After the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) gave a green signal, senior IAS officer Ajay Kumar Bhalla gets an extension of one year as Union Home Secretary, on August 12, 2021. The 1984-Batch IAS officer was scheduled to retire from the post on August 22 this year.
Bhalla, an Assam-Meghalaya cadre officer, was first appointed as the Union Home Secretary in August 2019. However, his tenure of service was extended for a period of one year in October last year. This is the second extension to service tenure for the officer.