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New Delhi, Rajiv Gauba, IAS from Jharkhand cadre of 1982 batch today took over as the new Home Secretary after the superannuation of Shri Rajiv Mehrishi.
Gauba had joined the Home Ministry as Officer on Special Duty on June 27.
Prior to this, he was Secretary in the Ministry of Urban Development. He has wide-ranging experience in senior positions in the Central and State Governments and in international organisations. Hailing from Punjab, the 1959 born Shri Gauba is a Physics graduate.
He has worked as Chief Secretary, Jharkhand. Earlier, Gauba served in the Central Government in the Ministries of Home, Defence, Environment and Forests and Department of Electronics and Information Technology.
Gauba also served in the International Monetary Fund representing the country for four years on the Board of IMF.