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Rajiv Gauba to be next Cabinet Secy

NEW DELHI: Union home secretary Rajiv Gauba may be appointed as next Cabinet Secretary, replacing P K Sinha, whose four-year tenure comes to an end on June 12, officials said on Monday.

Chief secretary of J&K, B V R Subrahmanyam, a 1987 batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre, seems to be the top contender for the post of Union home secretary after Gauba.

Gauba, one of the senior-most bureaucrats, had served in various capacities in central government as well as in Jharkhand and Bihar governments, is supposed to complete his two-year tenure as home secretary on August 31.

There is all likelihood that Gauba will be the next Cabinet Secretary, the top post in the country's bureaucracy, an official privy to the development said.

If Gauba, a 1982 batch Jharkhand cadre IAS officer, is appointed as cabinet secretary, he will have a fixed two-year tenure, which can be extendable for further two years. P7

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