Ajay Bhushan Pandey Appointed as Finance Secretary

Published on March 04, 2020
Current context: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet appointed Ajay Bhushan Pandey as the new Finance Secretary on 3rd March 2020.
Ajay Bhushan Pandey Appointed as Finance Secretary
  • He is the current Revenue Secretary of the GOI and has replaced current Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar.
  • Ajay Bhushan Pandey is a 1984 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Maharashtra cadre.
  • He has earlier worked as chief executive officer of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
  • The senior-most bureaucrat among all secretaries in the Finance Ministry is designated as the finance secretary.
  • At present, Atanu Chakraborty (1985 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre) is the secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs.
  • Tuhin Kant Pandey (1987 batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre) is the secretary of the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management.
  • T V Somanathan (1987 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre) is the secretary of the Department of Expenditure.

Question: 

Q.1 Who has been appointed as the new Finance Secretary on 3rd March 2020 by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet?
a. Atanu Chakraborty
b. Ajay Bhushan Pandey
c. Tuhin Kant Pandey
d. T V Somanathan

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