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Shaktikanta Das retires as Economic Affairs Secretary, Tapan Ray to succeed

India TV Business Desk New Delhi 31 May 2017, 22:17:28 IST
India TV Business Desk

After being associated with the Government of India for almost 37 years, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday announced his retirement as the Corporate Affairs Secretary. 

“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,” said Das. 

He will be succeeded by Tapan Ray, who will take the additional charges as the new Economic Affairs Secretary. 

Through a series of tweets, Das 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.

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.