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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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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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CoS cleared two names for CBDT Member post

By IndianMandarins 01 Jul 2019

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the meeting of Committee of Secretaries (CoS) was held last week to select names for two posts of Member, CBDT.

 

Reportedly, three names were in consideration zone of which two were selected namely; Prabhash  Shankar (IRS IT:1983) and Ms Seema Khorana Patra (IRS IT:1983).

 

If some well placed sources are to be believed Akhauri Abhay Shankar (IRS IT:1983) too was in race but he missed the opportunity for a set of reasons known to the insiders.

 

Reportedly, the ACC may clear the appointments soon to meet Board’s strength. The third post of Member fell vacant yesterday with the retirement of Aditya Vikram (IRS IT:1981), Member- Income Tax & Computerisation. 

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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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Member Investigation post to remain vacant?

By IndianMandarins 31 Oct 2018

Amid the pending appointments for three posts of Member in CBDT, senior Indian Revenue Service officers are confident enough that Member Investigation (CBDT) post will remain vacant until Sushil Chandra’s tenure would end up May next year. Though, it is widely believed that Chandra may be appointed to Central Election Commission as Member next month.    


The charge of I-T investigations, usually, is handled by a separate Member in the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and there have been only few instances in the past when the CBDT chief holds this responsibility in an additional capacity. But following the retirement of Gopal Mukherjee in February this year the additional charge of the post is attached with CBDT Chairman Sushil Chandra.

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Member’s post in CBDT: 15 applications, 13 in fray

By IndianMandarins 13 Aug 2018


The race has started for four crucial positions of CBDT. Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that as many as 15 applications were received for the post of Member in Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). Of fifteen, two lucky applicants are now out of the consideration zone.


These posts were advertised on July 04 with August 03 as last date for submission of applications. Though notification (dated 04 July) did not mention the number of vacancies but the government is expected to fill four posts of member.    

 

There is an interesting perspective as well. Presuming that the previous panel (FY 2017-18) was scrapped, P C Modi (IRS:1981) and Aditya Vikram (IRS:1982) did not take risk and chose to apply for the post. Modi had been appointed earlier whereas Aditya Vikram reportedly submitted application on last date i.e. August 03. But Modi and Aditya Vikram were considered by the ACC on August 06 and both were appointed as Member in CBDT. The induction of these two led to the ouster of two applicants from the race leaving only 13 in the fray for four positions of Member in CBDT.

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PC Modi & Aditya Vikram appointed Member in CBDT: An inside story

By IndianMandarins 07 Aug 2018

The Govt, on Monday, cleared the appointments of Aditya Vikram (IRS:1982) and Pramod Chandra Modi (IRS:1981) to the post of Member, CBDT w.e.f. 01 February 2018 and 01 March 2018 respectively. The appointments will give a cushion to the country’s top tax administration body, though for a while.

 

It may be mentioned that the posts of Member (Investigation) and Member (IT and Computerisation) fell vacant in February whereas the posts of Member (Revenue and Taxpayers Service) and Member (Administration) fell vacant on June 30 and July 31. Further, two members, Ms Shabri Bhattashali (Member, Audit and Judicial) and Arbind Modi (Member- Legislation), are set to retire in a couple of weeks. It means that the virtual strength of the board was about to collapse which had put the Govt under pressure to plug the gap as soon as possible. 

 

What needs to be underlined here that the Govt would still be on a look out for four posts of member for the panel year 2018-19. After the deadline (03 Aug) for submission of applications the Govt is said to have been on job to fill the vacancies but a question still haunts the power corridors that if Aditya Vikram’s & P C Modi’s appointments are effective since 01 February and 01 March 2018 then what was need for the inordinate delay in clearing the crucial appointments.

 

In addition to these appointments there is an interesting angle also. Following these appointments people in power corridors started murmuring that it exposed the rumour by a news website which reported that the Govt scrapped the (previous) panel for the member CBDT. 

 

Following the two appointments (announced on Monday) those in the know of the affairs say that the guesswork of the news website would have emanated after the Govt, had on July 04, advertised the posts without giving any clue about the number of vacancies. It is said that following the advertisement the guesswork-masters would have jumped to the conclusion, without fearing of being exposed, that the previous panel was scrapped. Some senior IT officials observed that had the previous panel been scrapped appointment of Aditya Vikram and P C Modi would not have been made effective from February 01 and March 01 respectively.

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