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Budget 2019: Hasmukh Adhia, Ajay Narayan Jha to make way for new team

Jaitley announced Adhia's departure through a blog on Saturday

Hasmukh Adhia vacates his post on November 30
Hasmukh Adhia vacates his post on November 30

The retirement dates of Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia and Expenditure Secretary Ajay Narayan Jha are confirmed. This means that the team that stands alongside Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, when he presents the Budget briefcase for the traditional photo session on February 1, will be quite different from the one that started preparing the Budget.  Adhia vacates his post on November 30 and Jha, the second seniormost bureaucrat in the finance ministry, retires on January 31, the day before Jaitley presents the 2019-20 interim budget. Ajay Bhushan Pandey, currently the chief ...