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AMIT KHARE APPOINTED ADVISOR TO PM MODI

AMIT KHARE APPOINTED ADVISOR TO PM MODI

Context:

On October 12, 2021, Former higher education secretary, Amit Khare, was appointed as advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

About the Appointment:

  • The appointment order of the Khare was given after the appointment committee of the cabinet gave its approval.
  • He has been appointed on a contract basis, for a period of 2 years initially or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
  • He will enjoy the rank and scale of the secretary to the Union government.

Amit Khare:

  • He is a retired IAS officer of the 1985 batch from the Jharkhand cadre.
  • He has been appointed as advisor to Prime Minister on a contractual basis.
  • He is currently serving as the Secretary of, Ministry of Education in the Government of India.
  • He is known for his role in bringing to light the Fodder scam, in which Rs. 940 crores were embezzled in Bihar over many years.

Prime Minister of India:

  • Article 75 of the Constitution of India mentions that a Prime Minister is one who is appointed by the President.
  • There is no particular procedure for his election or appointment.
  • Article 74(1) states that there shall be a Council of Ministers with a Prime Minister at the head to advise the President. Thus, the Indian Constitution recognizes a Council of Ministers.

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