New Delhi, Dec 5: Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth has been given a six month extension beyond Dec 13, an official statement said Friday.
"The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved extension in service to Ajit Kumar Seth as cabinet secretary for a further period of six months beyond Dec 13," a statement from the ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions said.
The extension in service is the third time he has got it in the top bureaucratic post.
Seth, a 1974-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, had taken over as Cabinet Secretary on June 14, 2011 with a fixed tenure upto June 14, 2013. But, the UPA government had extended his tenure by a year and later the Modi government extended by six months in June this year.
Born on November 24, 1951, Seth is known to be a meticulous bureaucrat.
Seth, who is 30th Cabinet Secretary, has served in different key positions in Uttar Pradesh Government and at the Centre.
Seth had been Secretary (Coordination) in the Cabinet Secretariat since January 2009.
In the 1980s, Seth had served in the Ministry of Commerce and he was posted as First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations at Geneva, Switzerland, for there years--August 1, 1984 to December 1, 1987.
(With agency inputs)