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Atanu Chakraborty made secretary, dept of expenditure

October 30, 2019 11:57 IST

Senior bureaucrat Atanu Chakraborty has been appointed as the department of expenditure secretary on Wednesday, replacing G C Murmu who was named as the first Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor last week. 

IMAGE: Atanu Chakraborty (right) with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Photograph: ANI Photo.

Chakraborty, a 1985-batch IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, is currently the department of economic affairs secretary. 

 

The competent authority has approved the assignment of additional charge of the post of secretary, department of expenditure, to Chakraborty with immediate effect, an order issued by the personnel ministry said. 

Murmu, also a 1985-batch Gujarat-cadre IAS officer, was appointed as the Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor on Friday. 

Murmu, who hails from Odisha, was the principal secretary to Narendra Modi during his tenure as the Gujarat chief minister.

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