Tarun Bajaj takes over as Economic Affairs Secretary; replaces Traun Chakraborty

Tarun Bajaj takes over as Economic Affairs Secretary; replaces Traun Chakraborty

NEW DELHI: Tarun Bajaj, an old hand at the Finance Ministry, on Friday assumed charge as the Economic Affairs Secretary.nnHe comes back to North Block at a time when the economy is facing headwinds due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.nnPrior to taking over this post, he was the Additional Secretary in Prime Minister’s Office.nn

nnBajaj, a 1988 batch IAS officer, replaces Atanu Chakraborty, who retired on Thursday.nn”Shri Tarun Bajaj takes over as the new Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), here today after superannuation of Shri Atanu Chakraborty on 30.04.2020,” the Finance Ministry said in a tweet.nnBefore joining Prime Minister’s Office in 2015, Bajaj was Joint Secretary in Economic Affairs Department, looking after multilateral funding agencies division.nnHe worked as Joint Secretary and Director in Department of Financial Services.nnAs a Joint Secretary in Department of Financial Services for four years, he was looking after insurance division.nnSource: Press Trust of India

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