Dr PK Mishra takes over as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister
Dr Pramod Kumar Mishra took charge as the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India. He will replace Nripendra Misra who stepped down recently. Until recently Dr PK Mishra held the position of Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. His appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.
Dr PK Mishra
Dr PK Mishra is a native of Odisha and a 1972 batch IAS of Gujarat cadre.
Dr Mishra has a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex, M.A. in Development Economics at the University of Sussex along with M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics.
Dr Mishra has vast and varied work experience in the management of programmes relating to agriculture, disaster management, power sector, infrastructure financing, and regulatory issues.
As the Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Dr Mishra is credited with introducing innovation and transformative changes in human resource management, particularly appointments to senior positions.
Dr Mishra is also the recipient of the United Nations SASAKAWA Award 2019 which is the most prestigious international award in disaster management.
Appointments Committee of the Cabinet
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet is headed by Prime Minister and the Home Minister is the member of the committee. The Appointments Committee of the cabinet is responsible for making recommendations for the several important positions under the Government of India.