03 March, 2021

Ask The Other Secretary

Is a ‘breakdown in communications’ affecting work in the finance ministry?

Tribhuvan Tiwari
Ask The Other Secretary
  • Arvind Subramanian, Chief economic advisor
    Has definitive views on public spending-led growth; put question mark over new GDP numbers
  • Hasmukh Adhia, Secretary, department of financial services
    Gujarat cadre officer is Modi’s choice to carry out financial inclusion schemes
  • Anita Kapur, CBDT chairperson
    Heads a very active department looking into black money issue; was recently divested of I-T investigations charge
  • Shaktikanta Das, Revenue secretary
    Is seen to have failed in the image makeover exercise of the tax department
  • Ratan P. Watal Expenditure, secretary
    Is generally not very communicative; is ?due to retire in Feb
  • Rajiv Mehrishi, Finance secretary
    Competent but seen as an outsider who has not been able to foster coordinated decision-making

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