The Income Tax Employees Federation, the solitary service organization recognized by the Government of India to represent
more than 45,000 officials of the Income Tax Department, was formed on 10th February 1953. The Government accorded
recognition to ITEF in May 1954. The first conference was held at Calcutta in January 1955. Members of ITEF participated in
large scale in the 5-day strike of Central Government employees from 11-7-1960 against the retrograde recommendations of the
Central Pay Commission. ITEF had been one of the prominent organizations instrumental in organizing the one-day strike
on 19th September, 1968 demanding Dearness Allowance and later an indefinite strike in May 1974 for grant of bonus
to Central Government employees.