Minnie Mathew was given extension of service for three months as Chief Secretary on Thursday. Formal orders giving her extension till April 30 were issued at 4 p.m. after the Centre cleared the State government’s proposal. Ms. Mathew, who belongs to the 1976 batch of IAS officers, has been the Chief Secretary since June 30, 2012.

Speaking to The Hindu , Ms. Mathew said: “I am humbled at the confidence reposed in me by the Chief Minister and at the opportunity given to serve AP. I will continue to serve the State as sincerely as ever.”