Press Release No.402/92/2006-MC (3 of 2012), dated 21-8-2012

Dr. Poonam Kishore Saxena

Dr. Poonam Kishore Saxena has taken over as Chairperson, Central Board of Direct Taxes on 21st August, 2012 . She is an IRS Officer of 1975 batch. She holds a Masters Degree in Economics from Rajasthan University and is also a PhD in Economics on the topic “Widening the Direct Tax – Efforts of the Central Government for economic growth in India .”Dr. Saxena was selected as Member, CBDT in March, 2011. Known for her hands on approach in the Income Tax Department, she has ensured fast tracking of various projects. She has focussed her attention on introduction of tax friendly measures to help the tax payers. A national call centre and 4 regional call centres (Aayakar Sampark Kendras ) for dissemination of information to tax payers free of cost were set up and dedicated to the nation, while she was Member(Legislation&Computerisation) .

Prior to this appointment she worked as Director General (Investigation) in Jaipur for three years. During her long career, she has worked in Lucknow, Meerut,Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Delhi in various areas like Administration of Income Tax ,Appeals and Recovery.

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