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Centre changes rule to give longer tenure to J-K chief secretary

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Centre has amended a rule to provide a longer tenure to the of and Kashmir, a move that may allow a further extension to incumbent B B Vyas.

Till the new rule came into force, the state superannuated on attaining the age of 60.

With regard to others states, a may get an extension in service, beyond the superannuating age, for a period not exceeding six months. The retirement age of a chief secretary varies in the states.

According to the new rule made by the yesterday, an holding the post of chief secretary in and may be given an extension of service, under exceptional circumstances, for a period beyond six months.

But the total term of the shall not exceed three years or up to the age of 62, it said.

The amendment may allow Vyas, who was due to superannuate in November last year but was given two extensions of three months each till this month-end, to remain the chief secretary till November next year.

is scheduled to visit all the three regions of the state-- Jammu, and -- on May 19.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 17:15 IST