Atulesh Jindal appointed new CBDT chief

Senior revenue service officer Atulesh Jindal has been appointed as the Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex policy-making body of the income tax department. He will succeed A K Jain, who completes his term at the end of this month. The appointments committee of the cabinet has approved the appointment of Jindal as chairman CBDT, an order issued by department of personnel and training.

Jindal, a 1978 batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, is currently working as member (revenue) in the CBDT. He will have a tenure of six-months till he retires in July. Apart from its chairman, CBDT has six members and is the supreme body for framing policies related to direct taxes.


  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) provides essential inputs for policy and planning of direct taxes in India and is also responsible for administration of the direct tax laws through Income Tax Department.
  • The CBDT is a statutory authority functioning under the Central Board of Revenue Act, 1963.
  • The Chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes is the ex officio Special Secretary to the Government of India and also cadre controlling authority of the Indian Revenue Service.
  • The CBDT Chairperson is ex-officio special secretary and is under the direct charge of the revenue secretary of India.

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  • Apex means the top or highest part of something.
  • Tenure means the holding of an office.
  • Ex Officio means by virtue of one’s position or status.