Central Government had extended Rajiv Gauba’s work a one-year extension 

Rajiv Gauba IAS Central government had extended the post of cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, making his tenure the longest-serving cabinet secretary in India’s history. The decision was made by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), making the extension the relaxation of important rules, allowing him to continue in his position beyond August 30, 2023, including  All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958, and Rule 56(d) of the Fundamental Rules.

Rajiv Gauba appointment

In the official statement, they said: “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved extension in service to Shri Rajiv Gauba as Cabinet Secretary for a further period of one year beyond 30.08.2023, in relaxation of AIS (DCRB) Rules, 1958 and Rule 56(d) of the Fundamental Rules.”. He is a 1982-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Jharkhand cadre and a former Union home secretary, assumed the country’s top bureaucratic post in 2019, and his tenure was initially set for two years. Subsequently, he receives extensions twice, first in 2021 and then in August of the following year. Often credited as 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 recently.

His appointment till date

PositionDurationAppointed ByPrime MinisterPredecessorSuccessor
Cabinet Secretary of India30 August 2019 – PresentAppointments Committee of the CabinetNarendra ModiPradeep Kumar Sinha
Home Secretary of India31 August 2017 – 22 August 2019Rajnath SinghNarendra ModiRajiv MehrishiAjay Kumar Bhalla
Urban Development31 January 2016 – 22 June 2017Appointments Committee of the CabinetVenkaiah NaiduDurga Shanker Mishra
Chief Secretary of Jharkhand27 January 2015 – 30 January 2016Chief Minister of JharkhandRaghubar DasSajjal ChakrabortyRaj Bala Verma

Rajiv Gauba IAS

Who is Shri Rajiv Gauba?

He is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer belonging to the 1982 batch of Jharkhand (earlier Bihar) 

When did Rajiv Gauba become Cabinet Secretary?

In the year 2019, Rajiv Gauba become Cabinet Secretary