Tarun Bajaj given additional charge of Secretary, Department of Revenue
Bajaj, the incumbent Secretary of Department of Economic Affairs, would be succeeding Dr ABP Pandey upon the latter's superannuation.
February 27, 2021 / 08:04 PM IST
Tarun Bajaj. (Source: Twitter)
Senior bureaucrat Tarun Bajaj has been given the additional charge of Secretary, Department of Revenue, the government announced on February 27.
Bajaj would be succeeding Dr Ajay Bhushan Pandey, who is scheduled to retire at end of this month.
Bajaj would hold the additional charge "till the appointment of a regular incumbent or until further orders", said the statement issued by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. The committee is headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A 1988-batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre, Bajaj is currently serving as the Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs in the Finance Ministry.
Prior to being appointed as the Economic Affairs Secretary on May 1, 2020, he was serving as the Additional Secretary in Prime Minister's Office (PMO). On May 6 last year, he was also appointed as a director on the central board of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).