PK Mishra Appointed New Principal Secretary To PM Modi, PK Sinha Is New Principal Adviser
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 adviser, the government said on Wednesday.
PK Mishra (71), a retired IAS officer of the 1972-batch Gujarat cadre, took charge of his new assignment on Wednesday, an official statement said. Mishra was the additional principal secretary to the prime minister and was holding a cabinet rank. He succeeds Nripendra Misra who stepped down recently.
Former Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha (64), who was last month appointed as Officer on Special Duty in the Prime Minister's Office, is new principal adviser to Modi with effect from Sept. 11, a government order said.
As additional principal secretary to the prime minister between 2014 and 2019, PK Mishra introduced innovative and transformative changes in the govenrment’s human resource management, particularly appointments to senior positions. He has managed government programmes in sectors such as agriculture, disaster management, power, infrastructure financing and regulatory issues.
He has vast experience in policymaking and administration and has handled major assignments such as Secretary, Sgriculture and Cooperation; Chairman, State Electricity Regulatory Commission, and in the area of disaster management.
PK Sinha served as the cabinet secretary from June 13, 2015, to Aug. 30. 2019. He has also worked as Secretary, Power; Secretary, Shipping; and Special Secretary, Petroleum & Natural Gas in the Government of India. On Aug. 30, he was appointed as the Officer on Special Duty in the PMO.
PK Sinha is a 1977-batch IAS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre. He is a graduate in economics from St Stephen's College, Delhi, and completed his post-graduation from the Delhi School of Economics.