An economics major, Sasakawa awardee, Pramod Kumar Mishra takes over as new principal secy to PM

News Bharati    11-Sep-2019
New Delhi, September 11: Replacing Nripendra Misra, the Prime Minister's long-serving aide who resigned last month after a five-year stint as the top bureaucrat in the central government, Dr Pramod Kumar Mishra on Wednesday has been appointed as the new Principal Secretary to PM Modi, effective September 11.
A Gujarat cadre Indian Administrative Service officer belonging to the 1972 batch, Mishra, who was previously Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, has also held posts like Secretary Agriculture and Cooperation and Chairman, State Electricity Regulatory Commission.
"He took over his new assignment on Wednesday", the statement read adding that Mishra in past has managed programmes across a number of different sectors, including agriculture, disaster management, infrastructure and power, and regulatory issues, and has been involved in schemes like the National Agriculture Development Programme and the National Food Security Mission.
The Prime Minister's outgoing Principal Secretary, Nripendra Misra, is a UP cadre officer who held posts like Chairperson of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Telecom Secretary of India and Fertilisers Secretary.