Sushil Chandra

CBDT Chairman Sushil Chandra Sends International Women’s Day Message


The CBDT Chairman Sushil Chandra has addressed a letter dated 8th March 2018 by which he has sent a message to the women staff in the Income-tax department on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

There are a large number of women staffers in the CBDT and also in the Income-tax department.

The Chairman appreciated the many roles that women staffers play in the CBDT and the income-tax department.

He also complimented them for the compassion & the dignity that the women bring in their manifold contribution to the Service & to the Organisation.

Sushil Chandra assured the women staffers that they can do almost anything that they put you’re their minds to as their potential is limitless!

CBDT Chairman Sushil Chandra

It may be noted that the CBDT Chairman is the senior-most IRS civil servant in the Government of India. He is also the ex officio Special Secretary to the Government of India and also cadre controlling authority of the Indian Revenue Service.

The office of the CBDT Chairman is under the control of the Revenue Secretary of India.

It is a high-ranking post. It is above the officers of the rank of Lieutenant-General, Vice-Admiral or Air Marshal, CBI Director and Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General in the Order of Precedence.

The office of the CBDT Chairman is not subject to a fixed tenure. The tenure of the office is around 2 years. It can be extended by the Government if the candidate is meritorious.

Chairman, CBDT &
Special Secretary to the Government of India

Ministry of Finance/Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
North Block, New Delhi-110001
E-mail :

Tele : 23092648 & Telefax : 23092544

8th March, 2018.

Chairman’s Message on International Women’s Day

It gives me immense pleasure to greet all the lady officers & staff members of the Income Tax Department on the occasion of Women’s Day today.

It is said that the best way to change society is to channelize the inherent strength & potential of women in every walk of life, for, there is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise.

Often, we leave our appreciation unspoken. So, on this Women’s Day, I take this opportunity to appreciate the many roles that you play, the many hats that you wear & the difference that you make in so many lives. The compassion & the dignity that you bring in your contribution to the Service & to the Organisation is manifold.

You can do almost anything that you put your mind to as your potential is limitless! I hope that you will continue to contribute to the IT Department with as much fervour & sincerity as you have done in the past. I wish you the best in all your future endeavours.

Best Wishes,
(Sushil Chandra)