Odisha-born IRS officer elected Director of WCO

Bhubaneswar: Odia IRS officer and Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) Chairman, Pranab Kumar Das, was elected as the Director of World Customs Organisation (WCO), headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

“Mr. Pranab Kumar Das, Chairman CBIC, India has won the election to the post of the Director, Compliance & Facilitation at the WCO for a term of 5 years. He garnered 108 votes against the UK candidate who got 68 votes,” informed the CBIC in a tweet.

Earlier, Das was appointed as the Chairman of CBIC, the apex policy-making body for indirect taxes, in December 2018.

Prior to the appointment as the Chairman, he was the Special Secretary and Member (customs) at CBIC.

The 1983-batch IRS officer of Customs and Central Excise Cadre was appointed as member in the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), which was changed as the CBIC in 2017.

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