Rajiv Mehrishi

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Rajiv Mehrishi
Shri Rajiv Mehrishi (cropped).jpg
Vice Chairman of United Nations Board of Auditors
Assumed office
25 September 2017
13th Comptroller and Auditor General of India
Assumed office
25 September 2017
Home Secretary of India
In office
31 August 2015 – 30 August 2017
Finance Secretary of India (in-charge of Department of Economic Affairs)
In office
29 October 2014 – 30 August 2015
Chief Secretary of Rajasthan
In office
21 December 2013 – 28 October 2014
Fertilizers Secretary of India
In office
4 October 2012 – 30 November 2013
Overseas Indian Affairs Secretary of India
In office
17 April 2012 – 3 October 2012
Personal details
Born (1955-08-08) 8 August 1955 (age 63)
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
NationalityIndian
Spouse(s)Mira
Alma materStrathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde
St. Stephen's College, Delhi University
St. Xavier's School, Jaipur
OccupationSenior Indian government functionary

Rajiv Mehrishi (born 8 August 1955) is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of 1978 batch belonging to Rajasthan cadre. He is the current Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) and Vice - Chairman of United Nations Panel of External Auditors.[1]

He was appointed the Home Secretary of India on 31 August 2015. Prior to his appointment as the Home Secretary,[2][3][4][5] he was the Finance Secretary.[6][7] Prior to his stint as the Finance Secretary, he was the Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Mira (née Sahni) also an officer of the IAS, now retired. He has three sons, who are all married. One son is placed in Bangalore, one in Mumbai and other in U.S.A.. Tarun Mehrishi married to Aastha Jain, Tushar Mehrishi married to Pragya Misra and Abhinav Mehrishi married to Vishakha Mehta.

To quote from an online edition of Telegraph published on 16.07.17 [10]

Mehrishi happens to be the brother-in-law of Lieutenant General Anoop Malhotra, who commanded an army regiment in the state when insurgency was at its peak and earned many accolades for his service

Education[edit]

Rajiv Mehrishi holds a degree in business administration from Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow.[11][12][13] His earlier degrees of BA (History) and MA (History) were from the St. Stephen's College.[11][12][13]

Career[edit]

(From L-R) Rajiv Mehrishi with Vice-President, President and Prime Minister of India

As an IAS officer[edit]

Apart from being the Home Secretary of India, Rajiv Mehrishi has served in various key posts in both Union and Rajasthan governments, such as Chief Secretary of Rajasthan, Principal Resident Commissioner of Rajasthan, Principal Secretary (Finance), Chairman of Indira Gandhi Nahar Board and District Magistrate and Collector of Bikaner in Rajasthan Government,[11][12][13] and as the Union Finance Secretary, Union Fertilizers Secretary, and Union Overseas Indian Affairs Secretary, Special Secretary in Ministry of Agriculture and Joint Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, in the Union Government.[11][12][14]

Rajiv Mehrishi retired on 30 August 2017.[14][15][16]

Chief Secretary of Rajasthan[edit]

Mehrishi was appointed the Chief Secretary of Rajasthan by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan on 21 December 2013.[8][9][11][12][14]

Finance Secretary[edit]

Mehrishi was appointed as the Economic Affairs Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). As he was the senior-most Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, he was designated as Finance Secretary.[6][7][11][12][14]

Home Secretary[edit]

Rajiv Mehrishi was appointed as the Union Home Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on 31 August 2015.[2][3][4][11][12][14]

As Comptroller and Auditor General of India[edit]

Rajiv Mehrishi assumed the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) on 25 September 2017.[14][17][18][19][20] Mehrishi also concurrently became the Vice - Chairman of United Nations Panel of External Auditors.[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "United Nations Board of Auditors - Current Membership". United Nations Board of Auditors. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2018.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ a b "Shri Rajiv Mehrishi appointed Home Secretary". Press Information Bureau of India. 31 August 2015. Archived from the original on 15 August 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b Tikku, Aloke; Chatterji, Saubhadra (31 August 2015). "Rajiv Mehrishi replaces LC Goyal as home secretary". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b "L C Goyal retires, Rajiv Mehrishi 3rd Home Secretary in 15 months". Indian Express. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Rajiv Mehrishi appointed Home Secretary". News18. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b Makkar, Sahil (16 October 2014). "5 things about new Economic Affairs Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi". Business Standard. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Rajiv Mehrishi Replaces Arvind Mayaram as Finance Secretary". NDTV. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Rajiv Mehrishi is new chief secretary of Rajasthan". Business Standard. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Rajiv Mehrishi appointed chief secretary of Rajasthan". Dainik Jagran. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  10. ^ https://www.telegraphindia.com/opinion/diary/cid/1460684
  11. ^ a b c d e f g "Rajiv Mehrishi - Executive Record Sheet". Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g "Brief Profile - Rajiv Mehrishi, Home Secretary" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  13. ^ a b c Parihar, Rohit (3 September 2017). Kumar, Ganesh; Udayakumar, Radha (eds.). "Why Rajiv Mehrishi's and Sunil Arora's appointments are Rajasthan's loss and the Centre's gain". India Today. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  14. ^ a b c d e f Parihar, Rohit (3 September 2017). Kumar, Ganesh; Udayakumar, Radha (eds.). "Why Rajiv Mehrishi's and Sunil Arora's appointments are Rajasthan's loss and the Centre's gain". India Today. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Terror is terror, you can't connect it to any religion: Rajiv Mehrishi". Times of India. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Rajiv Mehrishi scotches rumours of becoming next J&K Governor". Zee News. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  17. ^ "Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to be next CAG". The Economic Times. 24 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  18. ^ "Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to be next CAG of India". Live Mint. HT Media Ltd. 24 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  19. ^ राजीव महर्षि होंगे अगले कैग, सोमवार से संभालेंगे कार्यभार [Rajiv Mehrishi will be the next CAG, will assume charge on Monday]. Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). 24 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  20. ^ पूर्व होम सेक्रेटरी राजीव महर्षि बने नए CAG, कल प्रेसिडेंट कोविंद दिलाएंगे शपथ [Former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi becomes the new CAG, President Kovind will swear him in tomorrow]. Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 24 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.

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