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|30th Cabinet Secretary of India|
June 14, 2011 – June 13, 2015
|Prime Minister||Narendra Modi|
|Preceded by||K. M. Chandrasekhar|
|Succeeded by||P. K. Sinha|
|Born||Ajit Kumar Seth
24 November 1951
Uttar Pradesh, India
|Alma mater||St. Stephen's College, Delhi
University of Birmingham
Ajit Kumar Seth (born November 24, 1951) is an Indian civil servant who was the 30th Cabinet Secretary of the Republic of India. He is a 1974 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer from Uttar Pradesh Cadre. Upon retirement from the post of Cabinet Secretary, Ajit Kumar Seth is appointed as Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB).
Early life and education
Seth was born in Uttar Pradesh. He earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemistry from St. Stephen's College, Delhi and also MPhil in Life Sciences from the Jawaharlal Nehru University. He later earned a master's degree in Development Finance from the University of Birmingham.
Seth served as First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations at Geneva. Earlier in the 1980s Shri Seth served in the Ministry of Commerce and he served for over 3 years as First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations at Geneva, Switzerland.
While in the state in Uttar Pradesh, Shri Seth served as Principal Secretary (Rural Development), Principal Secretary (Vigilance) and Secretary (Home and Confidential) besides stints in Industries and Cooperatives Departments. He also served as Divisional Commissioner of Kumaon Division in Nainital and District Magistrate of Mainpuri and Lucknow districts.
- Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India (8 June 2011). "Complete List of Cabinet Secretaries since 1950". New Delhi: Government of India. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
- NIC record of Mr Ajit Kumar Seth
- Ajit Seth stays as cabinet secy for another 6 months
K. M. Chandrasekhar
|Cabinet Secretary of India