Cabinet approves resumption of Nitin Gupta as Chairman of CBDT

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Cabinet approves resumption of Nitin Gupta as Chairman of CBDT

September 30, 2017 : The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has given its approval for the resumption of Nitin Gupta as Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes.

According to an official statement, his reappointment will be on a contract basis and will be effective from October 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024, or until further orders, whichever occurs earlier.

The Retention of Nitin Gupta, a 1986 batch IRS officer, follows a meeting of a Committee of Secretaries held on June 25, which selected him for this prestigious position.

This promotion grants him independent charge of the investigation vertical, a role that has been held by the chairman of CBDT in addition to their primary responsibilities.

The reappointment of Nitin Gupta is expected to provide leadership continuity and contribute to the effective functioning of the Income Tax Department, the statement said.

The CBDT plays a crucial role in defining policies for the income tax department, while the member's office oversees the activities of probe wings across the country, overseeing search and seizure operations to tackle tax evasion.