Rajiv Kumar appointed as new Finance Secretary

The government has appointed Rajiv Kumar, who was earlier the Secretary in the Department of Financial Services, as the new Finance Secretary on Tuesday.

His appointment has been done a week after, former Finance secretary Subhash Chandra Garg’s transfer to the Power Ministry.Rajiv Kumar

Garg has sought voluntary retirement from the government service after his transfer to Ministry of Power.

As per a statement issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved designating Shri Rajiv Kumar, lAS (JH:1984), Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance as Finance Secretary.”

The government had earlier this week reshuffled the top bureaucrats across 12 ministries, departments, and agencies.

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