Ajay Kumar Bhalla takes charge as Union Home Secretary 

The 1984-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IAS officer succeeds Rajiv Gauba, who has been appointed as the Cabinet Secretary.

Published: 23rd August 2019 08:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd August 2019 08:14 PM   |  A+A-

Ajay Kumar Bhalla

Ajay Kumar Bhalla will have a fixed two-year tenure till August 2021 if appointed as the union home secretary. (Photo | Doordarshan)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Senior IAS officer Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Friday took charge as the Union home secretary, officials said.

The 1984-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IAS officer succeeds Rajiv Gauba, who has been appointed as the Cabinet Secretary.

Bhalla has served as the Union power secretary, before being appointed as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Home Ministry on July 24.

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved Bhalla's appointment as the new home secretary.

Bhalla will have a fixed two-year tenure.

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