Rajiv Gauba (IAS:1982:JH) appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development. Currently he is posted in Jharkhand as Chief Secretary. In his new stint at centre Gauba will take over from the outgoing Secretary Madhusudan Prasad (IAS:1981:HY) who is set to demit the office on superannuation on March 31.
Initially Ms G Latha Krishna Rau’s (IAS:1982:KN) did rounds for the coveted post but further Gauba’s name got finalised who will shoulder mammoth tasks of Prime Minister Modi’s ambitious missions; Smart City and Swachch Bharat Abhiyan.
Gauba will serve as Secretary (GoI) till August 31, 2019.