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.
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.
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)