Arun Kumar Jain appointed as Chairman of CBDT
Senior revenue service officer Arun Kumar Jain appointed Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).
His appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Mr Jain is Indian Revenue Services (IRS) officer of a 1978 batch. Prior to this appointment he was serving as acting Chairman of the board following superannuation of Anita Kapur on November 30, 2015. He will have short tenure of two months as Chairman of CBDt till January 2016. Presently, he is also holding additional charge of Member (Personnel and Vigilance) in the CBDT.
About Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)
CBDT is apex policy making body of Income Tax department in India and is the supreme body for framing policies related to direct taxes. It is a statutory authority established under The Central Board of Revenue Act, 1963. The composition of CBDT includes Chairman and six members.