May 2020 \ Business & Investment \ Business and Governance
Ex-Finance Secy Rajiv Kumar appointed Chairman PESB

Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar ...

  • Mr Rajiv Kumar

Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar was in April appointed Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) for a period of three years. Kumar, a 1984 batch Jharkhand cadre IAS official, was in July last year designated as the Finance Secretary and retired in February this year. He will succeed the incumbent Kapil Dev Tripathi, a 1980 batch retired Assam-Meghalaya cadre IAS official.

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the appointment of Kumar as Chairman PESB for a period of three years from the date of assumption of charge of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier, said a Ministry of Personnel order. Kumar, who has been among the veterans of power corridors of the North Block, was transferred to the Ministry of Power in a major bureaucratic reshuffle on July 24 last year. A lover of Indian classical music and an avid trekker, Kumar has over three decades of experience in public policy and administration across various sectors. He has BSc and LLB degrees, along with a Master’s in public policy and sustainability.