|Vice Chairman of United Nations Board of Auditors|
25 September 2017 – 07 August 2020
|13th Comptroller and Auditor General of India|
25 September 2017 – 07 August 2020
|Preceded by||Shashi Kant Sharma|
|Succeeded by||G C Murmu|
|Home Secretary of India|
31 August 2015 – 30 August 2017
|Preceded by||LC Goyal|
|Succeeded by||Rajiv Gauba|
|Finance Secretary of India|
29 October 2014 – 30 August 2015
|Chief Secretary of Rajasthan|
21 December 2013 – 28 October 2014
|Fertilizers Secretary of India|
4 October 2012 – 30 November 2013
|Overseas Indian Affairs Secretary of India|
17 April 2012 – 3 October 2012
|Born||8 August 1955|
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
|Spouse(s)||Mira Meherishi IAS|
|Alma mater||Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde|
St. Stephen's College, Delhi University
St. Xavier's School, Jaipur
|Occupation||Senior Indian government functionary|
Rajiv Mehrishi (born 8 August 1955) was the 13th Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) and Vice Chairman of the United Nations Panel of External Auditors. He is a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1978 batch belonging to the Rajasthan cadre.
He was appointed the Home Secretary of India on 31 August 2015. Prior to his appointment as the Home Secretary, he was the Finance Secretary. Prior to his stint as the Finance Secretary, he was the Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, in 2022 by the Indian Government in the Civil Service. More recently he wrote a book, India 2022.
He is married to Mira (née Sahni) also an officer of the IAS, now retired. His brother-in-law is the lieutenant general Anoop Malhotra. He has three sons, Tarun (married to Aastha Jain), Tushar (married to Pragya Misra) and Abhinav (Vishakha Mehta). One son lives in Bangalore, one in Mumbai and other in the United States. He has the unique hobby of making pickles with his very own recipes and it is available under the brand name 'Pickley— Taste of Dada'.
Rajiv Mehrishi holds a degree in business administration from Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow. His earlier degrees of BA (History) and MA (History) were from the St. Stephen's College.
Apart from being the Home Secretary of India, Rajiv Mehrishi has served in various key posts in both Union and Rajasthan governments, such as Chief Secretary of Rajasthan, Principal Resident Commissioner of Rajasthan, Principal Secretary (Finance), Chairman of Indira Gandhi Nahar Board and District Magistrate and Collector of Bikaner in Rajasthan Government, and as the Union Finance Secretary, Union Fertilizers Secretary, and Union Overseas Indian Affairs Secretary, Special Secretary in Ministry of Agriculture and Joint Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, in the Union Government.
Rajiv Mehrishi retired on 30 August 2017.
Mehrishi was appointed the Chief Secretary of Rajasthan by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan on 21 December 2013.
Mehrishi was appointed as the Economic Affairs Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). As he was the senior-most Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, he was designated as Finance Secretary.
Rajiv Mehrishi was appointed as the Union Home Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on 31 August 2015.
Rajiv Mehrishi assumed the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) on 25 September 2017. Mehrishi also concurrently became the Vice - Chairman of United Nations Panel of External Auditors.
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