The Centre has amended a rule to provide a longer tenure to the chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir

According to the new rule  chief secretary in Jammu and Kashmir may be given an extension of service, under exceptional circumstances, for a period beyond six months.

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. The retirement age of a chief secretary varies in the states

Till the new rule came into force, the state chief secretary superannuated on attaining the age of 60.But the total term of the state chief secretary shall not exceed three years or up to the age of 62

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