Cabinet appoints TV Somanathan as Finance Secretary

Cabinet appoints TV Somanathan as Finance Secretary

Expenditure Secretary TV Somanathan has been appointed as the Finance Secretary of India, a Personnel Ministry order said.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved designating Somanathan, Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance as the Finance Secretary, the order said.

Somnath is a 1987-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre. His batchmate Debasish Panda is Secretary, Department of Financial Services.

The senior-most officer among all secretaries in the Ministry of Finance is appointed as the Finance Secretary.

Tuhin Kanta Pandey and Ajay Seth are secretaries, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) and Department of Economic Affairs, respectively.

Tarun Bajaj, a 1988-batch IAS officer of the Haryana cadre, is the Revenue Secretary.

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