Senior IRS officer Laxman Das has been appointed as the new Member (Revenue) in the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). Mr Das is a 1974-batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer and has held senior positions like that of Chief Commissioner (Income-Tax) in the past.
The portfolio was till now being handled by Member (Investigation) in the CBDT — S.S. Rana for the last few months. Mr Das will also look after the revenue collection work of states like Gujarat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.
The CBDT is a seven-member body headed by the Chairman and it formulates policies and looks after the administration of Direct Taxes in the country and that of the Income-Tax Department.