Former Education and Information and Broadcasting Secretary Amit Khare was appointed as Advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Tuesday.
An order issued by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Tuesday read, “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Amit Khare, IAS (Retd.) (JH:1985) as Advisor to the Prime Minister in Prime Minister’s Office, in the rank and scale of Secretary to Government of India, on contract basis, as per other usual terms and conditions as arc applicable in the case of re-employed officers of Secretary level in Government of India, initially for a period of two years or until further orders, whichever is earlier.”
An IAS officer of the 1985 batch from Bihar/Jharkhand cadre, Khare was instrumental in bringing to light the infamous fodder scam in Bihar in the 1990s. He was also Information & Broadcasting Secretary.
Khare’s last achievement before retirement was to put in shape the National Education Policy 2020, an ambitious programme of the current regime.
(With agency inputs)