Anil Goswami appointed home secretary

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Anil Goswami, a 1978 batch IAS officer of the Jammu and Kashmir cadre, will Sunday take over as the new home secretary, officials said.

Goswami will take charge from R.K. Singh, who is retiring.

Goswami was appointed Officer on Special Duty in the Ministry of Home Affairs in April after his name was cleared by the appointments committee of cabinet as the new home secretary. His tenure will be for two years.

Goswami was posted as secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, before his appointment as home secretary.

Officials said he had served in the home ministry earlier in the foreigners cell.

They said Goswami had also served in the home department in Jammu and Kashmir and had experience of dealing with militancy.

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