Literary & Cultural Activities
Literary & Cultural Activities
The probationary officers are a rich and varied campus life and to give expression to their latent potentialities. They organize themselves into a number of clubs and societies which provide them with different avenues to give expression to their varied talents. Some of the clubs and societies are -
Organizes cultural programmes and activities connected with dramatics, music, etc.
Organizes exhibition of films.
Organizes discussions on political, economic, and social issues; quiz programmes; debates, photography and painting activities.
Runs utility services in the Academy like a cooperative store Plaza and a Cafeteria Meeting Point .
House Journal Society
Brings out quarterly issues of ‘Akademi Kriti’ a magazine of general interest.
The Academy is Self-Contained with an Administrative Block, a Faculty Building, a Library, A Computer Center, An Auditorium, An Indoor Sports Complex, Hostels, A Mess and A Guest House. The lecture halls are fitted with modern training aids/equipments. There are good facilities for sports and games. A number of cultural and recreational clubs are run within the Academy by the trainee-officers. Hostel accommodation can house over 200 trainees and a well furnished guest house is provided to accommodate visiting Faculty.
The Academy library is housed in an exclusive building. There is extensive reading material on Taxation, Law, Management, History, Economics, Political Science, Philosophy, Accountancy, Computers and allied topics. It has a rich collection of about 32,000 books including those of general interest. Many Indian and foreign journals on Taxation, Management, Economics and general topics are also available.
Computer Center :
The Computer Center is equipped with the latest systems with 30 PCs and an LCD projector. The faculty uses computers for designing courses & lectures and for developing training material. There are two reference rooms, one in the Faculty building and the other in Nalanda Hostel, which have judicial and other software’s and leased line internet connectivity. The Academy also has its own website http://www.nadt.gov.in All the 150-plus PCs in the Academy are networked.
Facilities for Sports, Games, Swimming etc.
The probationary officers are actively encouraged to spend some part of their time on games and sports. As regards outdoor games, facilities exist for Volley-ball, Basket-ball and Tennis. Facilities also exist for Indoor games like Badminton, Table Tennis, Squash, Billiards, Caroms, Cards and Chess. A Gymnasium equipped with machines is available for doing exercises to ensure physical fitness. A fully equipped swimming pool is also functional.
Self-contained residential accommodation is available to all the trainees. There are three hostels with well-equipped rooms. These are known as Nalanda, Takshashila and Avantika. Nalanda has 208 rooms whereas Takshashila has 30 rooms. The air-conditioned rooms in Takshashila have telephones and are used by senior officers. Avantika has 8 family apartments for long-term courses.
Guest House :-
The Academy has a beautiful guest house with three suites for VIPs visiting the Academy.
The probationary officers run the Officers’ Mess on a co-operative basis on the campus. The Mess is considered not just an eating place but also a place where officers get together in keeping with the best traditions of the Service. Formal and informal dinners and get-togethers are organized from time to time to facilitate social interaction.
Medical & Other Facilities
The Academy has a fully equipped dispensary within its campus which is run by the Government of India under its Health Scheme.
A Post Office is working within the campus. There is provision for purchasing items of daily needs in ‘Plaza’ which is a co-operative store run by the probationary officers. A Telecom Center is provided in the main hostel building Nalanda for making national/international telephone calls.
Nagpur is the winter capital of Maharashtra State. The city derives its name from the rivulet Nag flowing through it. It is also known as the City of Oranges. Nagpur is an important educational center and its university is amongst the oldest in the country. A bench of Bombay High Court also functions at Nagpur. There are various places of tourist importance in and around Nagpur. The Ramtek hillock situated about 60 kms. from Nagpur is believed to be Ramgiri mentioned in Ramayana and Meghdoot. Sevagram and Paunar Ashrams in Wardha, founded by Mahatma Gandhi and Acharya Vinoba Bhave respectively, are located near Nagpur. Arrangements can be made for sight-seeing tours to places of tourist interest around Nagpur.
The NADT has entered into an understanding with the National Academy of Legal Studies and Research NALSAR University to augment and synergize the specializations in the subjects of Taxation and Business laws, and also to share the intellectual resources developed in the two institutes. NASLAR awards Master’s Degree in Taxation and Business Laws to the IRS officer Trainees and for this purpose, the IRS Officers are required to enroll for the programme at the time of joining NADT, in the month of December. Under the programme, the first sixteen months period are spent at NADT and the rest of the period at respective place of posting in the Income Tax Department. The two Departmental Examination conducted by the Directorate of Income Tax are recognized by NALSAR. In the month of January 2011, the OTs are required to start a project work on an allotted topic under a guide nominated by NALSAR in consultation with NADT and the Project Report is required to be submitted by the IRS Officers before 31st July, 2011. The total duration of the degree programme is equivalent to the four semesters of the course and the period at NADT of 16 months is treated equivalents to the three semesters and rest of the period is treated as fourth semester. After successful completion of all the examinations and the presentation/viva voce, the IRS Officers are awarded “Masters Degree in Taxation and Business Laws” by NALSAR.