Amit Khare superannuates from MoE; K Sanjay Murthy to be new higher education secretary

Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan felicitated Amit Khare on his superannuation and praised his role in implementation of NEP 2020.

Amit Khare superannuates from MoE; K Sanjay Murthy to be new higher education secretary Amit Khare supperannuates from service (Source: Official Twitter account of Union education minister)
Vagisha Kaushik | Sep 30, 2021 - 9:17 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Amit Khare, secretary, higher education has superannuated from his service and K Sanjay Murthy will be the new secretary. Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan felicitated Khare on his superannuation during an event organised by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

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Amit Khare is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer (1985 batch) from Bihar, Jharkhand cadre. He took the charge as secretary of the Ministry of Education (Department of Higher Education) in December 2019. After a short while, the National Education Policy 2020 was approved by the cabinet on 29 July 2020.

Dharmendra Pradhan said: “Amit Khare has set a benchmark in the field of higher education with his expertise and wide range of experience in various domains. He has been instrumental in guiding me on the various aspects of National Education Policy 2020. I have been fortunate to have him as my Secretary because of which I could comprehend the larger picture of school, skill and higher education toward fulfilling the objectives of NEP.”

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Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, MoS, Ministry of Education said: “Amit Khare has been leading various initiatives of the Ministry of Education. He has always been forward looking and his tireless work has provided the basic foundations for the implementation of the NEP.”

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MoS, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology shared that Amit Khare had also headed the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and knew about the issues involved. “His absence was rarely felt and he was able to balance the work efficiently between both the Ministries with great ease”.

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Talking about his past work, Amit Khare said, “I am not retiring but superannuating and I shall continue to work for the betterment of the Nation. The future of the Nation lies in the hands of our students. Hence we all must nurture them with care and progressively develop their potential through implementation of National Education Policy”.

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