Rajiv Mehrishi appointed as new Home Secretary
Rajiv Mehrishi, a senior IAS officer, assumed the office of Home Secretary, replacing L.C. Goyal.
Sources said that the pedantic Goyal's removal was to "accommodate" Mehrishi, who was handpicked by Modi and whose style of working was appreciated by the government.
As a result, Congress accused Modi of "excessive centralisation and authoritarianism".
Goyal, however, stated that his resignation was purely "for personal reasons".