New Delhi :Shri Prasanna Kumar Misra has taken over as Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes with effect from today, i.e. 1st April, 2008. He belongs to the 1971 batch of the Indian Revenue Service.
Prior to his appointment as Chairman, CBDT, Shri Misra was Member (Investigation) in the CBDT since January 2007. Earlier, he has served in the Income Tax department in various capacities as Chief Commissioner, Delhi & Udaipur; Commissioner, Mumbai; Director (Investigation), Hyderabad; Deputy Commissioner / Director, Bhubaneswar; Appellate Assistant Commissioner in Andhra Pradesh, etc.
Shri S. S. Khan has also joined the Central Board of Direct Taxes as Member. He is an officer of the 1972 batch of the Indian Revenue Service.Shri Khan has earlier served as Director General of Income Tax (Investigation) and Director of Income Tax (Systems), besides other assignments in the Income Tax department.