Rajiv Mehrishi appointed new union home secretary

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New Delhi: The central government on Monday appointed Finance Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi as the new union home secretary. He succeeds L.C. Goyal.

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“The prime minister has approved the appointment of Rajiv Mehrishi as union home secretary for a period of two years with effect from August 31,” an official statement said.

Mehrishi is a Rajasthan cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1978 batch.

Goyal, a Kerala cadre IAS officer of the 1979 batch, has sought voluntary retirement due to personal reasons with immediate effect and his request was approved by the prime minister.