F No 370149/230/2017
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi, February 28, 2019
In order to review the existing Income-tax Act, 1961 and to draft a new direct tax law in consonance with economic needs of the country, the Government had constituted a Task Force vide Office Order of even number dated 22.11.2017, the Terms of Reference being drafting an appropriate direct tax legislation keeping in view:
(i) the direct tax system prevalent in various countries,
(ii) the international best practices.
(iii) the economic needs of the country and
(iv) any other matter connected there to.
2. The Task Force has since been reconstituted under Shri Akhilesh Ranjan, Member (Legislation), CBDT vide Office Order of even number dated 26.11.2018, other terms and conditions of the Office Order dated 22.11 .201 7 remaining the same except that the Task Force was authorised to co-opt any person as Member, if considered necessary. Accordingly, Ms Pragya S Saksena IRS 87004 has been co-opted as Member vide office order of even number dated 21.12.2018.
3. As per the Order dated 26.11.2018, the Task Force so reconstituted is required to submit its report to the Government by February 28, 2019.
4. The term of the Task Force is extended by three months, i.e., the Task Force shall now be required to submit its report by 31 .05.2019.
5.This issues with the approval of the Finance Minister.
Joint Commissioner of Income-tax (OSD) (TPL)-I
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