The government appointed bureaucrat Badri Narain Sharma chairperson of the National Anti-profiteering Authority under the Goods and Services Tax regime, PTI reported.
An order by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions said the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet had approved Sharma’s appointment to the post in the rank of a secretary to the government of India. Sharma, a 1985 batch officer of the Indian Administrative Services, is at present the additional secretary in the department of revenue.
The Cabinet had on November 16 approved setting up the five-member anti-profiteering body. The authority’s task is to ensure that the benefits of the reduction in Goods and Services Tax rates is passed on to the consumers.