Retired IAS officer Rajeev Maharishi from Rajasthan cadre will be appointed as next new governor of Jammu & Kashmir.
The IAS was retired in 2017 and currently serving as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). Maharishi will replace N. N. Vohra who was governor for 10 years in the state.
Mehrishi has served in varied capacity during his career as a bureaucrat. He has started his career as a sub-divisional officer at Ajmer in August 1980.
He has worked as Chief Secretary of Rajasthan and was subsequently picked up by the Modi Government as secretary department of Economic Affairs. He had worked with three central ministeries namely agriculture, petroleum and Overseas Indian Affairs. On the other side, He was appointed the Finance secretary in the Ministry of Finance and was then appointed the Home Secretary in the Central Home Department.
Mr. Mehrishi has rich and diverse public service experience of nearly four decades at senior positions in finance, administration and public policy. His immediate previous position was as Home Secretary in the Government of India. Prior to that, he held key positions as the Finance Secretary, Secretary (Fertilizers) and Secretary (Overseas Indian Affairs) of the Government of India. He has also held important positions in the Provincial Government of Rajasthan as the Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary (Finance), Chairman of Indira Gandhi Nahar Board and District Magistrate and Collector of Bikaner. He had also worked in the Ministry of Agriculture, the Cabinet Secretariat and the President’s Secretariat.