Retd. IAS officer Dr PK Mishra re-appointed as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister

Former IAS officer Dr Pramod Kumar Mishra has been re-appointed as the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Retd. IAS officer Dr PK Mishra appointed as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister
Retd. IAS officer Dr PK Mishra appointed as Principal Secretary to Prime MinisterPMO

New Delhi: Former IAS officer Dr Pramod Kumar Mishra has been re-appointed as the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to an order issued on June 13 from the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Dr Mishra to the post with effect from June 6. His appointment will be co-terminus with the term of the Prime Minister or until further orders whichever is earlier.

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Dr Mishra has a Ph D in Economics (Development Studies) from the University of Sussex, MA in Development Economics at the University of Sussex as also MA in Economics with a first class at the Delhi School of Economics and BA Hons. (Economics) with a first class and distinction in other subjects from G.M. College (Sambalpur University) in 1970. He was the only one to get a the first class in Economics among all the universities of Odisha.

Dr 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. He has vast experience in policy making and administration and has handled major assignments such as Additional Pr. Secretary to the Prime Minister; Secretary, Agriculture and Cooperation, Government of India; Chairman, State Electricity Regulatory Commission and in the area of Disaster management. As Secretary Agriculture & Cooperation, he was actively involved in path-breaking national initiatives such as the National Agriculture Development Programme (RKVY) and the National Food Security Mission (NFSM).

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As Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister during 2014-19 Dr Mishra is credited with introducing innovation and transformative changes in human resource management, particularly appointments to senior positions.

His international experience includes research and academic work for over four years at the Institute of Development Studies (UK), negotiation and execution of ADB and World Bank projects, member of the Governing Board of the International Crop Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and participation as expert/resource person in several international conferences.

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