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Rajiv Gauba takes over as Union Home Secretary
New Delhi, August 31, 2017
Mr. Rajiv Gauba, an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1982 batch (Jharkhand cadre), took over as the Union Home Secretary here today.
Mr. Gauba had joined the Ministry of Home Affairs as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) on June 27 and took charge as the Union Home Secretary upon the superannuation of Mr. Rajiv Mehrishi.
Prior to this, Mr. Gauba was Secretary in the Union Ministry of Urban Development.
Born in 1959, Mr. Gauba is a graduate in Physics and has worked as Chief Secretary, Jharkhand. He has also served at the Centre in the Ministries of Home, Defence, Environment and Forests and Department of Electronics and Information Technology.
He has also served in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), representing the country for four years on the Board of IMF.