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CBDT Chairman Modi gets third extension

By IndianMandarins- 28 Feb 2021
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New Delhi (28.02.2021): As Indianmandarins had reported on 11.02.2021 (WEBLINK) the NaMo administration on Sunday extended the tenure (on a re-employment basis) of Pramod Chandra Modi (Retd IRS IT:1982) as Chairman of CBDT for a period of three months ending 31.05.2021 w.e.f. 01.03.2021. He has been holding the additional charge of Member (Investigation) ever since his term started as Chairman, CBDT. 

It may be underlined that the extension coincides with Assembly elections in five states; Assam, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Puducherry, and Kerala. Modi's tenure was extended (on-contract) first on 29.08.2019 - two days ahead of his retirement i.e. 31.08.2019.

When Sushil Chandra’s term as CBDT Chairman was extended in May 2017 on a re-employment basis, it was considered a rare exception. But after PC Mody’s and later S K Gupta’s case, exceptions are seen to have become a new normal.

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