Govt of India appointed Ajay Narayan Jha as new Finance Secretary

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the appointment of Ajay Narayan Jha as the Finance Secretary of Ministry of Finance. Jha is currently serving as the Secretary in the Department of Expenditure. The committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared Jha’s appointment to the post after incumbent Hasmukh Adhia, a 1981-batch Gujarat cadre officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).

About Ajay Narayan Jha

  • Ajay Narayan Jha, 59, is a 1982-batch IAS officer of Manipur Tripura cadre.
  • 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.