New Delhi: The professional training of the 70th batch of IRS (C&CE) officers culminated with the Passing Out Ceremony (Graduation Ceremony) at NACIN, Faridabad, on Wednesday, 16th December. The 70th batch consists of 60 officers, including 15 lady officers. These young officers will be at the helm of administering GST, India’s biggest tax reform since independence, said a statement from the Ministry of Finance. A message from Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman, was read out at the passing out parade ceremony. Recorded video messages from Union Minister of State (MoS) for Finance, Anurag Thakur, and the Finance Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey, were also played during the ceremony as inspiration and guidance for the officer trainees.
The Finance Ministry revealed that the ceremony was presided over by the Chairman, CBIC, M. Ajit Kumar. The Chairman received the Guard of Honour and inspected the parade. In his valedictory address, Chairman Kumar congratulated the 70th batch for successfully completing their training. He urged the officers to work with vigour, enthusiasm, and to contribute towards the development of infrastructure.
Earlier, Himanshu Gupta, Pr. DG, NACIN, delivered the welcome address to the gathering. He underlined the significance of integrity and work ethics in ones’ professional conduct. During the Ceremony, five officer trainees who have excelled in different areas of training were awarded medals for their exceptional achievements. Singh Namrata AC received the Finance Minister’s Gold Medal for the best overall performance.
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