However, for people like me, my job is quite enjoyable and I am very much focused on it. Besides, I can maintain a good work-life balance as I have very cooperative family members who support me in all my responsibilities.
Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, being the Inspector, 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 as an Inspector require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work as Inspector 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?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?
Any University can be suited for studying for these jobs.
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 as Inspector in Income Tex Dept.?
First Personality Trait – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on few tasks at a time
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical 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 need to be concentrated and well focussed in your work.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join become an Inspector in Income Tex Dept.?
There are a large number of positives associated with my job. Firstly, working for the government is a prestigious opportunity as all of us work together on one of the main aspects of our nation’s governance. Secondly, there is a lot of respect and recognition in this field, promotions are also there. Lastly, the income is secure and many other benefits are also provided like options for an early retirement, health facilities, government holidays, etc. You are able to maintain a work-life balance as your working hours are fixed.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Inspector in Income Tex Dept.?
Firstly, I would mention that sometimes work gets too stressful during year ends and lots of work piles up. Secondly, totally related to my profession is that if the authority is not helpful then mistakes might occur which again have to be cleaned up. Thirdly, strong computer usage must be known to the candidate to do well in this department and should also have knowledge of Mathematics and English. There can also be monotony in the work that you do on a daily basis.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
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?
Maybe Easy for Few
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 will pick the same profession as it suits me and my aptitude.