Tapan Ray appointed new Corporate Affairs Secy
NEW DELHI: Gujarat cadre IAS officer Tapan Ray was today appointed as the new Secretary in Corporate Affairs Ministry, where he will replace Anjuly Chib Duggal who has been named as Financial Affairs Secretary.
Duggal, who became Corporate Affairs Secretary earlier this year, has been now made Secretary in the Department of Financial Services in the Ministry of Finance in place of Hasmukh Adhia who is becoming Revenue Secretary.
Ray, 1982 batch IAS officer and currently Additional Secretary in the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, would become Corporate Affairs Secretary after Duggal relinquishes charge of the post.
Ray, a Mechanical Engineer and then a Law Graduate, is also a Post Graduate in Public Policy and International Affairs and holds diplomas in German language, international law and international business.
Earlier, he served in various roles in Gujarat between 1984 and 1994, after which he held various positions at Centre in Power, Science and Technology, Textiles and Defence Ministries before going back to the state cadre in 2006. He has been in the Communications and IT Ministry at Centre for about one year since September 2014.
He joins Corporate Affairs Ministry at a time when the government has identified ease of doing business as a key focus area and the new Companies Act is going through a number of changes to make it easier for the companies to do business in the country.