Hours before retirement, Rajiv Mehrishi replaces LC Goyal as Home Secretary

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New Delhi: Union Home Secretary LC Goyal was on Monday transposed after usually 7 months in bureau following reported differences with a supervision and another comparison IAS officer Rajiv Mehrishi was allocated in his place on a day of his superannuation.

Rajiv Mehrishi. Image Courtesy: PIBRajiv Mehrishi. Image Courtesy: PIB

Rajiv Mehrishi. Image Courtesy: PIB

A remarkable proclamation pronounced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had authorized a appointment of Mehrishi, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, who was due to retire hours later, as Home Secretary for a duration of dual years.

A matter by a PMO also pronounced that a Prime Minister had also authorized a ask of Goyal, a 1979-batch IAS officer, whose two-year reign was compartment February, 2017, seeking intentional retirement “due to personal reasons with evident effect”.

Later in a day, these decisions were attributed to a Appointments Committee of a Cabinet (ACC), that consists of a Prime Minister and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

In a evening, another central proclamation pronounced that Modi had authorized a appointment of Goyal as Chairman and Managing Director of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO).

Amid reports that Goyal had differences with a supervision on certain pivotal issues including a new Naga accord, a officer confirmed that he was not dissapoint with a supervision and that his preference to take intentional retirement was personal.

“It was my possess decision,” Goyal said, adding that any other reason being mentioned was “factually incorrect”.

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However, a change of a Home Secretary comes opposite a backdrop of controversies involving a home method with courtesy to rejection of confidence clearway to SUN TV owned by a Maran group, issues associated to an NGO headed by romantic Teesta Setalvad and a Naga accord.

Goyal had taken over as Home Secretary scarcely 7 months ago on Feb 5 when a afterwards obligatory Anil Goswami was probably sacked after he allegedly attempted to forestall CBI from impediment former Union Minister Matang Sinh in tie with Saradha letter account fraud case.

This is a third exit of a tip proxy most before a finish of tenure. Apart from Goswami, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh was eased out of her bureau in January, 6 months before a execution of her two-year bound tenure.

The post of Union Home Secretary has a bound reign of dual years.

PTI

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