Shri Rakesh Kumar

Shri Rakesh Kumar is a strategic advisor to Sarvaya Legal and Member (T) (Retd.), CESTAT. He is a post-graduate in Physics from Allahabad University and joined the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) in the year 1976. He completed a successful career of thirty-eight and a half years and served the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance in several senior positions. He also served as an Executive Director of a leading Government-owned enterprise, the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) for five years between 1998 and 2003.

During the last eight years of his Government service, he served as a Technical Member of the Customs Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, which is the apex Appellate Authority in India for resolution of disputes pertaining to Customs, Central Excise, Service tax as well as trade disputes such as levy of Anti- Dumping Duty and Countervailing Duty. He retired from the CESTAT in June 2015.

At present, he functions as an independent consultant, handling various matters pertaining to indirect taxation including GST. He specializes in GST law and other indirect taxes and regularly advises his clients on various issues such as classification, valuation, transitional credit and anti-profiteering. Shri Rakesh Kumar has published several articles in field of indirect taxation.