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Finance Ministry’s Pankaj Jain is new Petroleum Secretary

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle on Monday, the government has announced the appointment of Pankaj Jain as the new Petroleum Secretary
Finance Ministry’s Pankaj Jain is new Petroleum Secretary
Finance Ministry’s Pankaj Jain is new Petroleum Secretary

New Delhi: In a major bureaucratic reshuffle on Monday, the government has announced the appointment of Pankaj Jain as the new Petroleum Secretary. Jain is currently serving as Additional Secretary in the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance. He succeeds Tarun Kapoor as the full-time Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas after the latter superannuated on November 30. 

As IAS Officer of the 1990 batch, Jain is an alumnus of University of Delhi’s Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) from where he has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce followed by an MBA from FMS Delhi. He also has a professional qualification in the discipline of accounting as an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

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Jain has previously worked for the governments of Assam and Meghalaya. This encompasses being District Magistrate at Shillong and Tura, along with assignments in the Secretariat/State Corporations, dealing with power, planning, information technology, livelihood promotion and industries. He has also served as Director in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. His work experience also includes a three-year stint with the British International Aid Agency — the Department for International Development (DFID) — as Governance Adviser and Senior Programme Manager. He has also undertaken consulting assignments with UNIDO and the Asian Productivity Organisation (APO).

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