Shaktikanta Das retires after 37 years of service, Tapan Ray takes additional charge as Economic Affairs Secretary

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New Delhi | May 31, 2017 7:43 PM

Shaktikanta Das retired after 37 years of service and will be replaced by Tapan Ray as the Economic Affairs Secretary

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Shaktikanta Das has retired after 37 years of service on Wednesday evening at a function held in New Delhi. The news was confirmed by the former civil servant through his Twitter handle. “Handed over charge as Secretary Eco Affairs on my retirement today. Very satisfying 37 years,” he wrote. Das added that he was fortunate to hold many key positions during his career and will continue to tweet on all the important issues. “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,” he added in other tweets.

After Das’ retirement, Corporate Affairs Secretary Tapan Ray has taken additional charge as Economic Affairs Secretary after the retirement of Shaktikanta Das. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also attended the superannuation in Delhi and presented a memento to Shaktikanta Das for his glorious career.

During his long career, Das served as Secretary of the Industries Department of Government of Tamil Nadu, Chairman and Director of Tamil Nadu Newsprint And Papers Ltd., Chairman and Director of Titan Company Limited, Chairman of Tamilnadu Petroproducts Ltd., Director at Life Insurance Corporation of India, Director of Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd., Non-Executive Director at Indian Bank, Director of Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation Limited and Tamilnadu Industrial Explosives Ltd. Apart from this, he also served as the Additional Director of Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited.

Yesterday, the Reserve Bank of Indian had announced the introduction of currency notes in one rupee denomination, printed by the Government of India with the signature of Shaktikanta Das. “The Reserve Bank of India will soon put into circulation currency notes in one rupee denomination,” the central bank said in a statement.

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