J B Mohapatra, a 1985-batch Indian Revenue Service officer has recently been appointed as the interim chief of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) for three months.
He has been appointed in place of the incumbent chairman Pramod Chandra Mody whose extended tenure ended on May 31.
The government along with Mohapatra also appointed Anu J Singh and Anuja Sarangi as members of the body.
Anu J Singh and Anuja Sarangi are 1985 batch of Indian Revenue Service income tax cadre officials.
Before this appointment, Mohapatra was serving as the principal chief commissioner of Income Tax for the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana region.
- It is an acronym of the Central Board of Direct Taxes.
- CBDT is a statutory authority functioning under the Central Board of Revenue Act, 1963.
- It was established in 1924.
- The officials of the Board in their ex-officio capacity also function as a Division of the Ministry dealing with matters relating to levy and collection of direct taxes.
- It functions as a division of the Ministry of Finance under the Department of Revenue.
- Its functions include formulation of policies, dealing with natters relating to levy and collection of direct taxes, and supervision of the functioning of the entire Income Tax Department.
- The CBDT is headed by a chairman and can have six members.
- All of these officers are in the rank of special secretary.