New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a one-year extension for the tenure of Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba.
Gauba’s services were to be completed by the end of this month. But now he will continue in the same post till August 30, 2023. Let us inform that even in 2021 last year, Gauba was given an extension of one year till August 2022 by the government. On August 30, 2019, Gauba took over as the new Cabinet Secretary in the Government of India following the retirement of PK Sinha.
Gauba is an IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre (1982 batch) and has held important positions like Union Home Secretary, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development and Chief Secretary of Jharkhand. He has also represented India at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
He was one of the key implementers of the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370 and reorganize Jammu and Kashmir and is widely credited for the flawless and smooth implementation of the decision. For details, he led the formulation and execution of these initiatives at the Ministry of Home Affairs.
With a small core team, he finalized the constitutional and legal aspects while devising administrative and security arrangements.
Earlier, during his tenure as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, he prepared a multi-pronged action plan to combat Left Wing Extremism in 2015 and went ahead with its implementation, which resulted in a significant reduction in the sphere of influence of the Maoists. I have come
Apart from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Gauba has worked in the Central Government in a wide range of sectors such as Urban Development, Defence, Environment and Forests, and Department of Electronics and Information Technology.
As Jharkhand’s Chief Secretary, Gauba initiated major governance and economic reforms, including lateral entry of professionals, restructuring, reducing the size of ministries, and labor reforms.