New Delhi: Top bureaucrat and an adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amarjeet Sinha, resigned on Monday, just seven months ahead of his two-year tenure in the highest public office in the country, without any prior official statement, as per reports. This is the second key resignation this year from the country’s top office. The PM’s principal secretary, PK Sinha, resigned earlier in March.
Sinha is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Bihar cadre (1983 batch). He was appointed as an adviser to PM Modi in February last year. The reason behind his resignation is not yet clear.
Sinha was appointed as an adviser to the PM, along with another key officer Bhaskar Khulbe, after he retired as secretary to the rural development ministry. In a career spanning three decades, Sinha has held several important posts in the education and panchayati raj ministries, apart from his area of expertise—rural development. He is known to have played a crucial role in schemes such as National Rural Health Mission and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. Sinha has also served as a trainer for future bureaucrats at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration.