NEW DELHI: Ajay Narayan Jha, who is currently serving as Secretary, Expenditure, has been appointed as new Finance Secretary by the Narendra Modi government on Monday.
Prime Minister Modi-led Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has cleared AN Jha's appointment to the post after incumbent Hasmukh Adhia, a 1981-batch Gujarat cadre officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), retired on November 30.
Fifty-nine-year-old Jha is a 1982-batch IAS officer of Manipur Tripura cadre.
A N Jha, Secretary, Department of Expenditure, designated as Finance Secretary. He is a 1982 batch IAS officer from Manipur cadre
— ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2018
An alumnus of St Stephens College from where he passed with first class in Graduation and post graduation in History, Jha is a recipient of World Bank scholarship to pursue Masters in Economic Policy Management from McGill University in Canada.
He is also an MPhil in public administration from Delhi University.