Amit Khare’s Tenure as PM’s Adviser Extended

The Centre has decided to extend the tenure of Amit Khare, a retired IAS officer, as Adviser to the Prime Minister. His current term, set to conclude on October 12, 2023, will now continue for a period that aligns with the term of the Prime Minister.

Extension Approval

The Department of Personnel and Training, in an official order, announced the extension of Amit Khare’s tenure. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved this extension, allowing him to serve as Adviser to the Prime Minister with the rank and scale of Secretary to the Government of India. The extension is based on customary terms and conditions applicable to re-employed officers at the Secretary level in the Government of India. Khare’s tenure will continue beyond October 12, 2023, and will be co-terminus with the term of the Prime Minister or until further orders, whichever comes first.

Previous Appointment

Amit Khare initially assumed the role of Adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a contract basis for a two-year term starting from October 12, 2021.

Background and Contributions

Amit Khare is a 1985-batch Jharkhand-cadre IAS officer who retired as the higher education secretary. His notable contributions include playing a pivotal role in shaping the new National Education Policy (NEP). Holding an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, he took charge as the higher education secretary in December 2019, and he has also served as the secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B).



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