Ms Vanaja N. Sarna, IRS (C&CE:1980) prevously holding the charge as Member (Administration), has been appointed as Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), effective March 31, 2017. She took over over on superannuation of Mr Najib Shah, IRS (C&CE:79).
Ms Sarna has served CBEC in several capacities over the last 36 years. These include postings in Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax formations in Kochi, Delhi, Chennai, Meerut, Chandigarh and Bangalore. She has also worked as Additional Director General, National Academy of Customs, Excise & Narcotics (NACEN), in Chennai; Additional Director General in Directorate General of Revenue Intelligence, New Delhi and served on deputation as Under Secretary, Legislative Department, Ministry of Law and as Director/ Joint Secretary in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat.
Prior to becoming Member, CBEC, she held the charge of Director General of Vigilance and Chief Vigilance Officer of the Department.