The Centre, on Thursday, appointed tax expert Parthasarathi Shome as adviser to Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.

“Dr. Shome has been appointed as adviser to the Finance Minister, in the rank of Minister of State, co-terminus with the period of office of the Finance Minister,” said an official release.

GAAR panel

In July, Dr. Shome was appointed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as the Chairman of the Committee on General Anti Avoidance Rules (GAAR), the release added. — PTI