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New Delhi, July 23, 2010
The Government today said the Union Cabinet had approved an amendment to Fundamental Rule (FR) 56(d) to the effect that the Central Government could give extension in service to a Cabinet Secretary on the condition that his total term did not exceed four years.
The clarification came after media reports today which said that the Cabinet had, at its meeting yesterday, decided to give a fixed four-year term to the Cabinet Secretary.
"It is hereby clarified that the Cabinet in its meeting on 22nd July, 2010 approved the amendment to Fundamental Rule (FR) 56(d) to the effect that the Central Government may, if considered necessary in public interest so to do, give extension in service to a Cabinet Secretary in the Central Government for such period or periods as it may deem proper subject to the condition that his total term as such Cabinet Secretary does not exceed four years," an official statement added.