Former finance secretary Rajiv Kumar to head Public Enterprises Selection Board

Must Read

Sumit Deb begins new journey as CMD of NMDC

Senior leader Sumit Deb has assumed charge as Chairman-cum-Managing Director of NMDC Limited. He succeeds N. Baijendra Kumar.

Spearheading transformation towards sustainable future in times of Covid-19

Bringing the governments, businesses, academia, and communities together to spearhead the transformational and systematic effort towards a sustainable future is needed

Tata Communications gets local telecom license in Saudi Arabia

Under Type B telecom license, Tata Communications will be able to provide Internet Service Provider and related telecom services to enterprises in a defined capacity, along with local currency billing for end-customers

The central government has appointed former finance secretary to head the (). The government body is responsible for filling various top posts in public sector undertakings.

Kumar is a 1984 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, who retired as finance secretary in February this year. Kumar will succeed Kapil Dev Tripathi, who has been recently appointed as the Secretary to President Ram Nath Kovind.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Kumar’s appointment as the chairperson for a period of three years, said a personnel ministry order.

During his previous tenures at ministry of finance and ministry of personnel Kumar has been credited with bringing in key reforms in banking and bureaucracy. Kumar took over as the secretary, Department of Financial Services in September 2017 when most of the public sector banks including the State Bank of India were in losses.

He was designated as the finance secretary in July 2019 by the government. He was instrumental in merging 10 public sector banks into four while brokering peace between the Centre and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) that resulted in the smooth transfer of Rs 1.76 lakh crore of the central bank’s surplus to the exchequer last year.

Kumar also played a key role in bringing in a 360 degree appraisal system for promotion and empanelment of senior bureaucrats during his stint in the personnel ministry.

Subscribe to receive the day's headlines from Tech Observer straight in your inbox

Leave a Reply

*The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by techobserver.in. Embedding of any link and use of abusive or unparliamentary language are prohibited.
- Advertisement -

Latest in TECH

Tata Communications gets local telecom license in Saudi Arabia

Under Type B telecom license, Tata Communications will be able to provide Internet Service Provider and related telecom services to enterprises in a defined capacity, along with local currency billing for end-customers
- Advertisement -SAP Hana

Related Articles