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Rani Singh Nair takes over as Chairperson of CBDT

Senior Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer Rani Singh Nair on 1 August 2016 took over as the Chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).Nair’s predecessor Atulesh Jindal, who was appointed CBDT chief in February 2016, retired on 31 July 2016.
•    Nair is a 1979-batch IRS officer of the Income Tax cadre.
•    She worked as member (Legislation and Computerisation) at CBDT.
•    She has been instrumental in framing the procedures and protocols that led to the roll-out of the Income Declaration Scheme (IDS) on June 1 2016. The scheme aims at bringing undisclosed income and assets into the tax net.
•    The Central Board of Direct Taxes provides essential inputs for policy and planning of direct taxes in India.
•    It is the policy-making body of the Income Tax Department under the Union Finance Ministry.
•    It is a statutory authority functioning under the Central Board of Revenue Act, 1963.
•    The Chairperson of the CBDT is the senior-most IRS civil servant in the Government of India.
•    The Chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes is the ex officio Special Secretary to the Government of India and also cadre controlling authority of the Indian Revenue Service.
•    The CBDT Chairperson is placed above the officers of the rank of Lieutenant-General, Vice-Admiral or Air Marshal, CBI Director and Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General in the Order of Precedence.

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