Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba gets one-year extension

New Delhi, Aug 6: Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba was on Friday given a one-year extension in service by the government, according to a Personnel Ministry order.

This is his second extension on the post.

In 2019, Gauba, former Union Home Secretary, was appointed to the country’s top bureaucratic post for two years.

He was given a one-year extension in August last year.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved an extension in service to Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, as Cabinet Secretary for a further period of one-year beyond August 30, 2022, said the Friday’s order.

Gauba is said to be the key architect of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, under which the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was divided into two union territories following the abrogation of the special status given to it under Article 370 of the constitution.

He had also served as secretary in the Union Urban Development Ministry, Additional Secretary in the Home Ministry, looking after crucial left-wing extremism division, among other responsibilities.

Born in Punjab, Gauba 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 has represented India on the board of the International Monetary Fund for four years also. (KDC)

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