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Updated: September 4, 2009 20:37 IST

Lok Sabha Secretary-General tenure extended

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P.D.T. Acharya, Secretary General, Lok Sabha leading the procession with President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam along with Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the Central Hall of the Parliament House to address both the Houses on the opening day of Budget Session, in New Delhi, on February 16, 2006.
File Photo: V. Sudershan
The Hindu P.D.T. Acharya, Secretary General, Lok Sabha leading the procession with President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam along with Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the Central Hall of the Parliament House to address both the Houses on the opening day of Budget Session, in New Delhi, on February 16, 2006. File Photo: V. Sudershan

The Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Meira Kumar, on Friday extended the tenure of the Lok Sabha Secretary-General, P.D.T. Acharya, for one year starting October 1, 2009.

Mr. Acharya has held this position since August 2005 and his current tenure was to have ended on September 30.

Mr. Acharya helped the Speaker of the 14th Lok Sabha, Somnath Chatterjee, steer the House through some difficult times.

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