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Unmesh Sharad Wagh gets additional charge of Chairman, JNPA

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MUMBAI : The Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways has given the additional charge of Chairman, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority, to Mr. Unmesh Sharad Wagh, a 2002 batch Indian Revenue Services (IRS) Officer. The previous Chairman, Sanjay Sethi stepped down from the role on Tuesday after a five-year tenure.

Mr. Unmesh Wagh is currently the Deputy Chairman at India’s biggest state-owned container gateway, located at Nhava Sheva near Mumbai. He will hold fort till a full-time Chairman is picked by the government, officials said. Before joining J N Port Authority as Deputy Chairman, Wagh was Commissioner, Customs (Port) Kolkata.

He has experience in the field of policy formulation, intelligence gathering with regard to national security, taxation and legal issues.

He worked as Under Secretary, Tax Research Unit (TRU) and Director Excise in the Ministry of Finance. He also worked on deputation in the Ministry of IT and Communication, Home and Coal and was an Additional Commissioner CGST (Vadodara).

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