Friday, June 13, 2014

Tamil Nadu cadre IAS Rajiv Nayan Choubey appointed as additional secretary in PMO

1981 BATCH Tamil Nadu cadre IAS Rajiv Nayan Choubey is likely to play a key role in Modi’s PMO. Choubey, currently additional secretary in the ministry of power, was on Thursday appointed in the PMO in the same rank. Being an IAS belonging to 1981 batch, Choubey will soon be promoted as secretary to PM, one of the influential posts in South Block. His appointment in the PMO may have a clear stamp of principal secretary to PM Nripendra Misra as…
Choubey worked as advisor in telecom regulator Trai between 2006 and 2009 when Misra was the chairman.
Choubey will replace 1983 batch Uttarakhand cadre IAS Shatrughna Singh who was an influential officer in Manmohan Singh’s PMO. Singh has now been transferred to department of industrial policy and promotion (DIPP).
Choubey, originally hailing from Bihar, is post graduates in physics and economic social planning.
During the NDA regime, he was first appointed as director and then joint secretary in the ministry of finance.
Between 2010 and 2012, he became Development Commissioner (Handlooms) under the textile ministry. In the next two years, he became Director General of Directorate General of Hydrocarbons under the ministry of petroleum before joining as additional secretary in February, 2014, as additional secretary in the ministry of power.


  1. S.Jagathsimhan NairJune 16, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    I knew Rajiv Nayan Choubey during his days as Collector of Kanyakumari dist. I was Sub divisional officer phones in his head quarters at the time. I remember him as very approachable unlike some who had followed him. A very shrewd listener, very friendly and modest and dedicated to his duties, it was always with a smile I came out after meeting him or closed the phone after talking to him over phone. He would certainly be a great asset in the PMO. ( I dont know if he remembers my first book of poems I gave him at that time). My congrats and best wishes to him.

  2. A very upright, methodological honest and very sincere beaurocrat. During his tenure in DGH, always he was approachable and we felt very comfortable interacting with him. Besides that he is great human being full of humility. I myself gained a lot from him on this front.

  3. I worked with Shri R.N. Choubey in his tenure as D.C. Handlooms. A highly intellectual and hard working officer who has took all pains for the weavers community during his tenure in Handlooms. He is a very-2 fine officer with clean records and clear heart. I wish him in his new assignment. May God bless him . Navnit Sharma.

  4. I don't think that RN Choubey is being posted as AS in the PMO.i do, however,share the sentiment that he would have been ideal having seen him work as Director and later JS in the PF-2 Division of Expenditure.His uprightness can be gauged by his stand on gas pricing when he was AS in Petroleum

  5. He is a seasoned bureaucrat and kind human being.