Ajoy Kumar Bhalla

Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla was given a one year extension on Thursday, said an official order issued by the Ministry of Personnel.

Bhalla’s present tenure was to end next week.

The 1984 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre was appointed as the Home Secretary in August 2019.

“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved extension in service to Bhalla as Home Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs for a period of one year beyond the present tenure i.e. 22.08.2021,” the order said.

His tenure was extended till August 22 in October last year.

Bhalla was scheduled to retire in November 2020 after completing 60 years of superannuation.

“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the extension in service of Bhalla as the Home Secretary beyond the date of his superannuation i.e. November 30, 2020 up to August 22, 2021,” said the ministry’s order issued in October last year.

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