Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba is all set to make a new record in the history of Indian Bureaucracy with another 1 year extension
Gauba is an IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre (1982 batch) and has held important assignments like Union Home Secretary; Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development and Chief Secretary, Jharkhand. He has also represented India at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Read further on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved another one-year extension for Union cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba.
Dynamite News Exclusive: Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba's stars are on the rise, he is set to make a record of longest serving Cabinet Secretary in the country, Gauba gets another extension of 1 year after completing 4 years term. He was appointed as CS on 30 August 2019 and with… pic.twitter.com/OAsH3V08WA— Dynamite News (@DynamiteNews_) August 3, 2023
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved an extension in service to Rajiv Gauba, lAS (JH:82) as Cabinet Secretary for a further period of one year beyond 30.08.2023, in relaxation of AIS (DCRB) Rules, 1958 and Rule 56(d) of the Fundamental
On August 30, 2019, Gauba had taken over as the new Cabinet Secretary in the Government of India after the superannuation of PK Sinha.
Gauba is an IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre (1982 batch) and has held important assignments like Union Home Secretary; Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development and Chief Secretary, Jharkhand. He has also represented India at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
He was one of the key implementers of the Centre's decision to abrogate Article 370 and the reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir and is widely credited for the flawless and smooth implementation of the decision. With an eye for detail, he spearheaded the formulation and execution of these initiatives in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Along with a small core team, he gave final shape to constitutional and legal aspects while working out administrative and security arrangements.
Earlier, during his stint in MHA as Additional Secretary, he prepared a multi-pronged action plan in 2015 to tackle LWE and steered its implementation which has resulted in significantly shrinking the spread of Maoists' area of influence.
Besides MHA, Gauba has served in the Central Government in wide-ranging areas such as Urban Development, Defence, Environment and Forests, and the Department of Electronics and Information Technology.
As Chief Secretary of Jharkhand, Gauba introduced major governance and economic reforms including lateral entry of professionals, restructuring, downsizing of Ministries, and labour reforms. (with Agency inputs)