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Rajiv Gauba takes charge as home secretary, replaces Rajiv Mehrishi


Rajiv Gauba, Senior IAS officer on Thursday took charge as the Union Home Secretary after incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi retired from service. He will have a fixed two-year tenure.

The 58-year-old Gauba was appointed as the home secretary about two months ago and since then he has been serving in the home ministry as Officer on Special Duty (OSD).

File photo of Rajiv Gauba,

Who is Rajiv Gauba?

Born in Punjab in 1958, Gauba had graduated in Physics from Patna University.

He had served in Jharkhand as the chief secretary for 15 months before joining the central government last year.

Gauba has also served in the central government's ministries of home, defence, finance and environment and forests in different positions.

He represented India on the board of International Monetary Fund for four years.

Gauba has wide-ranging experience in senior positions at policy making and programme implementation in both central and state governments and in international organisations.


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