Meet Amit Shah's private secretary Saket Kumar

India

08 Jun 2019

Meet the IAS-officer who will be Amit Shah's private secretary

There have been enough indications to prove Union Home Minister Amit Shah will enjoy the maximum clout in the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Naturally, political aficionados have their eyes set on Shah's A-team. On Friday, a government order revealed IAS officer Saket Kumar has been appointed as private secretary to Shah. Kumar will be Shah's top aide.

Here's more on him.

Officer

Kumar is a 2009-batch IAS officer

Kumar is a 2009-batch IAS officer

Kumar is a 2009-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Bihar cadre. His appointment was approved until July 2023.

Notably, Kumar has experience of working in ministries. In 2018, he was appointed as private secretary to Manoj Sinha, who was MoS (Independent charge) for Communications and MoS Railways at the time.

Obviously, being Shah's closest personnel is a promotion for Kumar.

Irani

Meanwhile, Smriti Irani got 2002-batch officer as PS

Separately, the government appointed M Imkongla Jamir as personal secretary to Textile and WCD Minister Smriti Irani.

Jamir, who is a 2002-batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre, was appointed as PS to Irani in 2015 when she was HRD minister.

Since an IAS officer is appointed as PS to a minister for only five years, Jamir's tenure will end on July 22, 2020.

Love India news?

Stay updated with the latest happenings.

Yes, notify me

Security

Separately, Delhi police has increased Shah's security

Separately, Delhi police has increased Shah's security

On a related note, Shah's security has been beefed up by the Delhi police, which reports to the Union Home Minister.

Some 50 security officials including SWAT teams have been deployed outside Shah's 11 Akbar Road residence.

Shah is also expected to move in into the residence of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. A senior official said security arrangements have been made accordingly.

Security

Shah enjoys the highest level of security

The official said Shah might shift to his new residence within two weeks. He already enjoys Z+ security, the highest level of security accorded to anyone. Apart from this, paramilitary forces and nearly 100 policemen guard him round the clock.

The officer said Shah will soon decide if Black Cat commandos should be added to his security cover.

Notably, Delhi police is also providing security to Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh, who was Home Minister in PM Modi's last tenure, and was given Defense Ministry in the latest term, will be given security by Delhi police till Army takes over his security. Singh's residence is currently guarded by paramilitary forces.

Share this timeline

Amit Shah

Defense Minister

Delhi Police

HRD Minister

IAS Officer

Narendra Modi

Rajnath Singh

Smriti Irani

Union Home Minister

Akbar Road

Share this timeline

Ask NewsBytes
User Image

Most asked questions

Who is Saket Kumar?

Has Saket Kumar served in ministries before?

Where will Amit Shah live?

Tell me something about Amit Shah's security?

More questions

Who is Saket Kumar?

Asked 2019-06-08 09:53:19 by Amit Mukopadhyay

Answered by NewsBytes

Saket Kumar is a 2009batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Bihar cadre. He was appointed as private secretary to Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Has Saket Kumar served in ministries before?

Asked 2019-06-08 09:53:19 by Paridhi Das

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes. Saket Kumar was appointed as private secretary to Manoj Sinha in 2018. Sinha was the MoS (Independent charge) for Communications and MoS Railways at the time.

Where will Amit Shah live?

Asked 2019-06-08 09:53:19 by Trisha Rangarajan

Answered by NewsBytes

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is expected to stay at late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's residence. He might move there within two weeks.

Tell me something about Amit Shah's security?

Asked 2019-06-08 09:53:19 by Vishal Das

Answered by NewsBytes

Amit Shah enjoys Z+ security. Apart from this, he is also guarded by paramilitary forces and police personnel.

Next Timeline