Appointments of Cabinet Secretary

Published on August 22, 2019
Current context: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has appointed secretaries of various departments on 21st August 2019.
Appointments of Cabinet Secretary
  • Rajiv Gauba, outgoing Home Secretary is appointed as the cabinet secretary for 2 years from 30th August 2019 or until further order, whichever is earlier.
  • The ACC has also approved appointment of Rajiv Gauba as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Cabinet Secretariat.
  • Mr. Gauba is a 1982 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre and he will replace P.K. Sinha.
  • The government has appointed Ajay Kumar as Secretary Defence, Ministry of Defence.
  • Ajay Kumar is a 1985 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre and he will replace Sanjay Mitra.
  • Subhash Chandra, a 1986 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre has been appointed as Secretary, Defence Production.
  • Brij Kumar Agarwal, a 1985 batch IAS officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre has been appointed as Secretary, Lokpal.

Question: 

Q.1 Who is recently appointed as the Cabinet Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC)?
a. Ajay Kumar
b. Rajiv Gauba
c. Subhash Chandra
d. Brij Kumar Agarwal

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