New Delhi: UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey took over as the Revenue Secretary in the Finance Ministry after Hasmukh Adhia retired on Friday. Ajay Bhushan Pandey said his priority as the Revenue Secretary would be to increase tax compliance, stabilise the implementation of GST, bring transparency and simplification of laws and procedures for better tax administration and ease of business. He said while a lot of things had been done to simplify the GST regime, more would be on the cards in near future.
Pandey, a 1984-batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre with over 34 years of experience in state and Central governments, was welcomed to his new office by the outgoing Finance and Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia. Pandey would continue to head the Unique Identification authority of India (UIDAI) as its CEO, where he had a remarkable stint of over eight years playing a key role in establishing and steering Aadhaar across the country and drafting the historic Aadhaar legislation. (IANS)