Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba was on Wednesday appointed as the Cabinet Secretary for a tenure of two years.
Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will initially join as the Officer on Special Duty in the Cabinet Secretariat before he takes over the charge of the country’s top bureaucratic from the incumbent P K Sinha.
The order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training stated that the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has also approved his appointment as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Cabinet Secretariat with immediate effect till he takes over as Cabinet Secretary from August 30.
“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Rajiv Gauba, IAS (JH:1982) as Cabinet Secretary with a tenure of two years from 30.08.2019 or until further orders, whichever is earlier. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has also approved the appointment of Rajiv Gauba as Officer on Special Duty in the Cabinet Secretariat from the date of his assumption of charge till he takes over as Cabinet Secretary,” according to an official order.