The Modi government on Wednesday appointed outgoing Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba as Cabinet Secretary for two years. His tenure will be effective from August 30, 2019, as per the official order.
An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1982 Jharkhand batch and will join the Cabinet Secretariat as a Officer on Special Duty.
He will take over from Pradeep Kumar Sinha, a 1977 batch Uttar Pradesh-cadre IAS officer, who had succeeded Ajit Seth.
Gauba has also been credited as being the architect of labour reforms in Jharkhand and helping bring down violence in Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas in the mineral rich state.
Born in Punjab, Gauba had graduated in Physics from Patna University. He had served in Jharkhand as the chief secretary for 15 months before returning to serve in the central government in 2016.
He represented India on the board of International Monetary Fund for four years.