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R K Mathur to hold addl charge of Secretary, Defence Research

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NEW DELHI (PTI): Defence Secretary R K Mathur will continue to hold the additional charge of Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development, till May 24.

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved the extension of additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development, to Mathur for a period upto May 24, 2015 or till the appointments of new incumbent, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training said.

Mathur, a 1977 batch Manipur Tripura cadre IAS officer, was on January 30 this year, given the additional charge of the same post for three months.

He had taken the charge from Avinash Chander, who had demitted office after the government curtailed his extended contract which otherwise would have ended in May 2016.

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