A national data centre of the Department of Income Tax will be established in the National Capital Region (India) in the year 2007.
The national data centre, which will be based in Ghaziabad, would integrate all 510 locations of the Department of Income Tax via intranet. The initiative will help in checking tax evasion and faster processing of data. Only 60 locations of the department are connected via intranet till now and the rest have to manually send the files to the regional centres. The national data centre will help the department store all data at one place. There will be proxy centres too at other locations in the country to protect the data in case there is any damage to the primary site. The centre will work as a tracing mechanism to nab potential tax evaders.