In a series of personnel changes spanning ministries, the Union government named Tarun Bajaj as the new revenue secretary and Bangalore Metro Rail Corp. Ltd managing director Ajay Seth as the new economic affairs secretary on Tuesday.
After Ajay Bhushan Pandey retired in February, Bajaj has been in charge of the revenue department's additional responsibilities.
Seth, a 1987 Karnataka cadre civil servant, can find his metro rail experience useful in the Union finance ministry at a time when the government is focusing on a major CAPEX campaign to revive the economy after a record contraction in FY21.
The changes were authorized by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), which is chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to a notification from the Department of Personnel and Training.
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Jatindra Nath Swain, the managing director of Solar Energy Corp. of India Ltd has been appointed secretary of the fisheries department.
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