Senior bureaucrat John Joseph has been appointed Director General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DG GSTI), as per an official order. He is presently posted in Mumbai and expected to take the new charge soon.
Joseph, a 1983 batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), has worked in important departments of Ministry of Finance including the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).
The DG GSTI is the new designation given to the Directorate General of Central Excise Intelligence (DGCEI), mandated to check service tax and central excise duty evasion.
The post of chief of central excise intelligence (now GST intelligence) was vacant for over a month after R K Mahajan took charge as Member, Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC).