Ramesh Krishnamurthi Commissioner, Income Tax (Systems), New Delhi
For revolutionising the e-filings of IT returns
An engineer (IIT) and MBA (IIM), this 1992-batch IRS worked in private sector before joining the government. As Commissioner, Income Tax (Systems), New Delhi, Ramesh Krishnamurthi initiates all policy and technical matters related the centralised processing of income tax returns (ITRs), and electronic filing of ITRs. He designed, implemented, and managed the Centralised Processing Centre in Bengaluru for processing returns and ensuring timely payment of IT refunds. He did the same with the electronic filing of ITRs.
Unlike many of the other awardees, I did not have many transfers, many struggles. I had the fortune of having a long and stable tenure which enabled me to pursue my dream of ensuring electronic filing of income tax from conceptualisation to implementation stages.
Ramesh Krishnamurthi receiving the award from KJ Alphons