Finance Secretary of India
Finance Secretary of India
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Finance Secretary ( IAST: Vitta Saciva) is the administrative head of the Ministry of Finance. This post is held by senior IAS officer of the rank of Secretary to Government of India. The current Finance Secretary is Debashish Panda.   
Secretary to Government of India, the Finance Secretary ranks 23rd on Indian Order of Precedence.    
Powers, responsibilities and postings
Finance Secretary is the administrative head of the
Ministry of Finance, and is the principal adviser to the Finance Minister on all matters of policy and administration within the Finance Ministry. The senior most Secretary among the five Secretaries of the five Departments of the Ministry of Finance, viz. Economic Affairs, Expenditure, Financial Services, Revenue and Investment & Public Assets Management of Ministry of Finance, is designated as Finance Secretary.  
The role of Finance Secretary is as follows:
Emolument, accommodation and perquisites
The Finance Secretary is eligible for a
Diplomatic passport. The official earmarked residence of the Union Finance Secretary is 5, New Moti Bagh, New Delhi, a Type-VIII bungalow.
As the Finance Secretary is of the rank of
Secretary to Government of India, his/her salary is equivalent to  Chief Secretaries of State Governments and to Vice Chief of Army Staff/Commanders, in the rank of Lieutenant General and equivalent ranks in Indian Armed Forces. 
Finance Secretary monthly pay and allowances
Base Salary as per
7th Pay Commission (Per month)
Pay Matrix Level
Pay Level 17
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