Shaktikanta Das appointed as new RBI governor
Shanktikanta Das has been appointed as new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor today. The decision comes a day after when Urjit Patel resigned from the post with immediate effect citing “personal reasons”.
Notably, Shaktikanta Das will be the 25th governor to lead the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
Who is Shaktikanta Das?
Shaktikanta is a retired 1980 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tamil Nadu cadre. Prior to becoming Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor, Shaktikanta was a member of Fifteenth Finance Commission of India and India’s sherpa to G20.
Being an IAS officer, Das has served in several capacities for Indian Nadu governments which also include as Economic Affairs Secretary of India. Revenue Secretary of India, Fertilizers Secretary of India
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