Medilytix bureau:

The Centre has appointed former petroleum secretary Tarun Kapoor as an adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, even as it transferred a few other IAS officers in a bureaucratic reshuffle announced on Monday.

According to an order issued by the personnel ministry, Kapoor will be inducted at the rank of secretary to the government of India. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved appointment of Kapoor, as adviser to the Prime Minister, in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), in the rank and scale of Secretary to Government of India, initially for a period of two years from the date of joining,” the order said.

Kapoor is an IAS officer of the 1987 Himachal Pradesh cadre and was a secretary of the petroleum and natural gas ministry till November 30, 2021.

The Centre also appointed senior bureaucrats Atish Chandra and Hari Ranjan Rao as additional secretaries in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). A 1994-batch IAS officer from the Bihar cadre, Chandra was the chairman and director (CMD) at the Food Corporation of India (FCI).

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