PK Mishra is new Principal Secy to Modi

| | New Delhi
  • 0

PK Mishra is new Principal Secy to Modi

Thursday, 12 September 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on Wednesday approved two key appointments - PK Mishra as Principal Secretary and PK Sinha as Principal Adviser to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Mishra, a veteran bureaucrat from Gujarat cadre, was working as Additional Principal Secretary to PM from May 2014 while Sinha was functioning as OSD in the Prime Minister's Office after retiring as Cabinet Secretary recently. 

The post of principal secretary to the PM fell vacant after Nripendra Misra expressed his desire to leave the post and continued till Thursday.

Pramod Kumar Mishra (PK Mishra) had already been given Cabinet Rank in June and was handling senior level posting and transfers. He was Agriculture and Cooperation Secretary and belongs to the 1972 Batch IAS from Gujarat cadre. He hails from Odisha.

Recently, he was conferred with the United Nations SASAKAWA Award 2019, the most prestigious international award in disaster management. Mishra has a Ph.D in Economics/Development Studies from the University of Sussex, M.A. in Development Economics at the University of Sussex as also M.A. in Economics with a first class at the Delhi School of Economics.

Pradeep Kumar Sinha (PK Sinha) is a 1977 batch IAS from Uttar Pradesh cadre. He was Power Secretary and Shipping Secretary before becoming Cabinet Secretary in May 2015.     

State Editions

MP roads made better in last 15 years: Chouhan

09 April 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Pioneer’s ex-editor passes away

09 April 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

CBSE set to introduce three new subjects for grade 11 students

09 April 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Power workers demand insurance cover

09 April 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

CM pats Revenue Dept officials for corona fight

09 April 2020 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Sunday Edition

Sleep in the times Of Corona

05 April 2020 | Kerry Bajaj | Agenda

Article 370: A fresh perspective

05 April 2020 | Prof K Warikoo | Agenda

Stories that inspire action and change

05 April 2020 | Excerpt | Agenda

Astroturf : Be ready to combat evil forces

05 April 2020 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | Agenda

Corona-led leadership challenges for Trump

05 April 2020 | Manan Dwivedi | Agenda

Why poor migrants need to fend for themselves

05 April 2020 | Rahul Jayaram | Agenda