New Delhi: Economic affairs secretary Ashok Chawla has been appointed as finance secretary in the ministry of finance with effect from today.
The post of finance secretary fell vacant following retirement of Arun Ramanathan, who was also secretary of financial services.
Bigger role: Ashok Chawla. Subhav Shukla / PTI
“Chawla, who is a Gujarat cadre IAS officer of the 1973 batch, will take over as finance secretary from today,” finance ministry sources said.
Chawla has also worked as secretary in the ministry of civil aviation.