Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officer, Vivek Kumar was appointed as the Personal Secretary (PS) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Joint Secretary level on Saturday.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the proposal for the appointment of Vivek Kumar as PS to PM Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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"The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal for appointment of Vivek Kumar, IFS (2004) as PS to Prime Minister at the Joint Secretary level in the Prime Minister's Office with pay at level 14 of the pay matrix," said a release from the Department of Personnel and Training.

Who is Vivek Kumar?

Vivek Kumar is an IFS officer of 2004 batch, who joined the Prime Minister's Office as a Deputy Secretary in 2014.

He completed his B.Tech in chemical engineering from IIT Bombay and has served in diplomatic positions in Russia and Australia.

(With inputs from IANS)