Harish Khare resigns as media advisor to PM
New Delhi: Harish Khare, Media Advisor to
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, resigned on Thursday after serving
more than two years in the PMO.
Khare, 65, resigned hours after television journalist
Pankaj Pachauri was appointed as Communication Advisor in the
PMO and would report to Pulok Chatterjee, Principal Secretary
to the Prime Minister.
A former journalist, Khare told agency that he has sent his
resignation to the Prime Minister and thanked him for the
opportunity to work under him.
"I want to rediscover the joys of being a reporter," he
said adding he wants to go back to journalism.
Before joining the PMO in June 2009, Khare was senior
Associate Editor and Chief of Bureau with The Hindu in New
Delhi and earlier Resident Editor of Times of India in
As media advisor, he held the rank of Secretary to the
Government of India.
A PMO announcement today said that Pachauri, who was
Managing Editor of a prominent TV channel, will advise the PMO on
communications strategies on print, electronic and social
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