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