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CBDT, CBEC members given special secretary rank

CABINET DECIDES

The government today upgraded the posts of members of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) 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 ...