India’s finance minister summons Infosys CEO in excess of online tax portal glitches

The Infosys emblem is found at the SIBOS banking and fiscal meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

CHENNAI, Aug 22 (Reuters) – India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has summoned Infosys Ltd (INFY.NS) Chief Govt Salil Parekh to demonstrate tech glitches in an on-line tax portal made by the corporation, the country’s revenue tax office explained on Sunday.

The Revenue Tax office, an arm of India’s Ministry of Finance, claimed in a tweet Parekh would be asked to describe why following 2-1/2 months considering the fact that the launch of the new e-filing portal, glitches have not been fixed.

“Due to the fact 21/08/2021, the portal itself is not accessible,” Money Tax India stated in a tweet.

A concept on the site read “Portal is going via a routine maintenance. Inconvenience prompted is regretted.”

Infosys did not instantly reply to an emailed ask for for remark.

Sitharaman had tweeted to Infosys and its co-founder Nandan Nilekani a working day right after the launch of the e-filing portal in June, asking for grievances and glitches to be solved, and to “not permit down our taxpayers”.

Nilekani had replied stating Infosys expected the portal to stabilise in the course of the 7 days, and was performing to resolve glitches.

Reporting by Sudarshan Varadhan Enhancing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise

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