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Shri Ajay Seth
Shri Ajay Seth
Secretary – Economic Affairs

Ajay Seth is a member of Indian Administrative Service with most of his professional experience in the domains of public finance, social sector administration, urban transport and infrastructure dealing with matters concerning public expenditure, tax policy and administration, budget, accounts, project appraisal, foreign investments, bilateral and multilateral financial cooperation, development financing, public-private-partnerships, school education, health, urban transport and infrastructure.

Out of his career of 33 years, he has been in the public finance and taxation domains for 18 years and in social sector and urban transport & infrastructure domains for almost 3 years each in different positions in Government of India, Government of Karnataka and Asian Development Bank.

He is a recipient of Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration in 2013, being a member of the team for “transformation of commercial tax administration in Karnataka”.

University of Roorkee and Ateneo de Manila University are his alma maters.

He assumed the position of Secretary-EA on April 15, 2021.