L C Goyal (IAS;1979:KL) was appointed as Union Home Secretary following the resignation of incumbent Anil Goswami (IAS:1978:JK). He has been serving as Secretary, Department of Rural Development since October 2013. Prior to his stint with Rural Development he had a fair experience of the affairs of Cabinet Secretariat in the rank of Additional Secretary and further as Special Secretary (Personnel & General Administration) between July 2012 and September 2013. Home Affairs will not be an unexplored zone for him as he has served with MHA as Joint Secretary, Internal Security between September 2002 and October 2007.
Goyal was scheduled for retirement in the month of May 2015 but now he would serve as Home Secretary till 04 February 2017.