Senior bureaucrat JB Mohapatra appointed as CBDT chairman


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

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of JB Mohapatra, as chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes, the order said. He has been holding the additional charge of CBDT chairman since May31, after the extended tenure of incumbent PC Mody had ended.