Published On: Mon, Oct 5th, 2015

Sanjeev Behari, 3 other IRS officers promoted as Principal Chief Commissioners

New Delhi:In a major step towards implementation of cadre restructuring of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), the Union Finance Ministry promoted senior IRS officer Sanjeev Behari to the rank of Principal Chief Commissioner of Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax, while three other IRS officers were also elevated to the same rank.

Senior IRS (Customs and Central Excise) officer Sanjeev Behari has been promoted to the rank of Principal Chief Commissioner.

Senior IRS (Customs and Central Excise) officer Sanjeev Behari has been promoted to the rank of Principal Chief Commissioner.

The promoted two officers Ananya Ray and Rakesh Misra including Sanjeev Behari belong to 1980 batch while Deepa B Das Gupta belongs to 1979 batch.

With these promotions, the CBEC will be able to address the shortage of officers at top slots.

“The promotion of the Officers above shall be initially on in-situ basis till the time their posting order on promotion is issued,” the Office Order No.140/2015 of CBEC for this promotion, signed by Jai Prakash Sharma, Under Secretary to Government of India said on September 30. While the order came on law on Monday.

Accordingly, all of them were retained in the same posts with an elevation.

The central government has already sanctioned fourteen senior IRS (Customs and Central Excise) officers to the rank of Principal Chief Commissioners in the top pay scale of Rs 80,000 per month, bringing them on par with top secretaries and DGPs under cadre restructuring.

The Finance Ministry implemented the cadre restructuring of the Indirect Taxes formations, with effect from 15th October 2014. The restructuring exercise has gathered momentum since last year with the Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax departments moving towards filling-up posts at various levels.

TST

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