Indian Revenue Service officer Kosaraju Veeraiah Chowdary has been appointed as chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the top body of the income tax department.
Chowdary, a 1978-batch officer, on Friday took charge at his North block office in the finance ministry. He will have a tenure of only three months. His name was cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was born in Kurumaddali village, Krishna dist, AP. He is the son-in-law of Late.Pinnamaneni KoteswaraRao former ZP Chairman , Krishna District.
He has earlier served as the Director General of I-T (Investigations) in the national capital where he headed a number of high-profile tax probes, including the 2G spectrum allocation case and the HSBC Geneva taxpayers list along with a number of cases dealing with black money and tax evasion.