- He is a retired 1980 batch IAS officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre.
- Shaktikanta Das retired as the Economic Affairs Secretary in May 2017.
- Has also served as Revenue Secretary and Fertilizers Secretary of India.
- A member of the Fifteenth Finance Commission, he was also India's Sherpa to G20.
- He had helped spearhead PM Narendra Modi's 2016 demonetisation move.
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