The government has decided to extend the service of Chief Executive Officer of the proposed National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) Raghu Raman for six months beginning June 1.

A formal government notification to this effect will be issued soon, official sources said.

The Natgrid — the Home Ministry's ambitious project — will facilitate sharing of information by security agencies and law enforcement agencies to combat terror threat at home and abroad.

Sources in the Ministry said the proposal to implement the project was likely to get approval of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) next month, hence Mr. Raman's service tenure was being extended.