Jain named new Central Board of Direct Taxes chief

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Senior revenue service official A.K. Jain was on Tuesday appointed chairman of the apex tax body, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), an official statement said.

The Appointments Committee of the cabinet has approved the appointment of Jain as the CBDT chairman, said a department of personnel and training order.

Earlier appointed acting chairman following the retirement of chairperson Anita Kapur on November 30, Jain, a 1978 batch Indian Revenue Services (IRS) officer, will have a tenure of only two months till January 2016, official sources said.

Kapur has been appointed adviser on tax reforms in the finance ministry for six months.

She will be contributing inputs towards creating better taxpayer services, bringing in an improved direct taxes regime and also help in preparing the union budget for next year, the officials added.

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