SSN Moorthy, a 1973 batch IRS officer, was on Saturday appointed as the new chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes. He replaces NB Singh. Prior to his new assignment, Moorthy was a member in CBDT from August 2008.
The government also appointed Sudhir Chandra, a 1973 batch IRS, in the CBDT as a member. Chandra was chief commissioner in Ghaziabad for over two years and had earlier served in Mumbai, Delhi and Tamil Nadu.