Union Rural Development Secretary LC Goyal has been appointed as the new Home Secretary of India, following the resignation of Anil Goswami. Goyal was a 1979-batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre and served in the home ministry as joint secretary (Internal Security).
The Government has asked Anil Goswami to resign from the home secretary post, as he was allegedly involved in an attempt to stall the arrest of Saradha scam accused former Congress Minister Matang Sinh.
Knowledge is Wealth
- The Home Secretary is the senior civil servant at the Ministry of Home Affairs. His/Her role is to ensure that the Ministry runs effectively as a department of the government.
- Sardar Vallabhai Patel was the First Home Minister of India.
- Indira Gandhi was the First and the only Woman Home Minister of India.
- The present Home Minister of India is Rajnath Singh, taking over the reins from Sushilkumar Shinde.