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CBDT: Major reshuffle effected at Principal Chief Commissioner and Principal CC level

In a major reshuffle effected by the Central Board of Direct Taxes, on Friday, 16 senior IRS (IT) officers working at Principal Chief Commissioner Income Tax (PCCIT) and Chief Commissioner Income Tax (CCIT)/DGIT level posts were transferred and posted to different places. 

Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax:-

  • Amit Jain- Principal Chief Commissioner Income Tax, Gujarat
  • Pritam Singh- Principal Chief Commissioner Income Tax, UP (East)
  • Ravindra Kumar- Principal Chief Commissioner Income Tax, Kerala

Chief Commissioner and Director General of Income Tax:-

  • Pragya Sahay Saksena- Chief Commissioner Income Tax C, International Taxation, West Zone, Mumbai
  • Reena Sinha Puri- DGIT (L&R), New Delhi
  • H B S Gill- Director General IT (Investigation), Delhi.
  • Rajat Bansal- Chief Commissioner Income Tax, Central Delhi
  • R K Yadav- DG IT (I&CI), Delhi
  • Sumant Sinha-  DGIT Investigation, Jaipur
  • Patanjali- Chief Commissioner Income Tax-2, Mumbai
  • V Srinivas- DG Income Tax (Investigation), Bengaluru
  • Rajkumar Lachhiramaka- Chief Commissioner Income Tax, Shillong
  • K C P Patnaik- DGIT Income Tax (Investigation), Pune
  • Binay Kumar Jha- CCIT-5, Kolkata
  • K M Bali- Chief Commissioner Income Tax, Ludhiana
  • Sadhna Shankar- Chief Commissioner Income Tax, Ghaziabad

09 Aug 2020
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CBDT: From 01 August two retired IRS officers to run the show

From August 01 the command of CBDT will be in the hands of two retired IRS officers Pramod Chandra Mody (Retd IRS IT:1982) as Chairman and Sushil Kumar Gupta (IRS IT:1984) as Member. Mody’s extended term of the contract (on re-appointment) ends on 31.08.2020. Keeping in view the established trend it is being speculated that Mody may get another extension who has been handling the key instrument i.e. Investigation as an additional charge. Even though he was heard saying that he wants to conclude his career but such assertions are never so straight and innocent.  

It is not surprising that two Member posts that were expected to be filled by August were delayed as an extension to S K Gupta was expected to be formalized.     

It may be mentioned that the other two Members Mrs Seema Khorana Patra (IRS IT:1983) and Prabhash Shankar (IRS IT:1983) will be retiring in November 2020 and January 2021 respectively whereas Krishan Mohan Prasad (IRS IT:1984) has a term of service till August 2021.

27 Jul 2020
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CBDT: Major reshuffle effected at Principal Chief Commissioner and Principal CC level

By IndianMandarins 09 Aug 2020

In a major reshuffle effected by the Central Board of Direct Taxes, on Friday, 16 senior IRS (IT) officers working at Principal Chief Commissioner Income Tax (PCCIT) and Chief Commissioner Income Tax (CCIT)/DGIT level posts were transferred and posted to different places. 

Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax:-

  • Amit Jain- Principal Chief Commissioner Income Tax, Gujarat
  • Pritam Singh- Principal Chief Commissioner Income Tax, UP (East)
  • Ravindra Kumar- Principal Chief Commissioner Income Tax, Kerala

Chief Commissioner and Director General of Income Tax:-

  • Pragya Sahay Saksena- Chief Commissioner Income Tax C, International Taxation, West Zone, Mumbai
  • Reena Sinha Puri- DGIT (L&R), New Delhi
  • H B S Gill- Director General IT (Investigation), Delhi.
  • Rajat Bansal- Chief Commissioner Income Tax, Central Delhi
  • R K Yadav- DG IT (I&CI), Delhi
  • Sumant Sinha-  DGIT Investigation, Jaipur
  • Patanjali- Chief Commissioner Income Tax-2, Mumbai
  • V Srinivas- DG Income Tax (Investigation), Bengaluru
  • Rajkumar Lachhiramaka- Chief Commissioner Income Tax, Shillong
  • K C P Patnaik- DGIT Income Tax (Investigation), Pune
  • Binay Kumar Jha- CCIT-5, Kolkata
  • K M Bali- Chief Commissioner Income Tax, Ludhiana
  • Sadhna Shankar- Chief Commissioner Income Tax, Ghaziabad

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CBDT: From 01 August two retired IRS officers to run the show

By IndianMandarins 27 Jul 2020

From August 01 the command of CBDT will be in the hands of two retired IRS officers Pramod Chandra Mody (Retd IRS IT:1982) as Chairman and Sushil Kumar Gupta (IRS IT:1984) as Member. Mody’s extended term of the contract (on re-appointment) ends on 31.08.2020. Keeping in view the established trend it is being speculated that Mody may get another extension who has been handling the key instrument i.e. Investigation as an additional charge. Even though he was heard saying that he wants to conclude his career but such assertions are never so straight and innocent.  

