Pramod Chandra Mody has been given an year-long extension as chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), said a government order on Thursday.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), which is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved "re-appointment" of Mody, who was to retire on August 31.
Mody, who is a 1982-batch Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre) officer, took over as the CBDT chief in February.
His appointment came after Sushil Chandra, the then CBDT chief, was appointed as an Election Commissioner.
The ACC in an another order appointed 1983-batch IRS officer Prabhash Shankar as a new member in the CBDT.
The other members are P K Dash, Akhilesh Ranjan and Neena Kumar. There are still two vacancies in the Board.
While Dash and Kumar are holding additional charges apart from their regular duties, the CBDT chairman is holding the charge of investigations in an additional capacity.
The CBDT is headed by a chairman and can have a maximum of six members. It frames policy for the Income-Tax Department.