The Prime Minister has approved the appointment of Ajit Kumar Seth,a 1974 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer belonging to Uttar Pradesh cadre as the next Cabinet Secretary with effect from June 14, 2011.
A press release issued by the Ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions says that “The Prime Minister has approved the appointment of Shri Ajit Kumar Seth, IAS as the next Cabinet Secretary with effect from June 14, 2011”.
Seth succeeds K.M. Chandrashekhar, who has been the incumbent since 2007.
A K Seth is currently secretary, public grievances and coordination.
Generally the term for the Cabinet Secretary is for two years,however, Chandrasekhar got three extension.