Kapil Dev Tripathi is (IAS) is new Secretary to the President

New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Kapil Dev Tripathi (IAS) as Secretary to the President. According to an order from the Department of Personel & Training (DoPT), Tripathi has been appointed on the post, on a contract basis, for a term co-terminus with the tenure of the President or until further orders, whichever is earlier. He is currently serving as Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB). With his new charge, Tripathi will replace Sanjay Kothari.

Kapil Dev Tripathi is a 1980 batch, Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer (retired) of Assam-Meghalaya cadre. Currently, he is serving as Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB)

Tripathi is a 1980 batch, Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer (retired) of Assam-Meghalaya cadre. He had served various important positions in the state government and central governments including Secretary of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.

Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, he had topped 10th and 12th examinations of UP Board. He had completed his graduation from Allahabad University. He cleared the civil services exam in his first attempt and became an IAS officer.

President’s Secretariat

The President of India is the head of the state and exercises powers as defined in the Constitution of India. The President’s Secretariat provides secretarial assistance to the President in discharging constitutional, ceremonial and other state responsibilities.

The President’s Secretariat is headed by the Secretary to the President who is assisted by a team of officers as per details available on The President’s Secretariat website. The President’s Secretariat includes Secretariat, household and garden work charged establishments. These wings perform tasks relating to constitutional, administrative, hospitality of state guests, petitions on wide-ranging subjects from general public and maintenance of Rashtrapati Bhavan, President’s Estate and Gardens.

All matters requiring the attention of the President in matters relating to executive power and powers under statutes or relating to appointments of constitutional authorities are received in the President’s Secretariat from the nodal Ministries concerned and submitted to the President through the Secretary to the President. Once the President has assented to the proposed course of action, the files go back to the concerned Ministries.