Hasmukh Adhia

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Hasmukh Adhia
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Dr. Hasmukh Adhia addressing a press conference.
Finance Secretary of India (in charge of Department of Revenue)
Assumed office
1 September 2015
Preceded by Shaktikanta Das
Financial Services Secretary of India
In office
3 November 2014 – 31 August 2015
Personal details
Born Hasmukh Adhia
(1958-11-03) 3 November 1958 (age 59)
Rajkot, Gujarat[1]
Nationality  Indian
Alma mater IIM Bangalore
Gujarat University
Swami Vivekanand Yoga University
Occupation IAS Officer

Hasmukh Adhia is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1981 batch belonging to Gujarat cadre.[2]


Hasmukh Adhia is a PhD in yoga from Swami Vivekanand Yoga University in Bangalore,[1][2][3] and is a Gold medalist in one year post graduate programme in Public Management and Policy for Government and Non Government Exeuctives (PGP-PMP) from IIM Bangalore.[2][1][3] His thesis for PhD was on "Impact of Yoga on Management".[4] He also has M.Com and B.Com degrees from Gujarat University.[2][1][3]


Hasmukh Adhia has served in various key positions for both Gujarat and Union government, such as Additional Chief Secretary (Finance), Principal Secretary (Education), Principal Secretary (Transport), Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of Gujarat, Executive Director of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam, Managing Director of Gujarat Industrial Investment Corporation (GIIC), and as the District Magistrate and Collector of Bhavnagar and Surat districts in Gujarat Government,[2] and as Union Revenue Secretary and Union Financial Services Secretary, in the Union Government.[2][3][5]

Adhia was also a Consultant to the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).[2]

Financial Services Secretary[edit]

Hasmukh Adhia was appointed as the Union Financial Services Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) in November 2014,[3][6][7] he assumed office on 3 November, and demitted it on 31 August 2015,[2] when he was appointed the Union Revenue Secretary.[2]

Dr. Hasmukh Adhia with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla at the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of the foundation day of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).
Dr. Hasmukh Adhia unveiling the plaque to inaugurate the new office of GST Council.

Revenue Secretary[edit]

Dr. Hasmukh Adhia addressing a press conference on Goods and Service Tax.

Hasmukh Adhia was appointed as the Union Revenue Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) in August 2015,[8][9][10] he assumed office on 1 September 2016.[2][5]

In September 2017, Adhia was designated as the Finance Secretary, after the retirement of Ashok Lavasa, as he became the senior-most Secretary in the Ministry of Finance.[11][12][13]


Hasmukh Adhia is considered one of the key persons behind the Architecture and Roll out of the controversial Goods and Service Tax in India.[14] He is also considered to be privy to another major controversial move of Demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 Currency notes which forced the retirement of 86% of cash in circulation in India on 8 November 2016.[4][14][15]


  • Adhia, Hasmukh (2007). Reinventing Government through HRM Strategies. Hyderabad: ICFAI University Press (published 5 October 2007). ISBN 978-8131412503.
  • Adhia, Hasmukh (2008). My Notes to Myself: Simple tips on human resource management taken from the diary of a bureaucrat (in English and Gujarati). Hyderabad: ICFAI University Press (published 28 March 2008). ISBN 978-8131414217.


  1. ^ a b c d "Officers borne on the IAS cadre of Gujarat" (PDF). Department of General Administration (Personnel Division), Government of Gujarat. January 1, 2016. p. 7. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Dr. Hasmukh Adhia - Executive Record sheet". Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "PhD in Yoga, IIM-A gold medallist: All about Hasmukh Adhia, India's new financial services secy". Firstpost. November 5, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Khanna, Rajeev (December 10, 2017). "Meet Hasmukh Adhia: Note ban point man is a mascot for Modi's brand of governance". Catch News. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Dr. Hasmukh Adhia takes over as Revenue Secretary". Press Information Bureau of India. September 1, 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  6. ^ "Govt appoints Hasmukh Adhia as new financial services secretary". The Economic Times. November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  7. ^ Sinha, Shishir (November 3, 2014). "Hasmukh Adhia to replace G S Sandhu as Financial Services Secretary". Business Line. The Hindu. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "Shaktikanta Das appointed Economic Affairs Secretary; Hasmukh Adhia is new Revenue Secretary". The Economic Times. New Delhi. August 29, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  9. ^ "Das is new economic affairs secy, Hasmukh Adhia revenue secretary". The Indian Express. New Delhi. August 29, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  10. ^ "Shaktikanta Das Takes Charge as Economic Affairs Secretary". NDTV. New Delhi. September 2, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  11. ^ "Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia designated Finance Secretary". The Economic Times. New Delhi. November 6, 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  12. ^ "From Revenue Secretary, Hasmukh Adhia now designated as Finance Secretary by Centre". The Financial Express. New Delhi. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  13. ^ Prasad, Gireesh Chandra (November 6, 2017). "Revenue secretary Hasmukh Adhia named finance secretary". Livemint. New Delhi: HT Media Ltd. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  14. ^ a b Trevedie, Deepal; Gadgil, Makarand (June 30, 2017). "The importance of being Hasmukh Adhia". Mumbai Mirror. India Times. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Hasmukh Adhia: Trusted aide of PM Modi, the man behind demonetisation is Finance Secretary". Money Control. November 7, 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2018.

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