Rajiv Gauba, IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre (1982 batch), has taken charge as Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development.
A physics graduate from Patna University, he has held senior positions at policy making and programme implementation in the Central and State Governments and in international organisations.
Prior to this, he was Chief Secretary, Jharkhand, for 15 months. Apart from Ministries of Home, Defence, Finance, Environment and Forests and Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Gauba has also served in the International Monetary Fund representing the Country for four years on the Board of IMF.
Madhusudan Prasad, the previous Secretary of Ministry of Urban Development, retired recently.