Bhubaneswar, Dec 31 (LocalWire): Senior Odia bureaucrat Pranab Kumar Das will join as Chairman of the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) on January 1 (Tuesday).
He will succeed S Ramesh, whose tenure ends on December 31.
He has been appointed as the Chairman till April 30, 2020 and shall over see the crucial GST and Customs reforms and trade facilitation initiatives .
Das, a 1983-batch IRS officer was a member of CBEC since September 1, 2017.
He has spearheaded Govt National Trade Facilitation Action Plan & programme of improving “Trading Across Border(TAB) parameters” -resulting in massive jump in World Bank’s ranking of India in TAB (146 in 2017 to 80 in 2018)& EODB(100 in 2017 to 77 in 2018).
Das assisted in smooth & successful rollout of GST.
The bureaucrat worked as Special Director, Enforcement Directorate(Hqr) (2004-9) & ensured smooth operationalisation of PMLA in India & India’s FATF membership.
He was nominated as expert to implement protocol on illicit trade in tobacco under WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control(WHO FCTC)- in 2016.