Prime Minister’s special envoy on climate change,Shyam Saran,is quitting the job.
Official sources said Saran,who was first appointed as special envoy on the Indo-US nuclear deal and later on climate change,would leave the Prime Minister’s office on Mar 14.
“Saran will be leaving the office on Mar 14,” a PMO source said.
However,no reasons were given for his decision which comes more than a fortnight after another foreign service official,Shiv Shankar Menon,was appointed the National Security Adviser.
Both were Foreign Secretaries and had retired. While Menon retired late last year,Saran had retired three years before that.
While Menon was given the rank of Minister of State following his appointment as NSA,there were reports last week that Saran would also get a similar status.