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    Pavan Kumar, Thirty years’ experience in leadership positions in Government of India and Government of Karnataka. Recently taken VRS as an officer of the Indian Revenue Service - Income Tax, Government of India.

    Education: B.Tech(Civil Engg), M.S( Aerospace Engg), M.A.(Economics), MBA(Finance), LL.B


    In the Income Tax Department:

  • Pavan Kumar Worked extensively as an Assessing Officer, Statutory Supervisory Officer (Commissioner and Principal Commissioner) and Appellate Authority (Commissioner-Appeals) dealing with all the Direct Taxes areas (Enforcement, Assessment, Administration and Judicial) relating to individuals, NRIs, Corporates, Firms, Charitable Entities and domestic and international taxation and the emerging areas under Benami Property Act and Black Money Act.
  • Authored Departmental Publications on Capital Gains and contributed to internal Manual on Capital Markets as an expert.
  • Member of many committees at Policy formation and implementation level.
  • Provided effective leadership in HR management, infrastructure development, capacity building including designing and implementing organizational training policy.

  • As Principal Commissioner of Income Tax and Commissioner of Income Tax

  • Administered Income Tax Laws to more than 3,00,000 assessees, including corporates, engaged in the areas of Capital Markets, Diamond trade and with Transfer Pricing issues and large number of Charitable Trusts, NGOs and NPOs
  • Handled matters relating to appeals before Hon’ble ITAT, High Court and Supreme Court
  • Authorised/executed number of highly critical and successful search and seizure operations
  • Worked extensively and successfully on Post-Demonetization investigations
  • Did pioneering work on implementation of Benami Property Act, dealing extensively, exhaustively and very effectively on all the issues relating to it
  • Administered Black money Act effectively
  • Handled large number of prosecutions for concealment

  • As Commissioner of Income Tax(Appeals), adjudicated more than 1500 appeals involving highly complex issues of facts and law in

  • Search and seizure cases
  • International Taxation and Transfer Pricing cases
  • Corporate cases
  • Firms and Charitable entities

  • As an Assessing Officer, handled, very successfully, large number of

  • Corporate assessments including number of international taxation cases
  • Cases of securities scam including the matters before Hon’ble Special Court, Mumbai
  • Search and seizure assessments and assessments of large and diverse Groups

  • On Deputation outside the Income Tax Department:

  • Dealt with Housing and Real Estate Sector while on deputation to a State Housing Board. Effectively turned around the finances of a wobbling Statewide organization through innovation, structural reorganization, streamlining banking operations, treasury management and transforming the organizational culture from apathy to optimism.
  • Provided effective leadership in Administration, Purchase and stores, Engineering Construction and Maintenance, Fire Services, Telecommunications, Finance, Infrastructure, taxation and Security on deputation to ISRO at a crucial juncture. Extensively and effectively worked on infrastructure improvement, security and overall organizational improvement.

  • As an advocate and tax Consultant:

  • Adviser on legal, taxation and CSR issues to a large and diverse group engaged in manufacture, services and extensive charity work.
  • As consultant advising groups of firms engaged in Direct Taxation on law, representation and litigation
  • Successfully represented/argued matters before Income Tax Appellate Tribunal, High Court and Supreme Court.

  • Languages known: English, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Working Knowledge of Tamil