A former bureaucrat from Jharkhand, Amit Khare who is known for his modesty, capability, and honesty,  has been given an extension as an advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr.Khare was appointed to the post for two years in October 2021. 

Mr. Khare, a 1985-batch (retired) Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Jharkhand cadre, had superannuated on September 30, 2021. He last served as the higher education secretary. 

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the extension in Khare's tenure, on a contract basis on the usual terms and conditions as are applicable in the case of re-employed officers of secretary-level in the government of India, beyond October 12, 2023, for a period "co-terminus with the term of Prime Minister", the order said on Monday. 

In another order, the ACC has approved the extension in tenure of Rajesh S Gokhale as secretary, Department of Biotechnology, for a period of two years -- with effect from November 1, 2023.

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