Friday, August, 12,2022


Mehrishi gets Padma Bhushan. Four others - Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia, Avani Lekhara; Chandraprakash Dwivedi and Ramdayal Sharma for arts, also named for Padma awards

New Delhi: Former Rajasthan Chief Secretary- IAS Rajiv Mehrishi - has been named as a recipient of the prestigious Padma Bhushan award.

On Tuesday, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his approval to this effect after which Home Secretary called and congratulated Mehrishi, who has been named for the award for excellent services as a bureaucrat.

Mehrishi has been the former Home Secretary & Finance Secretary of the country & also served as CAG from 2017 to 2020.

Mehrishi has been appointed as Chairman of NSE IFSC, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Stock Exchange. Mehrishi, a resident of Jaipur, has been awarded Padma Bhushan for the exceptional services he has rendered while holding various coveted positions.

A 1978 batch IAS officer belonging to the Rajasthan cadre, Mehrishi was the 13th CAG and Vice-Chairman of UNs Panel of External Auditors.

Prior to that, he also held high positions like Union Home Secretary, Union Fin Secy and CS of Rajasthan. Mehrishi has been appointed as Chairman of NSE IFSC, awholly owned subsidiary of National Stock Exchange.

After President Ramnath Kovind gave his approval to bestow the honour, the Home Secretary called up Mehrishi to inform about it and congratulate him.

Interestingly, including Mehrishi, 5 others from Rajasthan will be conferred with the Padma Awards, among which two will be awarded Padma Bhushan and 3 Padma Shri.

Padma Bhushan has been announced for Paralympic medalist Devendra Jhajharia while Paralympic medalist Avani will be given Padma Shri.

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