30 June 2019
Bhubaneswar: Pranab Kumar Das, Odisha-born IRS officer and Chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), has been elected as the Director of World Customs Organisation (WCO).
“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.
In December 2018, Das was appointed as the Chairman of CBIC, the apex policy-making body for indirect taxes. He has also been conferred with the Presidential Award for ‘Specially distinguished record of Service’ in 2015. He holds a post graduation degree in Economics from JNU and a graduation degree from BJB College, Bhubaneswar, stated reports.
The World Customs Organization, is an intergovernmental organization headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, with a mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations.