Key PMO Officials Named: Tarun Kapoor Appointed Advisor, 2 New Additional Secretaries Appointed

New Delhi: The central government on Monday appointed retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and former Petroleum Secretary Tarun Kapoor as an advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the Prime Minister’s Office.

The 1987-batch Himachal Pradesh cadre officer has been appointed to the post initially for a period of two years from the date of joining or until further orders, whichever is earlier, a Ministry of Personnel order stated.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Kapoor along with two other appointments in the Prime Minister’s Office on the Additional Secretary level.

The ACC also appointed a 1994-batch Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS officer Hari Ranjan Rao as additional secretary, Prime Minister’s Office for the balance tenure of his Central deputation or until further orders, whichever is earlier. He is currently holding charge of administrator, Universal Services Obligation Fund, Department of Telecommunications.

Besides, the ACC also appointed 1994-batch Bihar cadre officer Atish Chandra, as Additional Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office for the balance tenure of his Central deputation or until further orders, whichever is earlier.

He is currently deputed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) in Food Corporation of India, Department of Food and Public Distribution.

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