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New Delhi: The government today appointed senior IAS officer Ajit Kumar Seth the next cabinet secretary succeeding KM Chandrashekhar who retires in June. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has cleared the appointment, officials said. Seth, a 1974 batch IAS officer from the Uttar Pradesh cadre, is serving as secretary, public grievances and co-ordination in the cabinet secretariat.
He will serve as an officer on special duty in the cabinet secretariat till June 13 and assume charge the next day. Seth will have a fixed two year tenure.
He has been on central deputation since January 1, 2009.
Born on November 24, 1951, Seth has Masters Degree in Chemistry.