Imphal: Manipur Principal Secretary (Education) Suresh Babu on Monday took charge of the home department following voluntary retirement of home secretary Binod Kispotta, official sources said on Monday.

Babu would also be in charge of education, consumer affairs and public distribution and irrigation and flood control.

The sources said Kispotta's request for voluntary retirement on personal grounds was approved by the government some days ago.

(Agencies)