Rajiv Gauba IAS Central government had extended the post of cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, making his tenure the longest-serving cabinet secretary in India’s history. The decision was made by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), making the extension the relaxation of important rules, allowing him to continue in his position beyond August 30, 2023, including All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958, and Rule 56(d) of the Fundamental Rules.
Rajiv Gauba IAS
Rajiv Gauba appointment
In the official statement, they said: “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved extension in service to Shri Rajiv Gauba 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 Rules.”. He is a 1982-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Jharkhand cadre and a former Union home secretary, assumed the country’s top bureaucratic post in 2019, and his tenure was initially set for two years. Subsequently, he receives extensions twice, first in 2021 and then in August of the following year. Often credited as the key architect of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, under which the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir was divided into two Union Territories following the abrogation of the special status given recently.
His appointment till date
|Position||Duration||Appointed By||Prime Minister||Predecessor||Successor|
|Cabinet Secretary of India||30 August 2019 – Present||Appointments Committee of the Cabinet||Narendra Modi||Pradeep Kumar Sinha||–|
|Home Secretary of India||31 August 2017 – 22 August 2019||Rajnath Singh||Narendra Modi||Rajiv Mehrishi||Ajay Kumar Bhalla|
|Urban Development||31 January 2016 – 22 June 2017||Appointments Committee of the Cabinet||Venkaiah Naidu||–||Durga Shanker Mishra|
|Chief Secretary of Jharkhand||27 January 2015 – 30 January 2016||Chief Minister of Jharkhand||Raghubar Das||Sajjal Chakraborty||Raj Bala Verma|
Rajiv Gauba IAS
Who is Shri Rajiv Gauba?
He is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer belonging to the 1982 batch of Jharkhand (earlier Bihar)
When did Rajiv Gauba become Cabinet Secretary?
In the year 2019, Rajiv Gauba become Cabinet Secretary