The 1984-batch Assam Meghalaya cadre IAS officer will succeed incumbent Rajiv Gauba, who will demit office on August 31, on his superannuation.
Gauba, a 1982-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will initially join as Officer on Special Duty in the Cabinet Secretariat, before taking full charge from incumbent P K Sinha.
Shah, who is all set to introduce Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 Monday in Rajya Sabha, will also likely to visit the state after the Parliamentary session.
According to an official order, Bhalla, a 1984 batch IAS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, will join the MHA with immediate effect and continue to function as OSD.
NIA chief Yogesh Chander Modi briefed Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba about the evidence related to the transaction of funds.
One of the key positions in the bureaucratic mainframe, the Defence Secretary is another of the big four posts.
The Centre has called on the states and Union Territories to step up their preparedness for the monsoon season with advance planning and deployment of human, physical and financial resources.
Pulwama terror attack: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba cuts short Bhutan visit, rushing back to Dekhi
Gauba had reached Thimpu this morning for a Home Secretary-level dialogue with his Bhutanese counterpart.