Shaktikanta Das appointed India's G 20 Sherpa

ANI | Updated: Nov 27, 2017 20:40 IST

New Delhi [India], November 27 (ANI): Former Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das has been appointed as India's G 20 Sherpa for the development track surrounding the summit.

He will hold the position till December 31, 2018, the Ministry of Finance tweeted on Monday.

There are two tracks in G 20- Finance Track and Development Track.

While the Finance track is managed by Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary (Economic Affairs) as India's deputy to G -20, the Development track is coordinated by the Sherpa.

"The Department of Economic Affairs will provide necessary support to the Sherpa," the Finance Ministry said.

Das retired as Economic Affairs Secretary in May.

Das has been associated with the Government of India for almost 37 years. (ANI)