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CHENNAI: Advisor to the Tamil Nadu government and former chief secretary K Shanmugam on Monday tendered his resignation.
He was appointed as advisor to the Edappadi K Palaniswami government for a period of one year from January 31. “Due to personal reasons, I intend to resign from the post of advisor,” Shanmugam said, in his letter to chief secretary Rajeev Ranjan.
He tendered his resignation on a day when Palaniswami resigned as the CM after the ruling AIADMK was defeated by the DMK in the assembly election.
Shanmugam expressed his gratitude to the government and all his colleagues for extending full cooperation during his tenure as advisor.
Shanmugam was appointed as chief secretary on June 30, 2019. He was to retire on July 31, 2020 but was given an extension by the Union government for three months, following a request from the EPS government when the state was handling Covid-19. Originally, the state government sought extension for a year.
The state government again sought an extension of Shanmugam’s service by six months, but the Union government extended it only for three months.
A native of Salem, the 1985-batch officer helmed the finance department for ten years beginning with M Karunanidhi’s regime.

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