Rajiv Mehrishi takes charge as new Home Secretary


New Delhi: In a major top-level bureaucratic reshuffle, Senior bureaucrat Rajiv Mehrishi will take over as the new home secretary in place of LC Goyal. Shaktikanta Das, 58, took charge as the Secretary for Department of Economic Affairs. Das, who was Revenue Secretary, held discussions at length with his successor Hasmukh Adhia.

Mr Das, 1980 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, replaced Rajiv Mehrishi as Economic Affairs Secretary on Monday. Financial Services Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, an IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, has replaced Mr Das as Revenue Secretary.

Ratan P Watal was appointed as the new Finance Secretary Ahead of beginning of work on the Budget for 2016-17. Traditionally, the seniormost bureaucrat in the Finance Ministry is named Finance Secretary.