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Amit Khare to be Appointed as New I&B Secretary

The Union Government has appointed senior IAS officer Amit Khare as secretary in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
Amit Khare to be appointed as new I&B Secretary
  • He would succeed incumbent N K Sinha who will superannuate on 31st May 2018.
  • Amit Khare is credited with having exposed the fodder scam in Bihar and Jharkhand.
  • He exposed the multi-crore fodder scam involving the then Chief Minister of Bihar Lalu Prasad Yadav which eventually led to the resignation of Lalu Prasad Yadav.
  • This lead to one of the biggest raids in the country which brought into limelight Mr. Amit Khare.
  • He is currently serving as the development commissioner in Jharkhand.
  • Apart from him other bureaucratic reshuffles include –
a) Anup Wadhwan will be the new secretary in the Commerce Ministry
b) M M Kutty will be the new Petroleum secretary
c) Binoy Kumar will be the new Steel secretary
d) Rina Ray will serve as Secretary, the Department of School Education & Literacy.
Amit Khare to be Appointed as New I&B Secretary Amit Khare to be Appointed as New I&B Secretary Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on May 21, 2018 Rating: 5

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