Shaktikanta Das retires as Economic Affairs Secretary; Tapan Ray succeeds

| Updated: Jun 01, 2017 01:32 IST

New Delhi [India], May 31 (ANI): Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday announced his retirement as the Corporate Affairs Secretary, after being associated with the Government of India for almost 37 years. "It has been a very good experience, especially in the last three years. I was very fortunate to be a part of such key reforms and structural changes that have come about in the Ministry of Finance," Shaktikanta Das told reporters here. He will be succeeded by Tapan Ray, who will take the additional charges as the new Economic Affairs Secretary. Through a string of tweets, Das, who has been associated with several crucial reforms of the Ministry, asserted that he will continue to express his opinion on important matters, now as a private individual. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Handed over charge as Secretary Eco Affairs on my retirement today. Very satisfying 37 years.</p>&mdash; Shaktikanta Das (@DasShaktikanta) <a href="https://twitter.com/DasShaktikanta/status/869901330906611713">May 31, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Fortunate to have been associated with several key reforms and policy decisions as Secretary Revenue and Secretary Economic Affairs.</p>&mdash; Shaktikanta Das (@DasShaktikanta) <a href="https://twitter.com/DasShaktikanta/status/869902019850493952">May 31, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Will continue to tweet on important issues. Ofcourse as a private person.</p>&mdash; Shaktikanta Das (@DasShaktikanta) <a href="https://twitter.com/DasShaktikanta/status/869902387997102082">May 31, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> An IAS officer holding a Master's Degree from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi, Das served as the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Government of India; Special Commissioner and Commissioner of Revenue Administration, Government of Tamil Nadu; Secretary, Industries Department in Government of Tamil Nadu and various other distinguished services. He also served as Secretary of the Industries Department of Government of Tamil Nadu. Prior to his tenure in the various ministries, Das served as a Non-Executive Director at Indian Bank from December 9, 2009 to December 5, 2012. Hereafter, he took charge as the Director of Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd and then the Director at Life Insurance Corporation of India. (ANI)
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