PK Mishra PM’S new Prin­ci­pal Secy, PK Sinha named Prin­ci­pal Ad­vi­sor

Both of­fi­cers en­joy Modi’s trust

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NEW DELHI: Pramod Ku­mar Mishra has been ap­pointed as the new Prin­ci­pal Sec­re­tary to Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi, while for­mer Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary Pradeep Ku­mar Sinha is new Prin­ci­pal Ad­vi­sor, the govern­ment said on Wed­nes­day.

Mishra (71), a re­tired 1972-batch Gu­jarat cadre IAS officer, took over his new as­sign­ment on Wed­nes­day, an of­fi­cial state­ment said.

Mishra was the ad­di­tional prin­ci­pal sec­re­tary to the prime min­is­ter and was hold­ing the rank of a Cab­i­net min­is­ter.

He suc­ceeds Nripen­dra Misra, who stepped down re­cently.

For­mer Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary P K Sinha (64), who was last month ap­pointed as Officer on Spe­cial Duty (OSD) in the Prime Min­is­ter’s Of­fice, is the new prin­ci­pal ad­vi­sor to the PM with ef­fect from Septem­ber 11, 2019, a govern­ment or­der said.

As Ad­di­tional Prin­ci­pal Sec­re­tary to the prime min­is­ter be­tween 2014 and 2019, Pramod Ku­mar Mishra is cred­ited with introducin­g in­no­va­tive and trans­for­ma­tive changes in hu­man re­source man­age­ment, par­tic­u­larly ap­point­ments to se­nior po­si­tions, the state­ment said.

He has var­ied work ex­pe­ri­ence in the man­age­ment of pro­grammes re­lat­ing to agri­cul­ture, dis­as­ter man­age­ment, power sec­tor, in­fra­struc­ture fi­nanc­ing and reg­u­la­tory is­sues.

He has di­verse ex­pe­ri­ence in pol­i­cy­mak­ing and ad­min­is­tra­tion and has han­dled sig­nif­i­cant as­sign­ments such as Ad­di­tional Prin­ci­pal Sec­re­tary to the Prime Min­is­ter; Sec­re­tary, Agri­cul­ture and Co­op­er­a­tion; chair­man, State Elec­tric­ity Reg­u­la­tory Com­mis­sion, and in the area of dis­as­ter man­age­ment.

Sinha served as the Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary from June 13, 2015, to Au­gust 30 2019.

Ear­lier, he has also worked as Sec­re­tary, Power; Sec­re­tary, Ship­ping; and Spe­cial Sec­re­tary, Petroleum & Nat­u­ral Gas in the Govern­ment of In­dia.

On Au­gust 30, Sinha was ap­pointed as the officer on spe­cial duty by the Prime Min­is­ter.

Sinha is a 1977-batch IAS officer of the Ut­tar Pradesh Cadre. He grad­u­ated in Eco­nomics from St Stephen’s col­lege and com­pleted his Post Grad­u­a­tion from Delhi School of Eco­nomics.

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