Shaktikanta Das Appointed as the new RBI Governor

  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has appointed Shaktikanta Das, former Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a period of three years.
  • He is the 25th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and succeeds Urjit Patel who stepped down from the position ahead of his tenure.
  • Das is a 1980 batch IAS officer from Tamil Nadu cadre and former economic affairs secretary from 2015 to 2017.
  • He is currently a member of the 15th Finance Commission of India, and the government’s representative at the Group of 20 summits.