executive director in Asian Development Bank (ADB). Meena Agarwal, an Indian Railway Accounts Service officer, is the secretary to the Commission which will review and hike the salary of over 5 million Central government employees including defence personnel.
The new pay commission is being headed by retired Supreme Court judge Ashok Kumar Mathur who had earlier served as chairman of Armed Forces Tribunal. Former petroleum secretary and 1978 batch IAS officer Vivek Rae is a full-time member and Rathin Roy, director of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) is a part-time member of the commission.
Sinha, 44, is a post-graduate in history from Delhi University and also a PG diploma holder in public management and policy from IIM-Ahmedabad. He served as deputy commissioner in Assam’s districts of Tinsukia and Kamrup (Metro) and played a key role in nationals games held in Guwahati.
In April 2008, Sinha joined in the department of financial services under finance ministry as a deputy secretary where he got an elevation to the rank of director in July that year.