Shaktikanta Das reappointed as RBI Governor for 3 more years

New Delhi: The government has reappointed Shaktikanta Das as the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) governor for three more years. The re-appointment is effective from December 10, or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

The Centre has extended RBI governor Das’ term for another three years and he will now serve till 2024. Das had replaced Urjit Patel on December 12, 2018, as the 25th governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the reappointment of Shaktikanta Das as Reserve Bank of India Governor for a period of three years beyond 10.12.2021 or until further orders, whichever is earlier,” read an official statement.

Immediately prior to his current assignment, he was acting as Member, 15th Finance Commission, and G20 Sherpa of India. During his 38 years of career, Das has held important positions in the Central and State Governments in the areas of Finance, Taxation, Industries, Infrastructure, etc.

He is a 1980 batch IAS officer from the Tamil Nadu cadre and was the economic affairs secretary till May 2017. He took over from Patel after he stepped down abruptly before the end of his tenure.

Shaktikanta Das has vast experience in various areas of governance and has held important positions in the Central and State Governments in the areas of Finance, Taxation, Industries, Infrastructure, etc. He is a postgraduate from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.

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