Former IAS officer Pramod Kumar Mishra has been appointed as the Principal Secretary to the Prime minister of India. Mishra, currently functioning as Additional Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi took over the charge Wednesday. His appointment will be co-terminus with the term of the Prime Minister or until further orders, whichever is earlier.
Mishra replaces Nripendra Misra, the Prime Minister’s long-serving aide who resigned on August 30 after a five-year stint as the top bureaucrat in the central government.
Mishra has varied work experience in the management of programmes relating to agriculture, disaster management, power sector, infrastructure financing and regulatory issues and has an outstanding career profile comprising research, publications, policy formulation and programme/project management.