IAS Officer, Hardik Satishchandra Shah will be appointed as the new Private Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Hardik is a 2010 batch IAS officer of Gujarat group. At present, he is serving as a Deputy Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Previously before moving to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) he worked as the PS to Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Minister Prakash Javadekar. The PM’s office is also re-shuffled.
The previous Private Secretary of the PM was Rajeev Topno. He is a 1996 batch IAS Officer from the Gujarat group. On July 16, 2014, he was appointed as the Private Secretary (PS) to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. Shah has been appointed as the Private Secretary to the prime minister on a co-terminus basis.