Fixed four-year tenure for Cabinet Secretary
New Delhi: The Cabinet Secretary would
hereafter have a fixed tenure of four years, a move that would
benefit incumbent KM Chandrasekhar.
A meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh Thursday approved the change in the service rules
governing the office of the Cabinet Secretary, official
62-year-old Chandrasekhar, who became Cabinet Secretary in
June 2007, is presently on a three-year tenure.
Earlier the tenure of the Cabinet Secretary was for two
years which could be extended by one more year.
With the changes in the rules, the tenure of the Cabinet
Secretary should not exceed four years, they said.
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