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New Delhi : Rajiv Gauba, a 1982 Jharkhand cadre IAS officer, took over as Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Home Affairs on August 31, 2017. Gauba joined the Ministry of Home Affairs as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) on June 27, 2017, and took charge as the Union Home Secretary on the superannuation of Rajiv Mehrishi.
Prior to this, Gauba was Secretary in the Ministry of Urban Development. He has wide-ranging experience in senior positions in the Central and State Governments and in international organisations. Hailing from Punjab, the 1959 born Gauba is a Physics graduate. He has worked as Chief Secretary, Jharkhand. Earlier, Gauba served in the Central Government in the Ministries of Home, Defence, Environment and Forests and Department of Electronics and Information Technology, according to a PIB release. Gauba also served in the International Monetary Fund representing the country for four years on the Board of IMF.