NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary B B Vyas has been given one year extension in service, beyond May 31, 2018.
The Personnel Ministry has approved a request from the state Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for extension to Vyas.
The ministry has approved extension in service of Vyas for a further period of one year, from June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019, an official order said.
The move comes days after the Centre amended a rule to provide a longer tenure to the chief secretary.
Till the new rule came into force, the state chief secretary superannuated on attaining the age of 60.
With regard to others states, a chief secretary may get an extension in service, beyond the superannuating age, for a period not exceeding six months.
But the total term of the state chief secretary shall not exceed three years or up to the age of 62, it said.