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UP Chief Secretary given 6-month extension

IANS  |  Lucknow 

has been given a six-month extension by the Union government, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

The 1984-batch was handpicked by to head the state bureaucracy on June 28, 2018, two days before the incumbent was to retire.

was to retire on February 28 but would now continue to be the till August 31, a government statement said.

The extension was given to the top bureaucrat by the at the Centre by invoking the third proviso of rule 16(1) of the AIS (DRCB) Rules of 1958, after the recommended the extension citing thronging Kumbh, the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections and the plea that any change at the top of the state's bludgeoning bureaucracy could affect administrative time at this crucial juncture.



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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 11:30 IST