Published On: Tue, Nov 1st, 2016

Sushil Chandra takes over as CBDT chairman

New Delhi: Senior IRS officer Sushil Chandra today took over as the new chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the policy-making body for the Income Tax department.

Sushil Chandra CBDT chairman

Sushil Chandra today took over as the CBDT chairman.

Incumbent chairperson Rani Singh Nair, who took over on August 1, retired from services on October 31, after being at the top post for three months.

Chandra, a 1980-batch officer of the Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre), was working in the board as a member before joining as the chairman.

The officer is credited with getting the I-T department success under the one-time black money window.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had early this month approved the name of Chandra as the CBDT chairman to replace Nair.

The CBDT, which has six members apart from the chairman, is responsible for framing policy and administrative issues related to direct taxes and the Income Tax department.


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