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Ajeya Kallam appointed new Chief Secretary of AP

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

Ajeya Kallam, IAS officer of 1983 batch, will be the new Chief Secretary of

The state issued an order this evening appointing Kallam as the head of the bureaucracy to replace Satya Prakash Tucker.

Kallam will take charge tomorrow from Tucker, who will retire at the end of his extended six-month tenure.

Known to be an "upright" officer, Kallam is currently Special Chief Secretary, and Revenue, and is widely respected.

He will, however, retire on March 31 on attaining the age of superannuation.

On April 1, Kumar, another IAS officer of the 1983 batch, will succeed Kallam, the order said.

The Centre reportedly turned down the state government's request for a six-month extension of Kallam's tenure, leaving it with no option but to appoint as the subsequent CS, sources said.

The Centre reportedly cited a similar case in neighbouring as a precedent, wherein K Pradeep Chandra had got only one month to serve as CS in December last when the request for extension of his tenure was rejected.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, February 27 2017. 19:42 IST
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