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             Raipur, September 10, 2008: Yet another Chief Secretary of Chhattisgarh got rehabilitated for six years, thus Shivraj Singh became the fourth head of administration to get post retirement benefit.

              Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh today appointed his trusted man Shivraj Singh, who retired as Chief Secretary on July 31, last, as the Chief Election Commissioner of Chhattisgarh.

              The current CEC and former IAS officer Shushil Trivedi is retiring on September 25 next on reaching 66 years of age and most likely on the same day Singh would take charges, officials said.

              The appointment rule for CEC said one can hold the post up to the age of 66 years or six years of tenure and Trivedi had joined as CEC on October 1, 2002 and five days before completing six years in office he is retiring.

              With the appointment of Singh, he becomes the fourth Chief Secretary to enjoy the post retirement benefit cum rehabilitation by the political leadership of the state.

The other three are Arun Kumar, Suyogya Kumar Mishra and A K Vijayvargiya.

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