Adhia appointed the new finance secretary

An official order recently mentioned the appointment of revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia as the new finance secretary. Adhia has been involved in rollout of GST as well as direct tax reforms.

Adhia, a 1981 batch IAS (Indian Administrative Service) officer of Gujarat cadre, is also known for helping design social security schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana and Atal Pension Yojana as well as the micro-financing scheme Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana.