Senior IAS officer Anil Goswami on Sunday took charge as the new Union Home Secretary.
58-year-old Goswami, a 1978 batch IAS officer, is the first bureaucrat from Jammu and Kashmir to rise to the post of Union Home Secretary and will have a two-year tenure.
A resident of Jammu, Goswami was appointed as Officer on Special Duty on April 26, prior to his taking over as Union Home Secretary.He succeeds Raj Kumar Singh who retired from Government service.
Before joining MHA as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) on April 27, 2013, Shri Goswami was Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
He was Divisional Commissioner of Jammu and the first Chief Executive of the Vaishno Devi Shrine Board after it was taken over by the Government in early 1990s. He also headed crucial departments of Home and Revenue in the state besides functioning as Principal Secretary to the then Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.