Shri Rajiv Kumar has degrees in B.Sc., L.L.B., PGDM, MA in Public Policy & Sustainability.
Shri Rajiv Kumar is a 1984 batch IAS Officer of Jharkhand cadre. He is presently holding the post of Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
Shri Rajiv Kumar has over 33 years of experience in administration and public policy in several sectors. He worked with the State Governments of Bihar, Jharkhand and Central Government in various capacities such as Deputy Commissioner of Ranchi District; Director, Industries Bihar; Director, Primary Education, Bihar; Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure. As Joint Secretary in Department of Expenditure, he looked after State Finances, Savings, State Barrowings and cash management, Debt relief measures, PFMS, computerization of Treasuries, Finance Commission Division, etc. As Establishment Officer cum Additional Secretary in DoPT, he was Member Secretary of the Civil Services Board (CSB); Secretary to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) and was responsible for processing all ACC proposals relating to promotion, empanelment, placement of JS & above across all Ministries, their PSUs, attached & subordinates offices.
Shri Rajiv Kumar was Chairman of the Task Force on optimisation of Human Resources, and submitted Report for wider reforms across Ministries to achieve objective of ‘Maximum Governance, Minimum Government. He was also member of the Task force for restructuring of NITI Aayog.