Hardik Satishchandra Shah Appointed as the Private Secy to PM Modi

Shah, a Gujarat cadre IAS officer, was serving as deputy secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Published31 Jul 2020, 09:14 AM IST
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Hardik Satishchandra Shah, a 2010 batch IAS officer has been appointed as the private secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

His appointment was cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, according to a Personnel Ministry order issued on Thursday, 30 July.

Who is Hardik Satishchandra Shah?

Shah, a Gujarat cadre IAS officer, is serving as deputy secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office and will take over from Rajeev Topno, reported news agency PTI.

Before moving to the PMO in 2019, he worked in the Environment, Forest and Climate Change minister Prakash Javadekar’s personal office. His first assignment at the Centre was in 2017 when he joined as private secretary to the then environment minister of state Anil Madhav Dave.

Who Was the Previous Personal Secretary?

Rajeev Topno, a Gujarat cadre 1996 batch IAS officer, has spent 11 years in the PMO, as a deputy secretary in 2009 when Manmohan Singh was in office and then when PM Modi took charge. He was appointed as senior advisor to the World Bank Executive Director in June, Hindustan Times reported.

(With inputs from Hindustan Times and PTI)

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