Senior Bureaucrat Sanjay Malhotra Is New Revenue Secretary

Malhotra’s tenure begins at a time when the Finance Ministry is preparing the Union Budget.

Senior Bureaucrat Sanjay Malhotra Is New Revenue Secretary
Source: Ministry of Finance, Twitter account.

SENIOR bureaucrat Sanjay Malhotra on Thursday took charge as the secretary in the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance today, December 1. Malhotra took the reins from Tarun Bajaj, who superannuated on November 30.

A 1990-batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Malhotra was working as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the revenue department since October.

Earlier, he served as the Secretary of the Department of Financial Services (DFS). Malhotra takes over as the top bureaucrat in the revenue department at a time when the government is preparing for the Union Budget 2023-24 to be tabled in Parliament on February 1.

He would be looking into various tax-related proposals for the budget and would also be the ex-officio Secretary to the GST Council.

Malhotra is an IIT-Kanpur alumnus and holds a master's degree in public policy from Princeton University, US.

“Shri Sanjay Malhotra takes charge as Secretary, Department of Revenue @FinMinIndia, in North Block, New Delhi, today. Prior to his joining as Secretary, Department of Revenue, @FinMinIndia, he was Secretary, Department of Financial Services @FinMinIndia,” the finance ministry tweeted.

Earlier, Aramane Giridhar, a 1988 batch IAS officer of the Andhra Pradesh cadre, took charge as the new Defence Secretary upon the superannuation of Ajay Kumar on October 31.

With inputs from PTI.
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