IEP Chandigarh, August 31
Rajesh Khullar, an esteemed civil servant and Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner of Revenue and Disaster Management and Consolidation Departments, retired from his illustrious career today, marking the culmination of around 35 years of dedicated and commendable service.
Chief Secretary Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sh. D.S. Dhesi, ACS Finance Sh. Anurag Rastogi and other esteemed representatives of the Haryana IAS Officers Association came together to extend their heartfelt wishes and gratitude to Sh. Khullar on the occasion of his retirement.
In addition to his responsibilities as the FCR, Sh. Khullar also held the crucial role of Additional Chief Secretary for the School Education and Information, Public Relations, Languages, and Culture Department. A 1988 batch IAS officer, his tenure has been marked by his unwavering commitment to public service and efficient governance.
A highlight of Sh. Rajesh Khullar’s illustrious career was his appointment as the Executive Director at the World Bank’s Washington DC office in September 2020, for a term of three years. Prior to this international assignment, he played a pivotal role as the Principal Secretary to Haryana Chief Minister Sh. Manohar Lal for nearly five years, where his contributions significantly impacted the state’s development trajectory.
Notably, during his tenure, Sh. Khullar also shouldered the responsibilities of Haryana ACS Home, simultaneously serving as the Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister. His journey has been adorned with numerous pivotal roles across both the central and Haryana governments. Notably, he served as Joint Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs, Union Ministry of Finance, showcasing his versatility and prowess in tackling multifaceted challenges.