Rajiv Mehrishi
Vice Chairman of United Nations Board of Auditors
In office
25 September 2017 – 07 August 2020
13th Controller and Auditor General of India
In office
25 September 2017 – 07 August 2020
Preceded byShashi Kant Sharma
Succeeded byG C Murmu
Home Secretary
In office
31 August 2015 – 30 August 2017
Preceded byLC Goyal
Succeeded byRajiv Gauba
Finance Secretary
In office
29 October 2014 – 30 August 2015
Chief Secretary of Rajasthan
In office
21 December 2013 – 28 October 2014
Fertilizers Secretary
In office
4 October 2012 – 30 November 2013
Overseas Indian Affairs Secretary
In office
17 April 2012 – 3 October 2012
Personal details
Born (1955-08-08) 8 August 1955 (age 68)
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
SpouseMira Meherishi IAS
Alma materStrathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde
St. Stephen's College, Delhi University
St. Xavier's School, Jaipur
OccupationSenior Indian government functionary
Awards Padma Bhushan (2022)

Rajiv Mehrishi was born on 8 August 1955 in Rajasthan. He was the 13th Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) and Vice Chairman of the United Nations Panel of External Auditors.[1] 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 the Government of India on 31 August 2015. Prior to his appointment as the Home Secretary,[2][3][4][5] he was the Finance Secretary.[6][7] Prior to his stint as the Finance Secretary, he was the Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan.[8][9] He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award, in 2022 by the Indian Government in the Civil Service.[10] More recently he wrote a book, India 2022.[11]

Personal life

He is married to Mira (née Sahni) also an officer of the IAS, now retired. His brother-in-law is lieutenant general Anoop Malhotra.[12] 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 the 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'.

Education

Rajiv Mehrishi holds a degree in business administration from Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow.[13][14][15] His earlier degrees of BA (History) and MA (History) were from the St. Stephen's College.[13][14][15]

Career

(From L-R) Rajiv Mehrishi, Vice-President, President and Prime Minister of India

As an IAS officer

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,[13][14][15] 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.[13][14][16]

Rajiv Mehrishi retired on 30 August 2017.[16][17][18]

Chief Secretary of Rajasthan

Mehrishi was appointed the Chief Secretary of Rajasthan by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan on 21 December 2013.[8][9][13][14][16]

Finance Secretary

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.[6][7][13][14][16]

Home Secretary

Rajiv Mehrishi was appointed as the Union Home Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on 31 August 2015.[2][3][4][13][14][16]

As Comptroller and Auditor General of India

Rajiv Mehrishi assumed the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) on 25 September 2017 and hold the office till 7 August 2020.[16][19][20][21][22] Mehrishi also concurrently became the Vice-Chairman of the United Nations Panel of External Auditors.[1]

As an independent director on the board of Jio Financial Services Limited

In July 2023, Rajiv Mehrishi was appointed as an independent director on the board of Jio Financial Services (JFSL), a demerged entity from Reliance Industries Ltd, for a term of five years. The board meeting confirming Mehrishi's appointment was held on July 7, with the official record date being July 20.[23][24][25]

References

  1. ^ a b "United Nations Board of Auditors - Current Membership". United Nations Board of Auditors. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 14 January 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ a b "Shri Rajiv Mehrishi appointed Home Secretary". Press Information Bureau of India. 31 August 2015. Archived from the original on 15 August 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b Tikku, Aloke; Chatterji, Saubhadra (31 August 2015). "Rajiv Mehrishi replaces LC Goyal as home secretary". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b "L C Goyal retires, Rajiv Mehrishi 3rd Home Secretary in 15 months". Indian Express. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Rajiv Mehrishi appointed Home Secretary". News18. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b Makkar, Sahil (16 October 2014). "5 things about new Economic Affairs Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi". Business Standard. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Rajiv Mehrishi Replaces Arvind Mayaram as Finance Secretary". NDTV. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Rajiv Mehrishi is new chief secretary of Rajasthan". Business Standard. Press Trust of India. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  9. ^ a b "G C Murmu appointed chief secretary of Rajasthan". Dainik Jagran. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Padma Awards 2022: Complete list of recipients". mint. 26 January 2022. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  11. ^ ""India 2022" A ready Reckoner on Current Affairs for Aspirants of Civil Services and Other Competitive Examinations". Rashtra News. 19 February 2022. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  12. ^ "Diary". Telegraph India. 16 July 2017.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g "Rajiv Mehrishi - Executive Record Sheet". Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g "Brief Profile - Rajiv Mehrishi, Home Secretary" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  15. ^ a b c Parihar, Rohit (3 September 2017). Kumar, Ganesh; Udayakumar, Radha (eds.). "Why Rajiv Mehrishi's and Sunil Arora's appointments are Rajasthan's loss and the Centre's gain". India Today. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  16. ^ a b c d e f Parihar, Rohit (3 September 2017). Kumar, Ganesh; Udayakumar, Radha (eds.). "Why Rajiv Mehrishi's and Sunil Arora's appointments are Rajasthan's loss and the Centre's gain". India Today. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Terror is terror, you can't connect it to any religion: Rajiv Mehrishi". Times of India. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  18. ^ "Rajiv Mehrishi scotches rumours of becoming next J&K Governor". Zee News. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  19. ^ "Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to be next CAG". The Economic Times. 24 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  20. ^ "Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to be next CAG of India". Live Mint. HT Media Ltd. 24 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  21. ^ राजीव महर्षि होंगे अगले कैग, सोमवार से संभालेंगे कार्यभार [Rajiv Mehrishi will be the next CAG, will assume charge on Monday]. Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). 24 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  22. ^ पूर्व होम सेक्रेटरी राजीव महर्षि बने नए CAG, कल प्रेसिडेंट कोविंद दिलाएंगे शपथ [Former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi becomes the new CAG, President Kovind will swear him in tomorrow]. Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 24 September 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  23. ^ "Reliance Announces Appointment Of Isha Ambani, Ex-CAG Rajiv Mehrishi As Directors On Board". Pragativadi. Retrieved 30 October 2023.
  24. ^ "Isha Ambani, Ex-CAG Rajiv Mehrishi appointed directors on Jio Financial Services". Livemint. Retrieved 30 October 2023.
  25. ^ "Mukesh Ambani's daughter Isha, former CAG Rajiv Mehrishi appointed directors on RIL's financial services unit". Times of India. Retrieved 30 October 2023.