Who is Rajiv Mehrishi, the man who has been named new CAG to replace Shashi Kant Sharma

By: | Updated: August 31, 2017 10:01 PM

After being replaced by Rajiv Gauba as the Union Home secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). A 1978-batch IAS officer, his career spanned more than 30 years.

 Rajiv Mehrishi, CAG, Home Secretary, IndiaRajiv Mehrishi

A major reshuffle was announced by the Narendra Modi Government today. After being replaced by Rajiv Gauba as the Union Home secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi has been appointed as the new Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). A 1978-batch IAS officer, his career spanned more than 30 years. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi had retired and Rajiv Gauba took charge on Thursday. Mehrishi is an Indian Administrative Service Officer (IAS) of 1978 batch and belonged to Rajasthan cadre. Mehrishi will replace current incumbent Shashi Kant Sharma. Rajiv Mehrishi has a degree in business administration from Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow. He also did BA (History) and MA (History) from the St Stephen’s College in Delhi.

Before this Mehrishi has served in various key posts in both the Centre as well as Rajasthan governments. Earlier he had been Chief Secretary of Rajasthan, Principal Resident Commissioner of Rajasthan, Principal Secretary (Finance), Chairman of Indra Gandhi Nahar Board and District Magistrate and Collector of Bikaner in Rajasthan Goverenment, and as the Union Finance Secretary, Secretary (Fertilizers), and Secretary (Overseas Indian Affairs) in the Centre.

He was appointed the Union Home Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on August 31, 2015.

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi just ahead of retiring had targetted Pakistan and accused it of sheltering Bombay serial blasts main accused Dawood Ibrahim. He had said that Pakistan was creating hurdles in getting the terror accused back to India

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