Rajiv Gauba

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Rajiv Gauba
Rājīva Gaubā
Shri Rajiv Gauba.jpg
Home Secretary of India
Assumed office
31 August 2017
Appointed byAppointments Committee of the Cabinet
MinisterRajnath Singh
Preceded byRajiv Mehrishi
Urban Development Secretary of India
In office
31 January 2016 – 22 June 2017
Appointed byAppointments Committee of the Cabinet
MinisterVenkaiah Naidu
Preceded byMadhusan Prasad
Succeeded byDurga Shanker Mishra
Chief Secretary of Jharkhand
In office
27 January 2015 – 30 January 2016
Appointed byChief Minister of Jharkhand
Chief MinisterRaghubar Das
Preceded bySajjal Chakraborty
Succeeded byRaj Bala Verma
Personal details
Born
Rajiv Gauba

(1959-08-15) 15 August 1959 (age 59)
Bihar, India[1]
NationalityIndian
Alma materPatna University
OccupationIAS officer
ProfessionCivil servant

Rajiv Gauba (born 15 August 1959; IAST: Rājīva Gaubā) is a 1982 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer belonging to Jharkhand cadre. He currently is the Home Secretary of India.

Education[edit]

Gauba has a graduate degree and is a gold medallist in physics (BSc) from Patna University.[1][2][3]

Career[edit]

Gauba has served in various positions for both the Government of India and the Government of Jharkhand, including as the Chief Secretary of Jharkhand, Resident Commissioner of Jharkhand, and as the district magistrate and collector of Gaya, Nalanda and Muzzaffarpur districts—before the bifurcation of Bihar—in the Jharkhand government,[1][2] and as the Union Home Secretary, Union Urban Development Secretary, additional secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, additional secretary in the Ministry of Communications, joint secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and as the private secretary to the Minister of Defence in the Indian government.[1][2]

Gauba also served as an adviser to an executive director in the International Monetary Fund.[1][2]

Chief Secretary of Jharkhand[edit]

Gauba was appointed the Chief Secretary of the Government of Jharkhand by the Chief Minister of Jharkhand on 20 January 2015.[4][5] Gauba demitted the office of chief secretary when he was appointed as a secretary in the Government of India.

Urban Development Secretary[edit]

Gauba (centre-right), as the Urban Development Secretary, with the Minister of Urban Development, Venkaiah Naidu (centre-left) and the French Minister of Transport, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs (minister of state-rank), Alain Vidalies (left)

Gauba was appointed as the Union Urban Development Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on 1 April 2016.[3][6][7]

Gauba with the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs of Myanmar, Aung Thu in October 2018

Home Secretary[edit]

Gauba was appointed as the Union Home Secretary by the ACC on 22 June 2017,[8][9][10][11] succeeding Rajiv Mehrishi. He served as an officer on special duty in the rank of secretary, till Mehrishi's retirement,[8][9][10][11] he formally took charge on 31 August 2017.[12][13][14][15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Rajiv Gauba - Executive Record Sheet". Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Brief Profile - Rajiv Gauba" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Shri Rajiv Gauba takes over as Secretary (Urban Development)". Press Information Bureau of India. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Rajiv Gauba new chief secretary of Jharkhand". The Economic Times. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Rajiv Gauba Appointed New Chief Secretary Of Jharkhand". The Sen Times. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Rajiv Gauba is new Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development". Business Line. The Hindu. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Rajiv Gauba is new Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development". Business Line. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  8. ^ a b Ahuja, Rajesh (21 June 2017). "Urban development secretary Rajiv Gauba to be next home secretary". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Rajiv Gauba replaces Rajiv Mehrishi as home secretary". The Times of India. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Rajiv Gauba to Replace Rajiv Mehrishi as Home Secretary". The Wire. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Secretary-level bureaucratic reshuffle: Rajiv Gauba to replace Rajiv Mehrishi as Union Home Secretary". Indian Express. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Shri Rajiv Gauba takes over as Union Home Secretary". Press Information Bureau of India. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Rajiv Gauba takes charge as Union Home Secretary". The Hindu. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Shri Rajiv Gauba takes over as Union Home Secretary". Business Standard. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Rajiv Gauba takes charge as Union home secretary". The Times of India. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Rajiv Gauba Takes Charge As Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi Retires". NDTV. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.

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