CBDT relaxes norms for launching prosecution in certain offences
In order to ensure that only deserving cases get prosecuted, the CBDT has relaxed criteria for launching prosecution in respect of certain offences. For example – In case of non-payment of TDS/TCS is Rs. 25 lakhs or below and delay in deposit is less than 60 days, cases shall not be processed for prosecution. Further, in case of failure to furnish ITR, prior approval of collegium of two CCIT/DGIT rank officer is required where amount of tax evaded exceeds Rs. 25 lakhs.