Shaktikanta Das has been appointed new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor for three years term. Das is a retired 1980 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.
He has served as the Economic Affairs Secretary of India from August 2016 to May 2017. He currently is a member of the 15th Finance Commission of India, and India’s Sherpa to the G-20.
Das has also served as the Revenue Secretary of India and as the Fertilizers Secretary of India. He was among the frontrunners for the RBI Governor post in 2016 when the government had chosen Patel.