Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi, June 15:
Shaktikanta Das, a 1980 batch Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer from Odisha, who assumes the position of Union Revenue secretary on Monday, will be the second Odia IAS officer after retired IAS officer PK Mishra to be in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s core team.
Das’ appointment was announced on Saturday.
57-year old Das, who is currently the Union Fertilizer secretary, will replace Rajiv Takru who has been appointed secretary in the Department of North Eastern Region (DONER).
Das was appointed Fertilizer secretary on December 26 last year.
Prior to that, he held the position of Special Secretary in the department of Economic Affairs in the ministry of Finance.
Das, who hails from Bhubaneswar, was a student of History at the Delhi University before joining the IAS. The soft spoken bureaucrat is known for his brilliant mind and unimpeachable integrity.