Tarun Bajaj had been given further cost of the income portfolio after the superannuation of predecessor Ajay Bhushan Pandey on February 28, 2021

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan

UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 04:09 PM IST

In a bureaucratic reshuffle on the North Block, division of financial affairs (DEA) secretary Tarun Bajaj has been made the brand new income secretary, whereas Ajai Seth, a 1987-batch Karnataka cadre officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the managing director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation, has been appointed as DEA secretary.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday additionally posted Anil Kumar Jha, particular secretary within the division of income, as secretary within the ministry of tribal affairs, an official order mentioned.

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Bajaj had been given further cost of the income portfolio after the superannuation of predecessor Ajay Bhushan Pandey on February 28, 2021. The finance ministry has 5 key departments headed by a secretary every – DEA, income, expenditure, monetary providers and the division of funding and public asset administration (Dipam).

Bajaj turned financial affairs secretary on May 1, 2020, after the superannuation of Atanu Chakraborty. Previously, he held costs of further secretary (July 2017 to April 2020) and joint secretary (April 2015 to July 2017) within the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

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