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Rajiv Gauba takes charge as home secy; Mehrishi retires

New Delhi: Seasoned bureaucrat Rajiv Gauba on Thursday took charge as the Union Home Secretary after superannuation of incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi.
A 1982-batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, 58-year-old Gauba will have a fixed two-year tenure in the sensitive post, a home ministry official said. Gauba has joined the home ministry as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) on June 27 after his appointment as the new home secretary.
He had served as secretary in the Union urban development ministry before being given the new assignment.Senior bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar was appointed Secretary in the Department of Financial Services (DFS) as part of a major reshuffle effected on Thursday which also saw Anita Karwal being named CBSE chairperson. Karwal, a Gujarat-cadre IAS officer, was appointed in place of Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi, who will now be the director general of National Skill Development Agency,
As many as 17 IAS officers were appointed in various central government departments.
Kumar, a 1984 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, is at present Special Secretary and Establishment Officer, Ministry of Personnel.
He was appointed to the post in place of Anjuly Chib Duggal, who superannuated today, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.
The mandate of the DFS covers the functioning of banks, financial institutions, insurance companies and the national pension system.
Kumar spearheaded several reforms in Indian bureaucracy.
He has been brought an online system for recording of the bureaucrats annual performance appraisal report and 360 degree system to assess suitability of officers for senior-level jobs among other initiatives.
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