Ajit Kumar Seth appointed next Cabinet Secretary

New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Ajit Kumar Seth was on Tuesday appointed the next Cabinet Secretary succeeding K M Chandrashekhar who retires next month.

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.