Ajay Bhushan Pandey, UIDAI head to be next Revenue Secretary
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Saturday appointed UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey as the finance secretary replacing Hasmukh Adhia, who retires on 31 November. Pandey, a 1984 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Maharashtra cadre, will take charge on 1 December.
He will continue to hold additional charge of chief executive officer of the Unique Identification Authority of India and chairman of the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), until further orders.
In another secretary appointment announced Saturday, Girish Chandra Murmu—currently special secretary in the revenue department—took over as the officer on special duty in the finance ministry. Murmu, a 1985 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, will take charge as secretary, department of expenditure in the finance secretary on superannuation of A.N. Jha on 31 January 2019.
Adhia, a 1981-batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, moved to Delhi in November 2014 as secretary in the Department of Financial Services after Narendra Modi became the prime minister.