The government on Monday designated Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia as the Finance Secretary. Adhia was appointed as Revenue Secretary in the Ministry of Finance in September 2015.
Hasmukh Adhia is an IAS officer of 1981 batch, and has worked as Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department, Government of Gujarat.
Earlier, Adhia was Principal Secretary Education Department from April 2008 to January, 2013, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Gujarat from May 2004 to May 2006. Prior to this, he has also worked as Director, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Industry, New Delhi from 1994 to 1999. Shri Adhia has also held the position of Industries Commissioner, Managing Director, Gujarat Industrial Investment Corporation as well as Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved designating Adhia as the Finance Secretary, the order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training said.
As per the convention, the senior most Secretary in the Finance Ministry is designated as the Finance Secretary.
There are five departments under the Finance Ministry — Expenditure, Economic Affairs, Financial Services, Revenue and Department of Investment and Public Asset management (DIPAM).
IAS officer Rajiv Kumar of 1984 batch is the Financial Services Secretary. Ajay Narayan Jha is Expenditure Secretary and Neeraj Kumar Gupta Secretary, DIPAM. Both are 1982 batch IAS officers.
Subhash Chandra Garg, a 1983 batch IAS officer, is Economic Affairs Secretary.