Published On: Mon, Dec 21st, 2015

Shaktikanta Das gets additional charge of Finance Secretary for 15 days

New Delhi: Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das was today given additional charge of Finance Secretary for about a fortnight during the absence of incumbent Ratan Watal.

Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das was today given additional charge of Finance Secretary.

Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das was today given additional charge of Finance Secretary.

Watal, who is Secretary of Department of Expenditure, is also the Finance Secretary. Traditionally, the most senior bureaucrat in the Finance Ministry is named Finance Secretary.

The competent authority has approved the assignment of additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Expenditure, to Das and designating him as Finance Secretary from December 22, 2015 to January 3, 2016, during the absence on leave of Watal, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training said.

In another order, Devendra Chaudhary has been given additional charge of Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation for about 10 days.

Chaudhary, who is Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances and also of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, will hold the additonal charge from December 24, 2015 to January 3, 2016, during the absence on leave of T C A Anant, it said.

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