Cabinet Secretary's tenure extended to four years

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New Delhi, Jul 22: The Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday, Jul 22 approved a fixed four-year tenure for the Cabinet Secretary.

The official sources said that they approved the change in the service rules governing the office of the Cabinet Secretary.

The new rule will benefit the present incumbent KM Chandrasekhar, who is presently on a three year tenure. Chandrasekhar, 62, became Cabinet Secretary in Jun 2007.

Earlier the tenure of Cabinet Secretary was two years, which could be extended by maximum one year more. But by the new change, the tenure should not exceed four years, informed the officials.

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