Ajay Kumar Bhalla
Home Secretary of India
Assumed office
22 August 2019
Appointed byAppointments Committee of the Cabinet
Preceded byRajiv Gauba
Personal details
Born (1960-11-26) 26 November 1960 (age 63)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Delhi

Ajay Kumar Bhalla is the current Home Secretary of India. He assumed the office on 23 August 2019, succeeding Rajiv Gauba. He is a senior IAS officer of 1984 batch,[2][3] from Assam Meghalaya cadre. He received three one-year extensions in August 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.[4] He hails from Bihar, India.


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  2. ^ "Ajay Kumar Bhalla is new home secretary". India Today. IANS. 22 August 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  3. ^ "IAS Officer Ajay Kumar Bhalla Appointed Next Union Home Secretary". News18. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  4. ^ PTI (2023-08-04). "Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla gets fourth extension, to remain in service till Aug. 22 next year". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2023-11-20.