New Delhi: Subhash Chandra Garg who is currently the Executive Director of the World Bank, will soon take over as the Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs. He is a senior IAS officer and was appointed as the as the World Bank ED in 2014. He is all set to replace current Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das.
On May 31, 2017, Shaktikanta Das retired after 37 years of service at a function that was held in New Delhi. His retirement was confirmed via a Twitter post where the former civil servant wrote, “Handed over charge as Secretary Eco Affairs on my retirement today. Very satisfying 37 years.” He further added, “Fortunate to have been associated with several key reforms and policy decisions as Secretary Revenue and Secretary Economic Affairs. Will continue to tweet on important issues. Of course as a private person.”
Earlier, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das 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.
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.