New Delhi: Ajay Narayan Jha, the current expenditure secretary, has been appointed as the new finance secretary, a government order said on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led appointments committee of the Cabinet has cleared Jha's appointment to the post after incumbent Hasmukh Adhia, a 1981-batch Gujarat cadre officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), retired on 20 November.
Fifty-nine-year old Jha, is a 1982-batch IAS officer of Manipur Tripura cadre.
An alumnus of St Stephens College from where he passed with first class in graduation and post graduation in history, Jha is a recipient of World Bank scholarship to pursue masters in economic policy management from McGill University in Canada.
He is also an MPhil in public administration from Delhi University.
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Updated Date: Dec 04, 2018 12:17:20 IST