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What is an IRS Civil List Code No.? What purpose it serves?

The IRS Civil List Code No. is a unique Number allotted to an IRS (IT) officer. Allotment of the Civil List Code No. was first introduced from the IRS Civil List published in 1993. At that time all the officers born on the IRS Civil List were allotted a unique number. Whereas first two digits of the Civil List Code No. represent a particular year (batch) to which the officer belongs or the officers equated with the officers of the said year (batch) and remaining digits of the Civil List Code No., generally three, indicate the following two information:
i) In the entry cadre of IRS (IT) i.e. ACIT, whether the officer is directly recruited or is promoted from the feeder cadre of ITO; and
ii) The seniority assigned to the officer in the year (batch). Officers having last three digits of the Civil List Code with ‘001’ is senior to officer having the same with ‘002’ and so on and officer having ‘501’ is senior to officer having the same with ‘502’ and so on. Again officer having Civil List Code with ‘501’ is senior to officer having the same with ‘001’ similarly officer with ‘502’ is senior to officer with ‘002’ and so on. This is because inter-se seniority between officers directly recruited and officers promoted are placed as P1, D1, P2, D2, and so on. Here ‘P’ represents officer promoted from the feeder cadre and ‘D’ represents officer directly recruited.
In a case where the officer is directly recruited in the entry cadre and the Civil List Code No. is five digits then last three digits can be ‘001’ to ‘500’ and in a case where the officer is promoted from ITO then last three digits can be ‘501’ to ‘999’. Where however the Civil List Code No. is of six digits (as in case of some of the officers of 2001 batch) and the last four digits are ‘1000’ and above then it refers to an officer who is promoted from ITO.
Where there is dispute about inter-se seniority among officers of a batch or batches the Civil List Code No. is assigned in alphanumeric order where first two digits indicate year (batch) and the third digit indicates whether the officer is directly recruited in the entry cadre or promoted from ITO. Where the officer is directly recruited in the entry cadre then in the Civil List the third digit allotted is ‘0’ or ‘1’ and where the officer is promoted from ITO then the third digit allotted is ‘5’ to ‘9’. Fourth and Fifth characters are alphabets in upper case having any combination from AA to ZZ. [There are 9,126 combinations possible, far more than required]


Again where an ITO is promoted to ACIT on a later date but his seniority is assigned above the officer who was his immediate junior as ITO, and then the Civil List Code is assigned as between the Civil List Code No. of his immediate senior and his immediate junior. And the Civil Code No. is that of his immediate senior with a suffix generally ‘A’. Further there are about half a dozen DR Officers having their Civil List Code No. with a suffix ‘A’

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