Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha was on Monday given one year extension till mid-June next year. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved his extension to the top post for a year beyond 12.06.2018 an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.
This is a second year-long extension given to him by the Modi government, which had appointed him for the tenure of two years in 2015.
Before his appointment to the post in 2015, he was serving as Power Secretary. Sinha, a 1977-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, had succeeded Ajit Seth who held the position for four years. He has earlier served as the shipping secretary and has also held several other important positions in the Union government and in his cadre state — Uttar Pradesh.