Chairperson, Central Board of Direct Taxes

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Chairperson, Central Board of Direct Taxes of Government of India
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Incumbent
Pramod Chandra Mody, IRS

since 15 February 2019
ResidenceNorth Block, Secretariat Building, New Delhi
AppointerFinance Minister of India
The CBDT Chairperson is usually the senior most IRS officer of the senior most batch. The appointee for the office is approved by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister
Term lengthNo fixed tenure is imposed on the office but term can be extended
Inaugural holderJamuna Prasad Singh
Formation1944
Salary225,000 (US$3,200)
WebsiteOfficial website

The Chairperson, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) is the senior-most IRS civil servant in the Government of India. The Chairperson of CBDT is the ex officio Special Secretary to the Government of India and also cadre controlling authority of the Indian Revenue Service.

The CBDT Chairperson is ex-officio special secretary and is under the direct charge of the revenue secretary of India.[1] He is placed above the officers of the rank of Lieutenant-General, Vice-Admiral or Air Marshal, CBI Director and Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General in the Order of Precedence.[2]

The current Chairperson of CBDT is Pramod Chandra Mody. Mody, a 1982-batch IRS (IT) officer, succeeds Sushil Chandra[3]

Functions[edit]

The following are the functions of the Chairman:

  • Administrative planning of the IT Department.
  • Act as advisor and conscience keeper of the IRS.
  • Handle senior appointments.
  • Transfers and postings of officers in the cadre of Chief Commissioner of Income-tax and Commissioner of Income-tax.
  • Matters dealt with in the Foreign Tax and Tax Research Division, except matters under Section 80-O of the Income-tax Act, 1961.
  • Ensure that the Cabinet decisions are implemented
  • Advise the Finance Minister of India.
  • All matters relating to Central and Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committees and Consultative Committee of the Parliament.
  • Public Grievances.
  • Provide an element of continuity and stability to administration during crises.[2][4][5]

List of CBDT Chairpersons[edit]

CBDT Chairpersons since Inception[6]
Name Tenure Notes
Jamuna Prasad Singh 1964 - 1967 First ever CBDT Chairman
S A I Navapna Raw 1967 - 1968
K S Sundara Rajan 1968 - 1969
R N Muttoo 1969 - 1971
R D Shah 1971 - 1974
S R Mehta 1974 - 1977
S Narayan 1977 - 1978
V V Badani 1978 - 1979
O V Kuravilla 1979 - 1981
Jagdish Chand 1981 - 1983
V Chidambaram 1983 - 1984
N Subramanian 1984 - 1985
M S Narayanan 1985 - 1986
Chand K. Tikku 1986 - 1988
G N Gupta 1988 - 1989
A S Thind 1989 - 1989
T N Pandey 1989 - 1990
A V Swaminathan 1990 - 1991
A K Ghosh 1991 - 1992
S Ramamurthi 1992 - 1993
R S Rathore 1993 - 1994
Dr. N R Sivaswamy 1994 - 1994
T R Srinivasan 1994 - 1995
N Rangachary 1995 - 1996
G K Mishra 1996 - 1997
S N Shende 1997 - 1997
Ravi Kant 1997 - 2000
S K Nigam 2000 - 2000
A Balasubramanian 2000 - 2001
O P Srivastava 2001 - 2001
P K Sharma 2002 - 2003
P L Singh 2003 - 2004
Shobha Majumdar 2004 - 2005 First woman to be a CBDT Chairperson[7]
Berjinder Singh 2005 - 2005
M S Darda 2005 - 2005
M M Kherawala 2006 - 2006 Second woman to be a CBDT Chairperson[8]
Indira Bhargawa 2006 - 2007 Third woman to be a CBDT Chairperson[9]
B M Singh 2007 - 2007
R Prasad 2007 - 2008
P K Mishra 2008 - 2008
R S Mathoda 2008 - 2008
N B Singh 2008 - 2009
S S N Moorthy 2009 - 2010
Sudhir Chandra 2011 - 2011
Prakash Chandra 2011 - 2011
M C Joshi 2011 - 2012
Laxman Das 2012 - 2012
Poonam K Saxena 2012 - 2013
Sudha Sharma 2013 - 2014
R K Tewari 2014 - 2014
K V Chowdhary 2014 - 2014 Went on to become CVC [10]
Anita Kapur 2014 - 2015
Arun Kumar Jain 2015 - 2016
Atulesh Jindal 2016 - 2016
Rani Singh Nair 2016 - 2016
Shushil Chandra 2016-2019 Went on to become Election Commissioner at ECI [11]
Pramod Chandra Mody 2019-Present Current CBDT Chairman since Feb 15, 2019[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official website of the department of revenue, Government of India
  2. ^ a b Income Tax India Archived 2013-01-18 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Pramod Chandra Mody takes over as new CBDT chairman". 2019-02-15. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  4. ^ IRS: CBDT Chairman, Members and their Contact Details
  5. ^ CBEC, CBDT to chart plan to recover Kingfisher Airlines dues - The Times of India the chairman of CBDT
  6. ^ "CBDT Past Chairman".
  7. ^ "Breaking the glass ceiling in India's tax administration".
  8. ^ "Breaking the glass ceiling in India's tax administration".
  9. ^ "Breaking the glass ceiling in India's tax administration".
  10. ^ "SC upholds appointment of KV Chowdary as CVC".
  11. ^ "CBDT chief Sushil Chandra appointed as Election Commissioner".
  12. ^ "Pramod Chandra Mody named as the next CBDT chairman".

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