Expenditure Secretary TV Somanathan has been designated because the Finance Secretary, a Personnel Ministry order issued on Wednesday mentioned.
He is a 1987-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has authorised designating Mr Somanathan, Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance because the Finance Secretary, the order mentioned.
The senior-most officer amongst all of the secretaries within the finance ministry is designated because the Finance Secretary.
Mr Somanathan’s batchmate Debasish Panda is Secretary, Department of Financial Services.
Tuhin Kanta Pandey and Ajay Seth are secretaries, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) and Department of Economic Affairs, respectively.
Tarun Bajaj, a 1988-batch IAS officer of the Haryana cadre, is the Revenue Secretary.
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