Shaktikanta Das Age, Wife, Caste, Family, Education, Biography & More
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Shaktikanta Das Age, Wife, Caste, Family, Education, Biography & More


Bio/Wiki ProfessionRetd. Civil Servant (IAS) Known ForBeing the 25th Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm in meters- 1.70 m in feet inches- 5’ 7” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg in pounds- 132 lbs Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourWhite Civil Service ServiceIndian Administrative Service (IAS) Batch1980 CadreTamil Nadu Major Designation(s)• Assistant Collector (1982-83) • Sub Collector (1984) • Under Secretary (1984) • Deputy Secretary (1984) • Managing Director Under Secretary (1987-88) • Collector (1989-91) • Joint Secretary (1991-92) • Secretary Industries Department (2006) • Special Commissioner Additional Secretary Revenue (2007-08) • Joint Secretary Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure (2008-09) • Joint Secretary Ministry of Finance Department of Economic Affairs (2009-11) • Additional Secretary Ministry of Finance Department of Economic Affairs (2011-13) • Special Secretary Ministry of Finance Department of Economic Affairs (2013) • Secretary Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers (2013-14) • Secretary Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue (2014-15) • Secretary Ministry of Finance Department of Economic Affairs (2015-2017) • A Member of the 15th Finance Commission (2017) • Governor of Reserve Bank of India (appointed on 11 December 2018) Awards, Achievements In 2017, he was appointed India's Sherpa till 31 December 2018, for the G20’s Development Track. Personal Life Date of Birth26 February 1957 Age (as in 2018)61 Years BirthplaceBhubaneswar, Odisha, India Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces Signature


Some Lesser Known Facts About Shaktikanta Das

  1. Shaktikanta Das is an Indian bureaucrat who is known for his sprawling career of more than three decades in the All India Services.

  2. Apart from his native language Oriyan, he is well versed in English, Hindi, and Tamil also.

  3. After his schooling from Bhubaneshwar, he moved to Delhi for his further studies.


Demonstration Multipurpose School, Bhubaneswar


  1. Shaktikanta has been a student of History; both in his bachelor’s as well as in his master’s.

  2. After completing his post graduation from the St. Stephen’s College at the University of Delhi, Mr. Das started preparing for the Civil Service Examination, which he passed in 1980 and was allotted the Tamil Nadu Cadre in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).

  3. After being inducted into the All India Services, he received in-service professional training in Financial Management in Institute Public Enterprises.

  4. He also underwent for a diploma in Basic Project Management the from Administrative Staff College of India.

  5. Mr. Das did mid-career level training from IIM Calcutta and two other courses in Programme Implementation from Himachal Pradesh Institute of Public Administration and Institute of Management in Government.

  6. As a Civil Servant, Mr. Das has served the Government of India in different capacities.

  7. After a long career of more than three decades, Shaktikanta Das was retired from the IAS in 2017.

  8. Post his retirement, Mr. Das played a crucial role in devising some important financial policies as a member of the 15th Finance Commission.

  9. After the demonetisation of ₹500 and ₹1000 currencies by the Narendra Modi Government in November 2016, Shaktikanta Das, along with Urjit Patel, launched the new ₹500 and ₹2000 currency notes.


Shaktikanta Das And Urjit Patel During The Launch of New Currency Notes


  1. After the resignation of Urjit Patel from the post of the Governor of RBI, Shaktikanta Das was appointed as the 25th Governor of RBI by the Government of India on 11 December 2018.

  2. Click Here to view the video of Shaktikanta Das’ biography.

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