Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today congratulated Shaktikanta Das on appointment as Governor of Reserve Bank of India.
Das, a former bureaucrat, has replaced Urjit Patel, who stepped down after a fractious faceoff with the government, underlining the deepening trust deficit between the RBI and the central government.
Das will be the first from Odisha to occupy this position, the CM tweeted.
Congratulate Shri. Shaktikanta Das on appointment as Governor of Reserve Bank of India. He will be the first from #Odisha to occupy this position. Wishing him the very best.— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) December 11, 2018
Previously, Das served as former secretary of Department of Economic Affairs from 2015 to 2017.