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CBDT: Has appointment rules for Board level positions changed?

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.

08 Nov 2019
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Appointment of CBDT members soon

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). 

29 Oct 2019
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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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Mody replaces Chandra as Chairman CBDT

By IndianMandarins 14 Feb 2019

Following the appointment of Sushil Chandra as Member, CEC the NaMo administration, on Thursday late evening, appointed Pramod Chandra Mody (IRS IT:1982) as new Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).


Aditya Vikram and P C Mody were, on 07 August2018, appointed Member, CBDT. Mody served as Member (Administration) in CBDT.

 

It may be mentioned that Sushil Chandra had been holding the additional charge of Member (Investigation) post since long. It is assumed that the newly appointed Chairman Mody will hold the charge of Investigation wing. 

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Chandra’s appointment order as Member, CEC expected shortly

By IndianMandarins 14 Feb 2019

As Indianmandarins had reported earlier Sushil Chandra (IRS IT:1980) is all set to be appointed Election Commissioner in Central Election Commission. Reportedly, the appointment orders may be issued by evening today. Chandra’s extended tenure of re-employment as CBDT Chairman is completing May this year the the outgoing NaMo Govt is all set to clear his appointment ahead of 2019 LS polls. He was re-appointed CBDT Chairman in May 2017 immediately after his retirement. 

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Interim budget without FM Arun Jaitley?

By IndianMandarins 17 Jan 2019

Expenditure Secretary AN Jha's service was extended for a period of one month beginning 31 Jan 2019 to take care of the budget in the absence of FM Arun Jaitley who is, reportedly, US for health-treatment and may not be back at the time of the budget presentation.

 

It is pointed out that it wasn't sheer coincidence that Jha's extension and Jaitley's departure took place on the same day.


Further, it was expected that the NaMo administration may appoint Sushil Chandra (CBDT Chairman) as a Member of the CEC but that also seems to have been put on the backburner because of Jaitley's health condition. 

 

In recent years, Jaitley has emerged as a trouble-shooter for the Govt. Be it demonetization, CBI, GST, Rafael, RS debate, he functioned as the most credible defender of the Govt.

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