New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment o retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Amit Khare as Advisor to the Prime Minister in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on October 12. According to an order issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has been appointed to the post at the rank and scale of Secretary to Government, on a 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.
Khare is a 1985-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre. He has held various important positions in the state government as well as in the central government. He has played a key role in drafting 'National Education Policy 2020,' while serving as Secretary of the Human Resource Development Ministry (Now Ministry of Education). He has also held as Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) consists of the immediate staff of the Prime Minister, as well as multiple levels of support staff reporting to the Prime Minister. The PMO was originally called the Prime Minister's Secretariat until 1977 when it was renamed during the Morarji Desai ministry. It is part of the government of India and is located in the South Block of the Secretariat Building.
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