Modi government reshuffles top bureaucracy; Rajiv Gauba made new Cabinet Secretary

Must Read

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints new governor for Kerala, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed new governors for Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. Former Union Minister Kalraj...

NRC list for Assam released; Fear looms as 19 lakh people face exclusion

NRC (National Register of Citizens) for Assam has been published at 10 am today. The final list excludes over...

Lateral Entry Era Begins as Union govt. appoints 9 professionals to Joint Secretary posts

The government has appointed its first batch of private professionals to the post of Joint Secretary in various ministries....
Digital Journalist (Specializing in Indian affairs & Contemporary Political development). A Writer by Profession. Administration Enthusiast by Passion. Altruist by Heart. That's enough about Me!

Modi administration undertook a major reshuffle in the cabinet secretariat at the top-level on Wednesday. Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba has been now made as Cabinet Secretary for two years with his tenure starting from August 30, 2019.

Rajiv Gauba, a 1982 batch IAS officer from Jharkhand cadre is set to replace PK Sinha. PK Sinha was selected as Cabinet Secretary in 2015 for 2 years. After the end of his 2-year tenure in 2017, he got further extensions. Rajiv Gauba has also been made as Officer on Special Duty in the Cabinet Secretariat until 30 August.

Department of Personnel and Training has issued the orders of appointment. The mentioned appointments have been cleared by the prior approval of Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has also appointed Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Officer on Special Duty, Ministry of Home Affairs as new Home Secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs.

Defence secretariat also saw a reshuffle in its top bureaucratic order. Ajay Kumar who was earlier the Secretary of Defence Production has been now made the Secretary of Defence. Ajay Kumar is a 1985 batch IAS officer hailing from Kerala cadre. He will replace Sanjay Mitra (1982 batch IAS officer of West Bengal cadre), who was the former Defence Secretary for more than two years.

Now in Defence Production, Ajay Kumar will be replaced by Subhash Chandra, a 1986 batch Karnataka cadre IAS officer. Subhash Chandra is currently serving as Special Secretary, Department of Defence.

Brij Kumar Agarwal, a 1985 batch IAS officer from Himachal Pradesh has been appointed as Secretary, Lokpal.

ALSO READ: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh writes to PM Modi; seeks Rs 1000 crore for flood-relief


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Drashti Dhami and Sanaya Irani are ultimate buddies, Check out photos

Drashti Dhami and Sanaya Irani are one of the closet buddies in film industry. Both have worked and stayed...

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to meet Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani

Following the rising tensions in the Middle-East after an attack on the oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set...

Spain rejects US extradition request for Venezuela’s top spy Hugo Carvajal

Spain's top court has denied an extradition request by the United States and has ordered the release of Venezuela's former spy chief, Hugo Carvajal. Carvajal...

Borderlands 3 cloud-save hotfix coming soon

Borderlands 3 made its first appearance at E3 2019 during Microsoft’s press conference on June 9. After months of anticipation, Borderlands 3 finally released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on September 13th. But it seems like...

Radhika Apte makes a Classy appearance at IIFA Rocks 2019

Radhika Apte is an Indian film actress, who is popularly known for her intellectual roles and passionate acting in the movies. She has worked...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This