NEW DELHI: Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal has decided to pay his dues to the income tax department in a bid to ensure that his application seeking voluntary retirement from the Indian Revenue Service ( IRS) is finally accepted.
The I-T department, where Kejriwal worked, has turned down his application, insisting he first clear the Rs 9.27 lakh he owes the department. “I have decided to pay the dues claimed by the I-T department. I will take a loan from a friend to pay the amount,” Kejriwal said.
While the issue had remained on the backburner for quite some time – with Kejriwal treating his association with the government to be over – the I-T department suddenly slapped a notice on him on August 6, asking him to pay up for his VRS application to be accepted.
The notice came just days before Gandhian Anna Hazare went on his hunger strike.