New Delhi: Senior bureaucrat S Ramesh was on Saturday appointed as chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC). Ramesh, a 1981 batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (customs and central excise), is at present member in the CBIC, an apex policy making body for indirect taxes.
He will take over charge from incumbent Vanaja N Sarna who completes her term this month-end. The appointments committee of cabinet has approved Ramesh’s appointment.
The appointment comes at a time when the Centre is gearing up to dispose Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) refund to exporters.
CBIC is the nodal national agency responsible for administering Customs, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Central Excise.
The board has been rechristened as Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) from Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) after necessary legislative approval in the GST regime.
The CBEC—which works under finance ministry—comprises of a chairperson and a maximum of six members.