Govt names key Secretaries, appoints Rajiv Gauba as Cabinet Secretary

Rajiv Gauba (file image)

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba was on Wednesday appointed the new Cabinet Secretary, the country’s top bureaucratic post, for a tenure of two years.

“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Rajiv Gauba, IAS (JH:1982) as Cabinet Secretary with a tenure of two years from August 30 or until further orders, whichever is earlier,” a government notification read.

ACC also approved the appointment of Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Cabinet Secretariat before he takes over as Cabinet Secretary from the incumbent P K Sinha.

Other appointments

Apart from Gauba, the government also appointed Ajay Kumar as the new Defence Secretary. He will replace Sanjay Mitra whose term ends on August 23. Kumar is a 1985 batch IAS officer belonging to Kerala cadre.

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IAS Subhash Chandra appointed as the new Secretary (Defence Production) in the Defence Ministry. He is presently a Special Secretary in the Department of Defence. A 1986 batch IAS officer, Chandra is from the Karnataka cadre.

Brij Kumar Agarwal has been appointed as Secretary, Lokpal. A 1985 batch IAS officer, he is from the Himachal Pradesh cadre.

(With inputs from ANI)

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