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PK Mishra appointed PM Modi’s principal secy,

Sep 11th, 2019 3:17 pm | By | Category: SPECIAL NEWS COVERAGE

PK Mishra, PS to PM
(THE NEWSMAN OF INDIA)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday elevated retired IAS officer Pramod Kumar Mishra as his Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. The appointment is co-terminus with the term of the Prime Minister or until further orders, whichever is earlier, said the statement.

Recently Nripendra Misra, who had been one of the first bureaucrats to be appointed to the PMO when Narendra Modi came to Delhi in 2014, had resigned as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister last month.

PK Mishra, who had been Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister for the last five years, and PM Modi have known each other for nearly two decades. Back in 2001 when Narendra Modi was first sent to Gujarat by his party to take charge of the state, PK Mishra was his top aide in the Chief Minister’s Office and stayed in this post for the next few years. In this role, senior officials recall that it was PK Mishra who had introduced Narendra Modi to the intricacies of the bureaucracy and government.

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