NEW DELHI (TIP): LC Goyal on February 5 took charge as the new Union home secretary replacing Anil Goswami who had resigned on February 4.
Anil Goswami was given the marching orders after he admitted that he had called up CBI officers to dissuade them from summoning former Union minister Matang Sinh in the Saradha scam.
Goyal, a 1979 batch IAS officer belonging to the Kerala cadre, was secretary, rural development ministry. He has earlier served as joint secretary (internal security) in the home ministry from 2002 to 2007. He will have a fixed tenure of two years.