Sushil Chandra on Tuesday took over as Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), an official statement said. Chandra, an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer of the 1980 batch, comes in place of Rani Singh Nair, who retired from service on Monday, a Finance Ministry statement said. Chandra, who has been Member (Investigation) in the CBDT since December 2015, will hold the top post till May 2017.
“During his long and illustrious career in the Income Tax Department, he has handled many prestigious assignments like the Principal Chief Commissioner and Director General of Income Tax at Ahmedabad, Commissioner of Income Tax (Central) and Director of Income Tax (Investigation) at Mumbai, among others,” the statement said.
“His dynamism and forward-looking vision is expected to further energise the Income Tax Department in its taxpayer-friendly measures and new initiatives in the area of e-governance,” it added.