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.