New Delhi: Amit Khare has been made advisor to PM Narendra Modi. As per the order issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, he will continue in the post for two years. Khare, an IAS officer of the 1985 batch, retired as secretary (higher education) on September 30. Prior to that, he was also in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. It may be recalled that Amit Khare has been appointed in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) after former Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha and former Secretary Amarjit Sinha stepped down as advisors this year. Khare is known as the officer who makes clear decisions with complete transparency.
It may be recalled that Amit Khare took over as Secretary, Ministry of Education (Department of Higher Education) in December 2019. Within a short time of his appointment, the National Policy on Education 2020 was approved by the Cabinet on 29th July 2020. During his tenure, he made many revolutionary changes in the field of higher education. IIT emphasized making institutions of national importance like IIM world-class. Promotes innovation in technical institutions. The benefits of this were seen in the Corona period. Amit Khare came into the most limelight when he exposed the fodder scam. In fact, Amit Khare had registered an FIR in the fodder scam while he was the Deputy Commissioner of Chaibasa, after which the case took a toll. Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav was the main accused in the scam, who was later convicted by the court and then punished.
Till August 2021, Amit Khare also had an additional charge as the Union Information and Broadcasting Secretary. During his tenure, he launched a dozen satellite channels including DD Jharkhand. Amit Khare, while in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, also played a key role in the change in digital media rules. He expanded the scope of Doordarshan. DD free dish service was introduced in a dozen states of the country including Jharkhand. Under his leadership in November 2018, the International Film Festival was held in Goa. He made people in Jharkhand aware of superstitions like witch-bisahi. Make strict laws against it. Amit Khare remained posted in several districts of unified Bihar. He had banned the Medha scam by combined medical and engineering examinations in Bihar. His wife Nidhi Khare is currently holding the post of Additional Secretary in the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs.