Rajiv Gauba

Summary

Rajiv Gauba
Shri Rajiv Gauba.jpg
32nd Cabinet Secretary of India
Assumed office
30 August 2019
Appointed byAppointments Committee of the Cabinet
Prime MinisterNarendra Modi
Preceded byPradeep Kumar Sinha
Home Secretary of India
In office
31 August 2017 – 22 August 2019[1]
MinisterRajnath Singh
Preceded byRajiv Mehrishi
Succeeded byAjay Kumar Bhalla
Urban Development
In office
31 January 2016 – 22 June 2017
Appointed byAppointments Committee of the Cabinet
MinisterVenkaiah Naidu
Succeeded byDurga Shanker Mishra
Chief Secretary of Jharkhand
In office
27 January 2015 – 30January 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 62)
Bihar , now Jharkhand ,India[2]
NationalityIndian
Spouse(s)Dr. Pammi Gauba
Alma materPatna University
OccupationIAS officer
ProfessionCivil servant

Rajiv Gauba (born 15 August 1959; IAST: Rājīva Gaubā) is an Indian civil servant serving as the current Cabinet Secretary of India since 2019. He is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer belonging 1982 batch of Jharkhand (erstwhile Bihar) cadre.[3][4][5] Prior to Cabinet Secretary, he served as Home Secretary of India.

Education

Gauba has a graduate degree and is a gold medallist in physics (BSc) from Patna University.[2][6][7]

Career

Gauba has served in various positions for the Government of India, the Government of Bihar 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,[2][6] 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.[2][6]

Gauba also served as an adviser to an executive director in the International Monetary Fund.[2][6]

Chief Secretary of Jharkhand

Gauba was appointed the Chief Secretary of the Government of Jharkhand by the Chief Minister of Jharkhand on 20 January 2015.[8][9] Gauba demitted the office of chief secretary when he was appointed as a secretary in the Government of India.

Urban Development Secretary

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.[7][10][11]

Home Secretary of India

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

Gauba was appointed as the Union Home Secretary by the ACC on 22 June 2017,[12][13][14][15] succeeding Rajiv Mehrishi. He served as an officer on special duty in the rank of secretary, till Mehrishi's retirement,[12][13][14][15] he formally took charge on 31 August 2017.[16][17][18][19][20]

Gauba was appointed as Cabinet Secretary in August 2019.[5] He handed over charge of Home Secretary to Ajay Kumar Bhalla (IAS) on 22 August 2019.[21]

Cabinet Secretary of India

Gauba took office of Cabinet Secretary from Pradeep Kumar Sinha on 30 August 2019.[3]

References

  1. ^ @PIBHomeAffairs (22 August 2019). "Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla I.A.S. (AM:1984) taking charge as Union Home Secretary, from Shri Rajiv Gauba I.A.S. (JH:1982)" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Rajiv Gauba - Executive Record Sheet". Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Shri Rajiv Gauba Takes Over as the New Cabinet Secretary". 30 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Rajiv Gauba Appointed New Cabinet Secretary of India". The Hindu. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  5. ^ a b "ACC appointments". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 21 August 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d "Brief Profile - Rajiv Gauba" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Shri Rajiv Gauba takes over as Secretary (Urban Development)". Press Information Bureau of India. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Rajiv Gauba new chief secretary of Jharkhand". The Economic Times. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Rajiv Gauba Appointed New Chief Secretary Of Jharkhand". The Sen Times. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Rajiv Gauba is new Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development". Business Line. The Hindu. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Rajiv Gauba is new Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development". Business Line. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  12. ^ a b Ahuja, Rajesh (21 June 2017). "Urban development secretary Rajiv Gauba to be next home secretary". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  13. ^ a b "Rajiv Gauba replaces Rajiv Mehrishi as home secretary". The Times of India. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Rajiv Gauba to Replace Rajiv Mehrishi as Home Secretary". The Wire. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "Shri Rajiv Gauba takes over as Union Home Secretary". Press Information Bureau of India. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Rajiv Gauba takes charge as Union Home Secretary". The Hindu. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  18. ^ "Shri Rajiv Gauba takes over as Union Home Secretary". Business Standard. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  19. ^ "Rajiv Gauba takes charge as Union home secretary". The Times of India. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  20. ^ "Rajiv Gauba Takes Charge As Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi Retires". NDTV. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  21. ^ @PIBHomeAffairs (22 August 2019). "Shri Ajay Kumar Bhalla I.A.S. (AM:1984) taking charge as Union Home Secretary, from Shri Rajiv Gauba I.A.S. (JH:1982)" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

External links

  • Media related to Rajiv Gauba at Wikimedia Commons
  • Executive record sheet as maintained by Department of Personnel and Training of Government of India