His appointment was approved on Wednesday, according to an official order.

Earlier, IAS officer Brajendra Navnit was appointed as Director in the PMO. Navnit is a 1999 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has also approved three months extension, till September, to R Ramanujam as Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office.

Ramanujam, a 1979-batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, had joined as Additional Secretary in the PMO on September 1, 2011. He became Secretary in the PMO on November 1 last year.

He worked in the PMO between 1997 and 2000, when Inder Kumar Gujral (Janata Dal) and Atal Bihari Vajpayee (BJP), respectively, were the country’s Prime Minister.


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