J&K’s Next Governor: Rajiv Mehrishi out of race, Meet the next most probable contender

New Delhi, Aug 31: Rajiv Mehrishi, who retired on Thursday as the union home secretary, has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

He is a 1978-batch Rajasthan cadre IAS officer.

This means he is out of race of J&k Governor post.

He was termed to be favourite.

Now, the NIA man Sharad Kumar is being seen as the next most probable contendor for J&K’s next Governor.

Kumar, an IPS officer of 1979 batch of Haryana cadre, was appointed as chief of NIA on July 30, 2013.

Having got numerous outstanding reports during service, Kumar is also a recipient of President’s Police medals for meritorious and distinguished services in the year 1996 and 2004, respectively.