Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) gets three new members
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has given his consent for three names to be appointed as the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) member, the administrative and policy-making body for the Income Tax Department.
Those named by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) , 1985 batch officers of the Indian Revenue Service Anu J Singh, J B Mohapatra and Anuja Sarangi to the board.The names of these officials were cleared by the Ministry of Finance in February/March this year.
While Anu J Singh working as the principal DG of income tax systems (a technical arm of the department) in Delhi ,will be in service till August.
J B Mohapatra working as Mohapatra as the principal chief commissioner of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana region, will retire in April next year.
Anuja Sarangi working as the principal director general and chief vigilance officer of the tax department in Delhi, will superannuate in May, 2023.
The CBDT is headed by a chairman and can have six members. All of these officers are in the rank of special secretary. With these fresh appointments, the CBDT will still have a vacancy of one member.
Apart from CBDT chairman P C Mody, the two other serving members are K M Prasad and S K Gupta.
Mody, a 1982-batch IRS officer, has got three extensions till now after his scheduled retirement date of August, 2019 and his latest stint comes to an end this month.
They said the new members will soon be allocated their portfolios as the chairman is also holding the additional charge of the sensitive post of member (investigations) since the start of his tenure and is also holding the additional charge of member (administration).
The new members have been chosen on the basis of their seniority in service with the exception of one 1984 batch officer, official sources said.