Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has once again extended the term of Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba for a period of one year. This is the third time when his tenure has been extended. He is an IAS of Jharkhand cadre and 1982 batch and previously served as Union home secretary, Union urban development ministry and additional secretary in the home ministry
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved extension in service to Rajiv Gauba, in relaxation of AIS (DCRB) Rules, 1958 and Rule 56(d) of the Fundamental Rules.
In 2019, he was appointed to the country’s top bureaucratic post for two years. He was given one-year extension in 2021 and then in August last year.
The senior officer is known 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.