The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) came out with a circular prescribing guidelines on when prosecution can be initiated by the tax officers for financial offences. The circular largely eliminates the possibility of the tax officers hauling up taxpayers for petty / minor offences and aims to ensure that only the deserving cases get prosecuted.

Rahul Jain , Partner contributed an article on CBDT circular comes as relief for minor offences for Financial Express.
CBDT circular comes as relief for minor offences