India: Rajiv Gauba Takes Over as Union Home Secretary

Rajiv Gauba takes over as Union Home Secretary, in New Delhi on August 31, 2017
Rajiv Gauba takes over as Union Home Secretary, in New Delhi on August 31, 2017

Rajiv Gauba, IAS (Jharkhand cadre-1982 batch), today took over as Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Mr. Gauba joined the Ministry of Home Affairs as Officer on Special Duty on June 27, 2017 and took charge as the Union Home Secretary upon the superannuation of Rajiv Mehrishi.

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Prior to this, Mr. Gauba was Secretary in the Ministry of Urban Development. He has wide-ranging experience in senior positions in the Central and State Governments and in international organisations. Hailing from Punjab, the 1959 born Mr. Gauba is a Physics graduate.

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He has worked as Chief Secretary, Jharkhand. Earlier, he served in the Central Government in the Ministries of Home, Defence, Environment and Forests and Department of Electronics and Information Technology.

He also served in the International Monetary Fund representing the country for four years on the Board of IMF.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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