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Mystery on CBDT chairman to resolve today?

From August 01, the command of CBDT has been 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) is set to end in next few hours. However,  a rich bunch of theories is floating around. Speculations are rife whether his term would actually end today or he may get a fresh boost to continue as Chairman.

Further, S K Gupta is reportedly desperately keen to become Chairman but it all depends on the mood swings of the political dispensation.

Indeed, the continuation of two seniormost officers at the same time on a contract basis gives credence to the belief that the government may be inclined to run the board with a tried and tested hand rather than opting for a new one. 

In the given situation, Gupta's fate is seen linked to Mody's. But one is not sure what may happen to Gupta if Mody gets a further extension of six or 12 months. Even though the Govt does not extend Mody’s tenure the additional charge is supposed to be given to Mrs Seema Khorana Patra (IRS IT:1983) and Prabhash Shankar who are immediate seniors next to Mody and not Gupta.  

It may be mentioned Mrs. Seema Khorana Patra (IRS IT:1983) and Prabhash Shankar (IRS IT:1983) are scheduled to retire in November 2020 and January 2021 respectively, whereas Krishan Mohan Prasad (IRS IT:1984) has a term of service till August 2021. S K Gupta is already on a year long extension (re-appointment on contract) w.e.f. 01.08.2020.

31 Aug 2020
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CBDT top officials in an awkward situation

The clueless seniors IRS officials find themselves in an awkward situation whether they should meet to congratulate the incumbent Chairman for extension or to meet and greet the outgoing Chairman for his long association. P C Mody (Retd IRS IT:1982) is completing his extended tenure (on contract) today.


31 Aug 2020
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Mystery on CBDT chairman to resolve today?

By IndianMandarins 31 Aug 2020

From August 01, the command of CBDT has been 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) is set to end in next few hours. However,  a rich bunch of theories is floating around. Speculations are rife whether his term would actually end today or he may get a fresh boost to continue as Chairman.

Further, S K Gupta is reportedly desperately keen to become Chairman but it all depends on the mood swings of the political dispensation.

Indeed, the continuation of two seniormost officers at the same time on a contract basis gives credence to the belief that the government may be inclined to run the board with a tried and tested hand rather than opting for a new one. 

In the given situation, Gupta's fate is seen linked to Mody's. But one is not sure what may happen to Gupta if Mody gets a further extension of six or 12 months. Even though the Govt does not extend Mody’s tenure the additional charge is supposed to be given to Mrs Seema Khorana Patra (IRS IT:1983) and Prabhash Shankar who are immediate seniors next to Mody and not Gupta.  

It may be mentioned Mrs. Seema Khorana Patra (IRS IT:1983) and Prabhash Shankar (IRS IT:1983) are scheduled to retire in November 2020 and January 2021 respectively, whereas Krishan Mohan Prasad (IRS IT:1984) has a term of service till August 2021. S K Gupta is already on a year long extension (re-appointment on contract) w.e.f. 01.08.2020.

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CBDT top officials in an awkward situation

By IndianMandarins 31 Aug 2020

The clueless seniors IRS officials find themselves in an awkward situation whether they should meet to congratulate the incumbent Chairman for extension or to meet and greet the outgoing Chairman for his long association. P C Mody (Retd IRS IT:1982) is completing his extended tenure (on contract) today.


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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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CBDT: S K Gupta re-appointed as Member

By IndianMandarins 27 Jul 2020

Four days ahead of the date of retirement (i.e. 31.07.2020) Satish Kumar Gupta (IRS IT:1984) was on Monday re-appointed as Member, CBDT for a period of one year beginning 01.08.2020. 

Earlier, Members were given extension ahead of Annual Budget but this is for the first time in the history of CBDT that a Member was given a fresh lease of service on re-appointment basis.

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CBDT: Gupta and Prasad appointed as Member

By IndianMandarins 25 Mar 2020

As Indianmandarins had reported first (10.01.2020) the NaMo administration on Tuesday cleared the appointment of Satish Kumar Gupta (IRS IT:1984), Principal CCIT, Mumbai and Krishna Mohan Prasad (IRS IT:1984), PCCIT (NeAC) New Delhi to the post of Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes.

K M Prasad was the first PCCIT, National e-Assessment Centre (NeAC) which was created in September 2019 with an objective to reduce human discretion in assessments and scrutiny, which in turn will eliminate possibilities of corruption, by leveraging new technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, video conferencing, telecommunication application software and mobile applications.

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CBDT: Eight candidates interviewed for two Member post

By IndianMandarins 25 Jan 2020

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the Department of Revenue on Thursday conducted interview for two vacant posts of Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). Reportedly, ten candidates were shortlisted of which Vishwanath Jha (PCCIT, Kolkata) and Mrs Kavita Jha (PCCIT, Guwahati) did not appear for interview.

It may be underlined that as per previous practices three candidates used to be  shortlisted for one vacant post of Member (1:3) but this time the ratio was 1:5 i.e. five candidates were shortlisted for each vacant post.

Candidates selected would replace Ms Neena Kumar (IRS IT:1982), Member (Administration) and Aditya Vikram (IRS IT:1982), Member (Income Tax and Computerisation) who retired last year.

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CBDT: Gupta tipped as Member, Administration?


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CBDT: Gupta tipped as Member, Administration?

By IndianMandarins 10 Jan 2020

If some top sources are to be Satish Kumar Gupta (IRS IT:1984) may be picked up for the post of Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT); a post (Member, Administration) which fell vacant after the retirement of Ms Neena Kumar (IRS IT:1982). Presently, Gupta is Principal Chief Commissioner Income Tax (PCCIT), Mumbai Region.

The post, vacant vice Mrs Neena Kumar, was advertised in the second week of November 2019. Interestingly, it is believed CBDT wanted to widen the net for the appointment of members by inviting applications from relatively younger officers in rank of Principal Commissioner and above.

Presently, the posts of Member, Administration and Member Investigation are lying vacant but the later is not on offer as the post appears to have been attached to Chairman, CBDT for a couple of years. Gopal Mukherjee was the last Member (Investigation) who retired in January 2018.

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