AK Jain Takes Over as New CBDT Chief

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New Delhi: Senior revenue service officer A.K. Jain was on Tuesday appointed Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex policy making body of Income Tax department.

Mr. Jain, a 1978 batch Indian Revenue Services officer, was made acting Chairman of the board following superannuation of Anita Kapur on November 30.

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved the appointment of Jain as CBDT Chairman, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.

He will have short tenure of two months, till January 2016, officials said.

Jain is also holding additional charge of Member (Personnel and Vigilance) in the CBDT.

Meanwhile, Ms. Kapur has been appointed adviser on tax reforms in the Finance Ministry for six months.

She will be contributing to the Ministry’s efforts for creating better taxpayer services, bringing in an improved direct taxes regime and also help in preparing the Union Budget for the next fiscal.

Apart from its Chairman, CBDT has six members and is the supreme body for framing policies related to direct taxes.

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