AN Jha To Take Over As New Finance Secretary From Hasmukh Adhia

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AN Jha is an MPhil in public administration from Delhi University.(File)

New Delhi:

AN Jha, Secretary, Expenditure, has been appointed as the new Finance Secretary, a government order said Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has cleared Mr Jha's appointment to the post after incumbent Hasmukh Adhia, a 1981-batch Gujarat cadre officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), retired on November 30.

Fifty-nine-year old Ajay Narayan Jha, is a 1982-batch IAS officer of Manipur Tripura cadre.

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An alumnus of St Stephens College from where he passed with first class in Graduation and post graduation in History, Jha is a recipient of World Bank scholarship to pursue Masters in Economic Policy Management from McGill University in Canada.

He is also an MPhil in public administration from Delhi University.

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