Apr 29, 2021 06:16 PM IST
Somanathan, Economic Affairs Secretary Ajay Seth, DFS Secretary Debashish Panda and DIPAM Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey are all from the 1987 batch of the Indian Administrative Service. But Somanathan had a higher rank in his batch, when he stood second in the All India exams. This is a deciding factor between officers of the same batch.
- Apr 28, 2021 09:33 PM IST
He is the seniormost, by age, of the three 1987 batch officers in Finance Ministry.
- Feb 03, 2021 10:33 AM IST
Expenditure Secretary TV Somanathan told Moneycontrol that the Finance Ministry had a rough cost of Rs 700 per person in mind. The budget allocation is just a part of what will be spent, as state governments and corporates will also allocate sums for the vaccination drive
- Feb 02, 2021 07:35 PM IST
Speaking exclusively to Moneycontrol in a post-budget interview, Expenditure Secretary TV Somanathan said it was a conscious decision by the government to invest in infrastructure projects which will create jobs rather than provide further handouts, as the former will have long-term benefits.