Finance ministry rejigs team, new chiefs for apex bodies

Written by fe Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: Nov 2 2014, 04:14am hrs
The finance ministry, which has started preparations for the annual budget for 2015-16, has got a new team of officials at the helm with a new secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs and new chiefs for the the apex policy making bodies for direct and indirect taxes.

On Friday afternoon, senior civil servant Rajiv Mehrishi took charge as the secretary in DEA, the department that makes the union budget, after Arivnd Mayaram demited office to accept new assignment as secretary in the Ministry of Minority Affairs, said an official statement.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) will have a new chairperson from MondayAnita Kapoor, who is currently a member in the the top policy making body for direct taxes. K V Chowdary, who retired as Chairman of CBDT on Friday has been appointed as an advisor to the Special Investigation Team probing into the black money issue. Kaushal Srivastava, member in Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), will succeed J M Shanti Sundharam, who retired on Friday as the Boards Chairperson.

The government relieved Subash C Garg, an officer on special duty in DEA from his duties to take up his new assignment as Executive Director of World Bank.