The Indian Government has said that it is unlikely to meet the direct tax collection target for the third year running, media reported.
As per reports, the target for 2015-16 direct tax collection is Rs 797,995 crore. The collection until September 21 was Rs 286,766 crore.
"Officials had stopped work on expanding the tax base for the past two weeks and deadlines for scrutiny assessments remain unmet," he added.
As per reports, the collections have consistently fallen short of targets for three years. In 2014-15 the original target of Rs 7.98 lakh crore was initially revised down to Rs 7.36 lakh crore and then to Rs 7.05 lakh crore. It could, however, only collect Rs 6.96 lakh crore.