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Harvard and IIM-A Collaborates to Offer an Executive Education Course for Top Income Tax Officials

Jul 15, 2014 16:28 IST

    Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) and Harvard Business School (HBS) have joined hands to impart leadership education to the top Income Tax department officials of the country.

    Both premiere B-Schools have undergone an agreement to offer a four-week executive education course, meant to train the senior officials which are working in Income Tax Department of India.

    The programme designed together by IIM-A and HBS Executive Education (HSB-EE), is to introduce various aspects of leadership, instructing officials on how to cope with change management in a big organization, as told by ," IIM-A Dean (Programmes) Ajay Pandey.

    In addition to leadership, the short course may also be more citizen-centric and related subjects shall be covered under this programme to be taught to maximum of 30 I-T department officers of the rank of Chief Commissioner or beyond, as per the PTI reports. Those officers will spend 2 weeks each at IIM-A and HBS and the course will commence soon this year.

    The aim of the programme will be reach out to public sector and explore the suitable balance between service-orientation and police implementation, and talk about ways to achieve that balance, said Ajay Pandey. Another intention is to teach India’s officials about overseas tax laws too as MNCs have their transactions and earnings with different countries too, with separate taxation laws.

    IIM-A Chair (Executive Education) Abraham Koshy told that in past 2-3 months IIM-A has received 35 requests from public sector undertakings and government departments for executive education courses. Also, 43 requests from private sectors for such programmes have also been seen.

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