It is not surprising that two Member posts that were expected to be filled by August were delayed as an extension to S K Gupta was expected to be formalized.     

It may be mentioned that the other two Members Mrs Seema Khorana Patra (IRS IT:1983) and Prabhash Shankar (IRS IT:1983) will be retiring in November 2020 and January 2021 respectively whereas Krishan Mohan Prasad (IRS IT:1984) has a term of service till August 2021.

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First of its kind: CBDT’s first National HR Conference in Delhi today

By IndianMandarins 20 Dec 2019

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is holding first of its kind day-long conference on HR in Delhi today. Reportedly, approx. 40 Principal Chief Commissioner Income Tax (PCCIT) are expected to mark their presence from across the country. In addition, over a dozen PCCIT rank officers working under IT headquarters too will be joining the conference.

Reportedly, it will discuss the HR issues but amid sinking economy, declining revenue collection and Union Budget ahead it may discuss some result oriented issued to augment promotional logjam and revenues etc.

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CBDT: Has appointment rules for Board level positions changed?

By IndianMandarins 08 Nov 2019

If some top sources are to be believed, the appointment rules for board level positions in the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has been rehashed making a big departure from the earlier position.

Contrary to the existing rule, the Board-level posts may not be advertised now. Under the new provisions the Department of Revenue will suo motto pick up five officers from the list officers empanelled to hold Apex level posts (26 Apex posts under CBDT). The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed for the post of Member, CBDT. Following the interview, service records and experience, names will be selected and will be sent to the ACC for clearance.

Under the new provisions posts of member will not be advertised and hence officers would not come to know about the vacancy of the post. Reportedly, as per the new rule names will straight away be picked by the Department of Revenue in consultation with Chairman CBDT for interview.

As per the existing rules, any candidate eligible to hold HAG Plus post used to apply for the Board-level posts. But as per rehashed rules only Principal Chief Commissioner (PCCIT) rank officers would be considered and shortlisted for interview. Those in the know of the affairs say that many PCCIT rank officers prefer to serve in the field as the chief of regions rather becoming part of the Board. Probably, this is also a reason selection process /rules were rehashed.

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Appointment of CBDT members soon

By IndianMandarins 29 Oct 2019

The NaMo administration is expected to announce the appointment of Ms Seema Khorana Patra (IRS IT:1983) and Subrata Kumar Dash (IRS IT:1983) as Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). Ms Patra’s appointment would be against the vacancy caused after the retirement of Susheel Chandra whereas Dash’s appointment would be against the post vacated by Mrs Neena Kumar (IRS IT:1982). 

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Former head of anti-corruption body (CVC) joins Reliance board

By IndianMandarins 19 Oct 2019

Former Chief Vigilance Commissioner and the first CBDT Chairman under the Modi Govt K V Chowdary (Retd IRS IT:1978) has joined the board of India's most valuable company Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) as an independent director.

Chowdary was in August 2014 appointed as CBDT Chairman. Following his retirement he was appointed advisor to the Department of Revenue on issues relating to black money, before being made the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) in June 2015.

It may be mentioned that he was elected as a Member of the Executive Committee of International Association of Anti-Corruption Agencies. He is also a Member on the Advisory Board of CAG of India. Chowdary also holds directorship in CCL Products (India) Ltd, a listed company.

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Blame-game casts a shadow on 360: Senior tax official rubs shoulder with Chief

By IndianMandarins 09 Oct 2019

Good or bad but sometime timing says it all. But this time round people in the power corridors term it a blame-game which has put country’s tax administration in an extremely awkward situation.

In an unprecedented complaint Ms Alka Tyagi (IRS IT:1984), former chief of CCIT (Mumbai Unit-02) leveled serious allegations against her chief PC Mody (IRS IT:1982), the incumbent CBDT Chairman who was re-appointed immediately after his retirement. In her complaint sent to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on June 21, she said that Mody gave her a “shocking” directive to bury a “sensitive case” claiming that he had “secured” his position at the top because of a “successful search” action against an Opposition leader. Reportedly, she had sent similar complaint to the PMO and CVC.

Several theories are still doing round. A few senior tax officials are of the view that irrespective of 360 method of feedback, almost every insider is well aware of the realities of several seniors and hence Ms Tyagi’s complaints has nothing more to offer/reveal except to suspect the intent. It is understood that it may be part of the blame-game hatched by senior cadre officers tarnishing the image of PC Mody.

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Road to success goes through....?

By IndianMandarins 09 Sep 2019

Some recent developments have made several senior IRS (IT) officers apprehensive about their career prospects. The way Akhilesh Ranjan (member, CBDT) opted for VRS following re-appointment of P C Mody as CBDT Chairman, confidence of several senior most IRS officers seems to have shaken up. But officers belonging to junior batches take it sportingly. Out of humor, junior IRS officers are often heard saying ‘if you have ever served in Gujarat region you have chances but if you didn’t you should not lose hope’.

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