Former Secretary (HRD), information and broadcasting (I&B), Amit Khare, an IAS officer of the 1985 batch, was appointed as the advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.
Khare is an expert at taking clear-cut decisions with utmost transparency. He was also one of the few secretaries under PM Modi who had at one point of time led the higher education and schools department within HRD as well as the entire I and B ministry.
Khare had retired as the secretary (higher education) on September 30.
“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment Shri Amit Khare, IAS (Retd.) (JH:1985) as the new 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 are 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 order said.
A strongly competent and highly professional bureaucrat, Amit Khare had guided the National Education Policy 2020 under the instruction of PM Modi and had also been instrumental in bringing major changes in the I and B ministry regarding digital media rules and regulations.
Khare is joining the Prime Minister’s Office following Former Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha and Former Secretary Amarjeet Sinha leaving the PMO as advisors this year.