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AN Jha is India's new Finance Secretary

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

AN Jha, currently working as Secretary, Expenditure, in the Ministry of Finance, will take charge as India's new will succeed

Jha's appointment was confirmed on Monday by the of the Cabinet, headed by A 1982-batch IAS officer, will succeed Adhia, who retired on November 30 after a tenure spanning over four years.

Jha, who pursued his education at in New Delhi, is also the recipient of a scholarship to pursue Masters in Economic Policy Management from in Canada.

On the day of his retirement, Adhia, in a series of tweets, had thanked and for their guidance during his tenure.

Jaitley, too, had penned a blog post for the outgoing Finance Secretary, lauding Adhia for his contributions towards spearheading the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), facilitating a crackdown on black money through demonetisation and contributing for successfully accomplishing the Mudra Yojana.

The Finance Minister, in his blog, had also outlined that Adhia's tenure saw an exponential increase in tax base and tax realisations.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 23:35 IST