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Shaktikanta Das appointed as Revenue Secretary

He replaced Rajiv Takru

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Weeks ahead of the budget, Shaktikanta Das, a batch IAS officer, has taken charge as Revenue Secretary replacing Rajiv Takru.

Takru, a cadre civil servant, who was Revenue Secretary since March this year has been posted as Secretary in the Ministry of DONER.

Das, 1980 batch officer, was earlier holding the post of Secretary, Department of Fertilizers in Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers.

This is the first high-level bureaucratic rejig in the since the Narendra Modi-led government took over three weeks ago.

The Finance Ministry, which is preparing Modi government's first budget, has as Finance Secretary, R P Wattal as Expenditure Secretary, Ravi Mathur as Disinvestment Secretary and G S Sandhu as Financial Services Secretary.

The budget is likely to be presented early next month.

First Published: Mon, June 16 2014. 17:54 IST