Retired IAS officer Amarjeet Sinha, a top adviser in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), resigned from his position on Monday. Amarjeet Sinha is the second high-ranking official in the Prime Minister’s Office to quit this year after PK Sinha, who resigned as principal adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March, citing personal reasons.
The 1983-batch Bihar-cadre IAS officer moved to the Prime Minister’s Office in February 2020, after retiring as rural development (RD) secretary. In the Prime Minister’s Office, Amarjeet Sinha was handling issues related to the rural, agriculture, and social sectors.
Since May 2019, when the Modi government returned to office for a second consecutive term, this is the third high-profile resignation from the Prime Minister’s Office. The first was Nripendra Misra, who resigned as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August 2019.
There is no clarity yet on the reasons behind his resignation. Now, with his resignation, the Prime Minister’s Office now has just one adviser — Bhaskar Khulbe, a retired West Bengal-cadre IAS officer. Both Sinha and Khulbe were appointed as advisers in the Prime Minister’s Office at the same time.