The Government of India has appointed IRS Nitin Gupta as the Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), as per the official notification issued by the Department of Personnel and Training on Monday.
His appointment as the new Chairman of the CBDT has been approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Nitin Gupta, IRS, (IT:86), Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) as Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) from the date of assumption of charge of the post,” the official notification said.
भारत सरकार ने केंद्रीय प्रत्यक्ष कर बोर्ड (CBDT) के अध्यक्ष के रूप में IRS नितिन गुप्ता को नियुक्त किया है pic.twitter.com/ut29zzVQxs
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Nitin Gupta is an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer of the 1986 batch of the Income Tax cadre and is serving as the Member (investigation) in the Board and is scheduled to retire in September next year.
The CBDT is headed by a Chairman and can have six members who are in the rank of special secretary. It is the administrative body for the Income Tax department. There are five members in the Board at present with 1985-batch IRS officer Anuja Sarangi being the senior-most. The other members are Pragya Sahay Saksena and Subashree Anantkrishnan, both from the 1987 batch of the IRS.
(With the inputs of PTI)