Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today tagged IT giant Infosys and and its co-founder Nandan Nilekani after receiving a large number of complaints from users on the new e-filing website of the Income Tax Department which was launched on Monday.
“The much awaited e-filing portal 2.0 was launched last night 20:45hrs.I see in my TL grievances and glitches. Hope @Infosys & @NandanNilekani will not let down our taxpayers in the quality of service being provided. Ease in compliance for the taxpayer should be our priority,” Ms Sitharaman tweeted.
The much awaited e-filing portal 2.0 was launched last night 20:45hrs.
I see in my TL grievances and glitches.
Ease in compliance for the taxpayer should be our priority. https://t.co/iRtyKaURLc
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) June 8, 2021
The new URL http://incometax.gov.in replaced the long-existing http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in, and it went live at 8:45 pm, Ms Sitharaman and the tax department said in tweets.
The platform, which received intense traffic since its launch, threw up technical difficulties for users. While some users complained on social media that certain features were taking longer than usual to load in the new portal, others praised the new facilities.