IIM-Ahmedabad and Harvard tie up to train Indian taxmen

Written by fe Bureau | Ahmedabad | Updated: Jul 8 2014, 14:00pm hrs
TaxIIM-A's Executive Education wing has tied up with HBS Executive Education to offer a four-week course to senior officials. Reuters
In a major branding exercise both for India's top B-school IIM Ahmedabad and babus of the much-feared Income Tax department, the former has roped in no less than the Harvard Business School (HBS) to train taxmen to become more citizen friendly and responsive. IIM-A's Executive Education wing has tied up with HBS Executive Education to offer a four-week course to senior officials of the Income Tax department to provide perspective, skills and insights. One of our key priorities is to connect not only with the private sector but also with public sector institutions, and renowned B-schools, said Professor Ashish Nanda, director, IIM-A. Thirty Central Board of Direct Taxes officials of the rank chief commissioner of income tax and above will spend two weeks at the IIM-A campus and two weeks at the HBS campus.