Dr. Pramod Kumar Mishra has been appointed as the new Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with effect from September 11. He will replace Nripendra Mishra, PM’s long-serving aide who resigned last month after a five-year stint as the top bureaucrat in the central government.
Mishra, a Gujarat cadre Indian Administrative Service officer belonging to the 1972 batch held posts like Secretary Agriculture & Cooperation and Chairman, State Electricity Regulatory Commission. He was also the Additional Principal Secretary to the PM.
According to a press statement released by the government, Mishra managed programmes across a number of different sectors including agriculture, disaster management, infrastructure and power and regulatory issues. He was also involved in schemes like the National Agriculture Development Programme and the National Food Security Mission.
The government also confirmed that PK Sinha’s appointment as Principal Advisor to the Prime Minister who is functioning as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Prime Minister’s office.