Senior bureaucrat JB Mohapatra appointed as CBDT chairman


New Delhi: Senior bureaucrat JB Mohapatra has been appointed as the chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the Personnel Ministry said in an order on Wednesday. Mohapatra, a 1985-batch Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) officer, is currently a member of the board that formulates policy for the Income Tax Department.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of JB Mohapatra as the Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes, the order said. He is holding the additional charge of CBDT chairman with effect from May 31, after the extended tenure of the incumbent PC Modi comes to an end.

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