Published On: Mon, Nov 26th, 2018

Akhilesh Ranjan appointed Convenor of Direct Tax Law Task Force

New Delhi: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) member Akhilesh Ranjan was today appointed as convenor of New Direct Tax Law Task Force that is drafting a new tax law.

CBDT member Akhilesh Ranjan was today appointed Convenor of Direct Tax Law Task Force.

He will replace former CBDT member Arbind Modi who retired in September this year.

The government had appointed six members in the Direct Tax Law Task Force in November 2017 under the chairmanship of Arbind Modi. The other five members in the panel are: Girish Ahuja, Rajiv Memani, Mukesh Patel, Mansi Kedia and G C Srivastava as members.

The Direct Tax Law Task Force was assigned to draft direct tax laws in line with the norms prevalent in other countries, incorporating international best practices, and keeping in mind the economic needs of the country.

“The government has appointed Akhilesh Ranjan, Member (Legislation), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) as convenor of the task force. Other members of the task force remain unchanged,” an official statement said.

The panel will submit its report by February 28 next year, it also said in the statement.

TST

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