16 Facts About Anil Goswami


Anil Goswami was born on 14 January 1955 and is an Indian Administrative Service officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre and held the post of Union Home Secretary of India in the Ministry of Home Affairs till February 2015.


Anil Goswami is the first civil servant from the state to hold this position.


Anil Goswami's son is the popular television actor Bhanu Uday.


Anil Goswami graduated from the second division in history, economics and English, and completed his post-graduation in the first division in history.


Anil Goswami served in the state tourism department as the Principal Secretary from 29 June 2004 to 17 November 2005.


Anil Goswami was later appointed by the state cabinet, headed by the Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, as the Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister on 17 November 2005.


Anil Goswami was a member of the delegation that visited the Line of Control in North Kashmir in September 2009.

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Anil Goswami was found to commit the telephone call to CBI and hence resigned after queried by the Home Ministry Office and the PMO office.


Anil Goswami assumed the office of Secretary of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on 2 July 2012.


Anil Goswami remained in this capacity until 27 April 2013, when he was appointed the officer on special duty in the Ministry of Home Affairs.


Anil Goswami was named Union Home Secretary by the appointing committee of the cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh.


Anil Goswami assumed the office on 1 July 2013 after the retirement of Raj Kumar Singh of the Bihar cadre.


Anil Goswami is the first civil servant from Jammu and Kashmir to serve as Home Secretary of India.


Anil Goswami will remain in the office until June 2015.


On 21 August 2014, Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi informed the Supreme court of India that he had received two calls from Mr Anil Goswami informing him that he has two options, either to resign or prepare to be sacked.


On 4 February 2015, news channels are buzzing with reports of Mr Anil Goswami being asked to resign or be ready to be sacked, as he is alleged to have tried to stall the arrest of Saradha scam accused and former Minister Matang Sinh.