Bhubaneswar: Odisha-born Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) officer Deepak Das took charge as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA) on Sunday.
He is the 25th officer to hold the position and the first ICAS officer from Odisha to be appointed as CGA
The 1986-batch officer belongs to Cuttack.
During his 35 years long career, Das held important positions at different levels in ministries such as Science & Technology, Environment & Forest, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade & Heavy Industries, Commerce & Textile, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Home Affairs and Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs, a PIB release said.
He also served as Director of the Institute of Government Accounts and Finance (INGAF), the training academy of the Indian Civil Accounts Service.
Das has handled important portfolios while on Central deputation to the Government of India, where he served as Deputy Secretary as well as Director in the Ministry of Defence and as Member (Finance) in the Inland Waterways Authority of India, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
Prior to assuming charge of CGA, he was the Principal Chief Controller of Accounts in the Central Board of Direct Taxes and pivotal to several important technology-driven initiatives relating to direct taxes collection, reporting and receipt accounting.
Das is an alumnus of Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi.