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Tarun Bajaj to take additional charge of Revenue Secretary

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on February 27, 2021

Tarun Bajaj   -  Businessline

Amidst budget process underway in Parliament, the Government has decided not to give extension to Finance Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey. He is also holding charge of Revenue Department.

Pandey is scheduled to retire on February 28.

“The competent authority has approved assignment of additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Revenue to Tarun Bajaj, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs upon superannuation of Pandey, till the appointment of a regular incumbent or until further orders, whichever is earlier,” an order issued by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet. This committee is headed by the Prime Minister.

Pandey is 1984 batch Indian Administrative Service Officer of Maharashtra cadre. He took charge of Revenue Secretary in the Finance Ministry on November 30, 2018. Later, on account of seniority among five Secretaries in the Finance Ministry, he was designated as Finance Secretary. Now, his exit is taking at a time when Parliament is set to discuss Finance Bill and expenditure provisions of Union Budget 2021-22 after March 8.

Bajaj is 1988 batch Indian Administrative Service Officer of Haryana cadre.

Published on February 27, 2021

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