Najib Shah Appointed CBEC Chairman

2019 ias preliminary exam test series

IRS officer Najib Shah was appointed as Chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), apex body on Indirect Taxes.

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shah as Chairman, CBEC.

Shah, a 1979 batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), has been working as Member in the board since May this year.

Shah, who had also been Director General of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), was also acting Chairman of the board after retirement of Kaushal Srivastava, about three months back.

Shah will have tenure till March 11, 2017, when he attains the age of superannuation 60 years.

The CBEC consists of a chairperson and maximum of six members. At present, Shah’s wife Neerja, V S Krishnan, Vanaja N Sarna, Ram Tirath and Ananya Ray are working as other members.

Current Affairs for IAS Exam