The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has suggested that the government must put in place a foolproof IT system and internal control mechanism to "eradicate" errors of omission and commission in income-tax assessments. The government may consider the IT system for direct taxes being placed at arms length from the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), with an independent governmental body or organisation, the CAG has suggested.  In its report (9 of 2019) on direct taxes for the year ended March 2018, the CAG has highlighted several cases of "incorrect assessments", which point to continuing weaknesses in the internal controls on the part of income-tax department. This need to be addressed on priority, the CAG report has said.