Seth is a 1974 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre.
The extension of the 62-year-old bureaucrat was cleared by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
An official notification said that Seth’s extension as Cabinet Secretary has been approved for a period of six months with effect from June 14 or till further orders, which ever is earlier.
Seth was appointed Cabinet Secretary in 2011 with a fixed tenure up to June 14, 2013. The Congress-led UPA government later extended his tenure.