According to a government order released on Monday, former petroleum secretary Tarun Kapoor has been appointed as an advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

On November 30, 2021, Kapoor, a 1987-batch IAS official from the Himachal Pradesh cadre, retired as the secretary of the ministry of petroleum and natural gas.

“The Cabinet Appointments Committee has accepted Kapoor’s assignment as a Prime Minister’s Advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), in the rank and scale of Secretary to the Government of India, initially for a period of two years from the date of joining,” the personnel ministry order stated.

Hari Ranjan Rao and Atish Chandra, both senior bureaucrats, have been appointed as additional secretaries in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).