Points to Remember:
- The government has approved the appointment of Ajay Kumar Bhalla, presently the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) for the Ministry of Home Affairs, as the Home Secretary.
- A 1984-batch IAS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, Bhalla will succeed Rajiv Gauba. His appointment comes a day after Gauba was appointed as the new Cabinet Secretary.
- He will have a fixed two-year tenure till August 2021 as the home secretary.
About Home Secretary of India:
- The Home Secretary Is the administrative head of the Ministry of Home Affairs. This post is held by senior IAS officer of the rank of Secretary to Government of India. The current Home Secretary is Ajay Bhalla.
- As a Secretary to Government of India, the Home Secretary ranks 23rd on Indian Order of Precedence.
- Term length: Two years, term can be extended
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- Who has been appointed as new home secretary of India? Ajay Kumar Bhalla