Government appoints Rajiv Mehrishi as Home Secretary for two-year period; replaces LC Goyal


  • The Home Minister Rajnath Singh has got his third home secretary in 15 months, which has only extended the uncertainty in the ministry.
  • Within hours of the order replacing him as home secretary, Goyal was appointed the chairman & MD of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO).
  • Out going home secretary, LC Goyal had been chosen just about seven months ago due to his long experience in the ministry, but his tenure was cut short.
  • There were different versions of the reasons behind the decision to replace Goyal, given that Mehrishi is considered close to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who had handpicked him for the job of finance secretary.

Source: ET

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