Shri Shaktikanta Das has been appointed as the twenty-fifth Governor of the Reserve Bank of India effective December 12, 2018. Shaktikanta Das is a retired IAS and former Secretary of Department of Revenue and Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and has acted as Member of 15th Finance Commission and G20 Sherpa of India.
As per the official statement released on the RBI’s website, “Shri Shaktikanta Das has vast experience in various areas of governance in the last 38 years. Shri Das has held important positions in the Central and State Governments in the areas of Finance, Taxation, Industries, Infrastructure, etc.”
According to the statement, Das has also served as India’s Alternate Governor in the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), New Development Bank (NDB) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and has represented India in international fora like the IMF, G20, BRICS, SAARC, etc.
Shaktikanta Das, who is a postgraduate from St. Stephen’s College of Delhi University, is also credited for his direct associated with the preparation of as many as 8 Union Budgets.