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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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Prabhash Shankar tipped as Member, CBDT

By IndianMandarins 16 Apr 2019

Indianmandarins has reliably learned that the Committee of Secretaries last week approved the name of Prabhash Shankar (IRS IT:1983) for the post of Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). Subject to the ACC clearance, he may have tenure with the board till January 2021. Presently, he is Principal Chief Commissioner Income Tax (Delhi). 

 

At present, the posts of Member (Investigation) and Member (Administration) are lying vacant. Reportedly, Shankar’s selection has been cleared against the vacancy of Member (Investigation).

 

It may be noted that the post of Member (Administration) fell vacant after the appointment of Pramod Chandra Modi (IRS IT:1982) was appointed the Chairman of CBDT.

 

Presently, the additional charge of investigation is with the Chairman whereas the additional charge of Member (Administration) is with Ms. Neena Kumar (IRS IT:1982), Member (Revenue).

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CBDT: Work distribution among three new members effected

By IndianMandarins 13 Nov 2018

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that work-allocation has been effected in the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex policy making authority of the Income Tax department. As per the allocation of work Ms Neena Kumar (IRS:1982) will be Member, Revenue & Tax Payers Service; Prasana Kumar Dash (IRS:1982) will be Member, Audit & Judicial whereas Akhilesh Ranjan (IRS:1982) will be Member, Legislation.

 

Ms Kumar has been assigned with the crucial task of revenue collection and TPS. It may be underlined that two separate directorates –Directorate of Tax Payer Services I (TPS-I) and Directorate of Tax Payer Services II (TPS-II) were set up in year 2016. Member (Revenue and Tax payer services) in the CBDT oversees and co-ordinates all matters relating to grievances of taxpayers and ensure their timely redressal.

 

NaMo administration had, a day ahead of Deepawali, cleared the appointment of CBDT members.

 

Despite these new appointments, there is still a vacancy of one Member in the apex body of the I-T department. Reportedly, the charge of I-T investigations will continue to remain with Sushil Chandra, CBDT Chairman. I-T Investigation is usually handled by a separate Member in CBDT and there have been only few instances in the past when the CBDT chief holds this responsibility.

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Three batch-mates become Member CBDT

By IndianMandarins 06 Nov 2018

The NaMo administration extends Diwali gift to three batch­mates belonging to 1982 batch of IRS cadre. Accordingly, Ms Neena Kumar, Akhilesh Ranjan and Prasana Kumar Das were appointed Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

 

The present composition of the Board is as follows:

  • Chairman CBDT- Sushil Chandra
  • Member, Administration- P C Modi
  • Member, Income Tax & Computerisation)- Aditya Vikram
  • Member, Investigation- Vacant (Addl charge with Sushil Chandra)
  • Member, Legislation- Vacant
  • Member, Audit & Judicial- Vacant (Addl charge with Aditya Bikram)
  • Member, Revenue & Tax Payers Services- Vacant (Additional charge with PC Modi)

 

Following the appointments Ms Neena Kumar, P K Das and Akhilesh Ranjan are expected to take charge of their respective assignments early next week. The Board appears to have gained strength but a Member post would still remain vacant. 

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Modi (Retd IRS) gets Washington assignment

By IndianMandarins 30 Oct 2018

Former CBDT Member (Legislation) Arbind Modi appointed Advisor (Fiscal Unit) in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Washington DC. Modi retired on September 30 this year and within a month NaMo administration gave him Washington assignment.    

 

It may be mentioned that he was, in November 2017, made convenor of the Task Force constituted to review the existing Income Tax Act, 1961 and to draft a new Direct Tax Law.

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