Rajiv Mehrishi appointed CAG, Sunil Arora as Election Commissioner

New Delhi: Rajiv Mehrishi, who retired as Union Home Secretary on Wednesday, was on Thursday appointed the new Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India and former Information and Broadcasting Secretary Sunil Arora as Election Commissioner.

Senior IAS officer Rajiv Gauba took charge as the Union Home Secretary on Thursday.

Mehrishi is a 1978-batch Rajasthan cadre Indian Administrative Service officer.

Arora has been appointed with effect from the date he assumes office, the Ministry of Law and Justice said in a statement here.

He was also Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

After Nasim Zaidi retired as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), A.K. Joti was made the CEC. Om Prakash Rawat is the other Election Commissioner.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has announced the name of former Special Secretary and Establishment Officer Rajiv Kumar as Secretary, Department of Financial Services, and former Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Human Resources Development Anita Karwal as Chairperson of Central Board of Secondary Education.

Rajiv Kumar has been replaced by Pradip Kumar Tripathi.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Ashwini Attri, Anita Pattanayak, and Ranjan Kumar Ghose as Deputy Comptrollers and Auditor General.

Bureaucrat Asha Ram Sihag was appointed as Secretary in the Department of Heavy Industry while Surina Rajan will be Director General of Bureau of Indian Standards.

The ACC also announced the name of Inder Jit Singh as Additional Secretary (Coordination) in the Cabinet Secretariat, Surendra Nath Tripathi as Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, N. Baijendra Kumar as Chairman and Managing Director of National Mineral Development Corporation in the Ministry of Steel and Apurva Chandra as Additional Secretary in the Department of Defence Production.

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