Government appoints Ratan Watal as finance secretary


  • Ratan Watal was designated as finance secretary on Monday
  • Watal is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre from 1978 batch.
  • He is branded as a model Narendra Modi bureaucrat and is known to do his job meticulously.
  • Watal as expenditure secretary ensured that the government fulfils its stated commitment of increasing public expenditure in infrastructure to drive economic growth.
  • Rajiv Mehrishi who is a finance and economic affairs secretary is designated as home secretary for a period of two years.

Source: ET

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