The meeting, which lasted for about 25 minutes, was described as a "courtesy call" by sources.
Rawat later also met outgoing Army Chief General Dalbir Singh.
Rawat was named as the new Army Chief on Saturday, superseding two more senior Lieutenant Generals -- Eastern Army Commander Lt. Gen. Praveen Bakshi and Southern Army Commander Lt. Gen. P.M. Hariz.
Rawat would take over as the new Army Chief on December 31.