Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes

What is the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT)?

The Central Board of Direct Taxes is functioning as a statutory authority under the Central Board of Revenue Act, 1963. The CBDT is a part of the Department of Revenue in the Ministry of Finance. On the one hand CBDT provides the necessary inputs for the policies and plans of direct tax in India and on the other hand it is responsible for the administration of direct tax laws through the Income Tax Department.

Brief Information about Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT):

Establishment 1944
First president Jamuna PD Singh
Current president Nitin Gupta
Salary 2,25,000 (US$3,300)

Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT):

CBDT is the senior IRS civil servant in the Government of India. The Central Board of Direct Taxes is headed by an ex-officio Special Secretary to the Government of India and is also the cadre controlling authority of the Indian Revenue Service. In addition, the CBDT consists of six members. The chairman and members of the CBDT are selected by the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and the premier civil service of India. These members constitute the top management of the Income Tax Department.

The members of the CBDT are drawn from the IRS and other major civil services of the country and are assisted by a number of attached offices. There is no fixed term for the chairman of the CBDT, but the average tenure of the chairman has been less than 2 years, although his tenure can be extended. The office of the CBDT Chairman is located at Connaught Circus, Mayur Bhawan, New Delhi.

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairman 2022:

The current chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes is Nitin Gupta. He was elected as the Chairman of CBDT on 1 July 2022 by the apex policy making body of the Income Tax Department. Pramod Chandra Modi is the fourth person to take over as the Chairman of CBDT.

Functions of the Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT):

  • Administrative plan of IT department.
  • Act as an advisor and conscience keeper to the IRS.
  • Handle senior appointments.
  • Transfer and posting of officers in the cadre of Chief Commissioner of Income Tax and Commissioner of Income Tax.
  • Foreign tax except cases under section 80-0 of the Income Tax Act 1961 and matters involved in Tax Research Division.
  • To ensure whether the decisions of the cabinet are implemented or not.
  • Seek advice from the Finance Minister of India.
  • All matters relating to Central and Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committees and Consultative Committee of Parliament.
  • Public Grievances.
  • Provide an element of continuity and stability to the administration during the crisis.

List of chairpersons of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) since 1964:

Name Tenure
Jamuna PD Singh 1964 - 1967
SAI Navpan Raw 1967 - 1968
K.  S.  Sundara Rajan 1968 - 1969
R.  N.  muttu 1969 - 1971
R.  D. Shah 1971 - 1974
S.  R.  Mehta 1974 - 1977
S.  Narayan 1977 - 1978
V. V. Badani 1978 - 1979
O.  V. Kurvilla 1979 - 1981
Jagdish Chand 1981 - 1983
V. Chidambaram 1983 - 1984
N.  subramaniam 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.  Ramamurthy 1992 - 1993
R.  S.  Rathor 1993 - 1994
Dr. N.  R.  Sivaswamy 1994 - 1994
T.R.  srinivasan 1994 - 1995
N.  Rangacharya 1995 - 1996
G.  K.  Mishra 1996 - 1997
S.  N.  shende 1997 - 1997
Ravi Kant 1997 - 2000
S.  K.  Corporation 2000 - 2000
A.  Balasubramaniam 2000 - 2001
O.  P. Srivastava 2001 - 2001
P.K.  Sharma 2002 - 2003
P. L. Singh 2003 - 2004
Shobha Mazumdar 2004 - 2005
Barjinder Singh 2005 - 2005
M / S.  Darda 2005 - 2005
M. M. Kherawala 2006 - 2006
Indira Bhargava 2006 - 2007
B.  M. Singh 2007 - 2007
R.  Offering 2007 - 2008
P.K.  Mishra 2008 - 2008
R.  S.  Mathoda 2008 - 2008
N.  B.  Lion 2008 - 2009
S.  S.  N.  Sculpture 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.  Tiwari 2014 - 2014
K.  V. Chowdhary 2014 - 2014
Anita Kapoor 2014 - 2015
Arun Kumar Jain 2015 - 2016
Atulesh Jindal February 2016 - 31 July 2016
Rani Singh Nair 01 August 2016 - 31 October 2016
Sushil Chandra 01 Nov 2016 to 14 Feb 2019
Pramod Chandra Modi 14 February 2019 to 01 June 2021
Jagannath Vidyadhar Mohapatra 01 June 2021 to 2 May 2022
Sangeeta Singh (Additional Charge) 2 May 2022 to 30 June 2022
Nitin Gupta From 1 July 2022 till now

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