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CBDT, CBEC members given special secretary rank

CABINET DECIDES

BS Reporter  |  New Delhi 

Prithviraj Chavan

The government today upgraded the posts of members of the to the level of special secretary. They will be entitled to a fixed monthly salary of Rs 80,000, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Prithviraj Chavan told reporters here after a Cabinet meeting.

After the Sixth Pay Commission awards this year, the members held the rank of additional secretary with a pay scale of Rs 75,000-80,000. The Indian Revenue Service Association had expressed its anguish at the decision of the government to ignore specific positive recommendations of the commission to address the legitimate aspirations of the service and to upgrade the pay scale of members to Rs 80,000 (fixed).

The is responsible for collection of direct taxes including income tax and corporate tax, while the CBEC collects customs, central excise and service tax.

Apart from chairman, there are six members in the and five members in CBEC

First Published: Fri, November 21 2008. 00:00 IST
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