National Academy of Direct Taxes

National Academy of Direct Taxes

National Academy of Direct Taxes or NADT is an Indian government owned training academy for IRS officials.[1]



The academy was established in 1981 in Nagpur in Maharashtra.[2]

The National Academy of Direct Taxes, Nagpur, is the apex institution for training the officers and staff of the Income-tax Department in India. The major function of the Academy is to impart induction training to the officers of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) recruited directly through the Civil Services Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission In addition to this, several important in-service courses are being run by the Academy for middle to senior level officers of the Income-tax Department and of other departments, both at Nagpur and at the seven Regional Training Institutes at Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Chandigarh.

For comprehensive training of the ministerial cadre of Income-tax Department, there are Ministerial Staff Training Units (MSTUs)located in different parts of India.

Apart from imparting intensive training in the fields of Taxation, Accountancy, Law and Management to the officers of the Income-tax Department, the Academy’s training function travels beyond the personnel of the Income-tax Department. It has been giving training on taxation and management subjects to the senior officers of various other Central Government Departments and also to the nominees of foreign countries under United Nations Development Programme and Colombo Plan. It designs and conducts courses for tax administrators from other countries also.

Functions of Director General of Income Tax (Training), National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT)

The Income Tax Department has an elaborate organisation for the training of its officials -both those who are newly recruited as well as those already in service. The apex body is the National Academy of Direct Taxes (N.A.D.T) at Nagpur. This is headed by the Director General of Income Tax (Training). He is assisted by an Additional Director General, Addl./Joint Directors and Deputy/Assistant Directors.

The DGIT(Training) is the training coordinator for the Income-tax department. He has the overall responsibility of planning, organising and conducting the induction training courses for the probationers as well as organizing in-service training programmes for senior officers of the Department.

The DGIT(Training) supervises the functioning of seven Regional Training Institutes at Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Chennai, Chandigarh and Ahmeabad and 26 Ministerial Staff Training Units spread over the country. These institutes impart training to various cadres within their jurisdiction .

Technical functions of DGIT (Training)

Planning, designing and conducting the induction/foundational training course for the officers of IRS and of other services who are selected through UPSC. Planning, designing and conducting in-service training courses both at NADT and the RTIs. Nominating various officers for different training courses conducted in either NADT or in the RTIs. Conducting research for identification of the new training needs of personnel in the Department and also on the efficacy of the training being given to probationers. Preparation of course materials, background papers etc for the courses to be conducted from time to time on the basis of research studies. Control, organisation and development of the NADT library. Coordination of international courses on direct taxes conducted in India. Coordination between the IT Department and the Department of Personnel in framing the training policy for departmental personnel. Organising paid courses for other Indian and foreign organisations. Design and conduct of specialized courses abroad on direct taxes for developing countries.

Miscellaneous functions

The DGIT(Training) acts as the cadre controlling authority in respect of Group ‘C’ employees under his administrative control (except the staff on deputation from CCIT, Nagpur). He handles the vigilance and disciplinary matters of both gazetted and non gazetted officers working under his administrative control. The CCIT of the region, in which the NADT or RTI or MSTU, as the case may be, is located, would allocate a specified number of Group B officers as also all categories of staff to each one of these institutes according to their sanctioned strength. All references from the Directorate General of Income Tax (Training) to the Board, whether technical or otherwise, would be made through DGIT(Training) except in respect of items specially specified by the Board. Responsibility of keeping the CBDT informed of all the developments in the NADT, RTIs and MSTUs. Composition and functions of the Regional Training Institutes RTIs will be headed by a Director/Commissioner of Income Tax. He will be assisted by Addl./Joint Director(s) and four Deputy/Assistant Directors in addition to the specified staff. The main functions of the RTIs are to identify the training needs of Group B, C & D officials. They are responsible for planning, designing and mounting of all in-service training courses at RTIs and at the MSTUs functioning under them. The RTIs also conduct some training courses for IRS officers and some specialised courses for various departments of the Govt. of India and Public Sector Undertakings. They supervise and control the work of MSTUs coming under their respective jurisdictions. These units cater to the training needs of Group C and D officials.


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