Amit Khare has assumed charge as Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on superannuation of Narendra Kumar Sinha, IAS. Prior to his appointment, Khare was Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Jharkhand. Prior to being Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Jharkhand Khare served as Principal Secretary, Finance and Planning Department, Government of Jharkhand. He has served as Member Secretary in the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India and Joint Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development. Khare also interacted with the senior officers of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and he emphasized on collaborative effort in taking the initiatives of the Ministry forward. Khare is an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. He also has a Certificate in Public Administration from Syracuse University, USA.
Sitanshu Ranjan Kar, a 1983 batch officer of Indian Information Service, took over as the 27th Principal Spokesperson of the Government of India and Director General of Press Information Bureau. He succeeds Frank Noronha, who has superannuated. In a career spanning nearly 35 years, Kar has worked in key positions in various media units of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. He joined the Press Information Bureau in 2003. In December 2015, he was appointed as the Director General of the News Services Division of All India Radio.