Tarun Bajaj appointed new Revenue Secretary, Ajay Seth new DEA Secy


In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the union government on Tuesday approved the appointment of Tarun Bajaj as new revenue secretary under the Ministry of Finance.

Bajaj was serving as secretary to the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) since April 30, 2020. Tarun Bajaj took additional charge of Secretary, Department of Revenue, after the superannuation of Ajay Bhushan Pandey.

Prior to taking over as Economic Affairs Secretary, Bajaj served as Additional Secretary in Prime Minister's Office.

Bajaj, a 1988 batch Haryana-cadre IAS officer, worked as Joint Secretary and Director in Department of Financial Services.

As a Joint Secretary in Department of Financial Services for four years, he was looking after insurance division.

Pandey, who is a 1984 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Maharashtra cadre, retired on February 28. He was given the charge of Revenue Secretary in the Finance Ministry in November 2018.

The appointment committee of the cabinet has also approved the appointment of Ajay Seth, a 1987 batch Karnataka-cadre IAS officer, as new secretary for DEA. Along with this, there were also other changes in top bureaucracy notified by the Ministry of Personnel.


www.business-standard.com dt. 07.04.2021