Published On: Tue, Jun 30th, 2015

Kaushal Srivastava retires today, Shah likely to be appointed as new CBEC Chief

New Delhi: Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) Chairman Kaushal Srivastava will retire today after his three-decade-long career in the Revenue Service.

CBEC Chairman Kaushal Srivastava will retire today.

CBEC Chairman Kaushal Srivastava will retire today.

The 1978-batch IRS officer assumed the office of the CBEC Chairman in November 2014, becoming the head of the apex policy making body of indirect taxes after J M Shanti Sundharam.

Srivastava, who was regarded as low profile compared to his predecessors such as Sumit Dutt Majumde, S K Goel and J M Shanti Sundharam, joined the indirect taxes body in October 2013 as member and was elevated to CBEC chief.

Srivastava has served in various key positions in the field formation of the CBEC in various capacities.

His term as CBEC Chairman also saw improvement in revenue collection in indirect taxes, including Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax.

Senior IRS officer Najib Shah is likely to take over as Chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), official sources said today.

Najib Shah is likely to be appointed as CBEC Chairman.

Najib Shah is likely to be appointed as CBEC Chairman.

Shah is likely to take over the position from Srivastava who is retiring today, they added.

Shah, a 1979 batch IRS officer and former Director General of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) had joined CBEC last month as a member.

CBEC consists of a chairperson and maximum of six members.

A formal farewell function for Srivastava will be organised by fellow IRS officers in the North Block Tuesday afternoon.

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