MP chief secretary Iqbal Singh gets six-month extension

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BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, who was set to retire from the highest put up on Wednesday, has been given an extension for the following six months.

An order issued by the Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pension, said that Bains will proceed within the put up until May 31, 2023.

“I am directed to refer to DO letter dated 9.11.2022 of the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on the above mentioned subject and to convey the approval of the Central Government for extension in service of Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, IAS (MP-85) , Chief Secretary Government of Madhya Pradesh for a period of six months beyond his date of superannuation, ie from 1.12.2022 to 31.5.2023 under Rule 16 (1) if AIS (DCRB) Rules, 1958,” the order learn.

Bains was appointed chief secretary inside 24 hours of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP authorities returning to energy in March 2020 with the assist of Jyotiraditya Scindia and 25 Congress MLAs, who had defected to the BJP.

Chouhan’s silence on appointing new CS until the final day (Wednesday) has created a buzz of hypothesis as a number of senior officers had been within the race for the highest put up. Nonetheless, it had additionally been speculated that Bains can be getting the extension, particularly after Chouhan visited New Delhi on Tuesday.

Bains’ extension comes at a time when the state is headed for meeting elections, anticipated to happen in November 2023.

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