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Govt extends CBDT Chairman Mody’s tenure: 30.8.2019

Points to Remember:

  • The tenure of CBDT Chairman Pramod Chandra Mody has been extended by an year.
  • According to the order, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved “re-appointment” of Mody for a period of one year. Mody was to retire on August 31.
  • A 1982-batch Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre) officer, Mody took over as the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) chief in February.
  • His appointment came after Sushil Chandra, the then CBDT chief, was appointed as an Election Commissioner.
  • The ACC in an another order appointed 1983-batch IRS officer Prabhash Shankar as a new member in the CBDT.

About CBDT Chairman:

  • 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.
  • Term length: No fixed tenure is imposed on the office but term can be extended
  • Inaugural holder: Jamuna Prasad Singh
  • Formation: 1944


Important Possible questions based on above News:

  1. Who has been re-appointment as CBDT Chairman for a period of one year? Pramod Chandra Mody


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