Union Government has appointed senior IRS officer Najib Shah as the chairman of Central Board of Excise and Customers (CBEC).

His appointment was confirmed by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC).

About Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC)

  1. CBEC is the nodal government agency on Indirect Taxes responsible for administering Customs, Central Excise, Service Tax and Narcotics in India.
  2. Established in 1855 by the then British Governor General of India as Customs & Central Excise department. Thus, it is one of the oldest government departments of India.

3. Currently it operates and functions under the aegis of the Department of Revenue of Union Ministry of Finance.