Rajiv Gauba takes charge as new Union Home Secretary

Rajiv Gauba, A 1982-batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, has recently taken charge as the Union Home Secretary after incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi retired from service.
He will have tenure of two years. As the Union home secretary, he will have to handle issues like internal security, militancy in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeast, Maoist problems in the central and east India besides other issues. Earlier, Gauba was serving in the Home Ministry as Officer on Special Duty. Prior to this, Gauba was Secretary in the Ministry of Urban Development. He also represented India on the board of International Monetary Fund (IMF) for four years.


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