PM’s principal secretary Nripendra Mishra to step down

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Updated: August 30, 2019 7:28:40 PM

Nripendra Mishra has served the PMO for over five years.

Nripenda Mishra, prime minister's office, pm narendra modi, narendra modiNripenda Mishra (Wikipedia)

Principle secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi Nripenda Mishra has decided to step down from his post after serving the prime minister’s office (PMO) for over five years. This was announced by Modi himself on Twitter.

“After serving the PMO assiduously and diligently for over five years and making an indelible contribution to India’s growth trajectory, Shri Nripendra Misra Ji will be embarking on a new phase of his life. My best wishes to him for his future endeavours”, he tweeted.

In another tweet, the PM said, “Shri Nripendra Misra is among the most outstanding officers, who has a great grasp of public policy and administration. When I was new to Delhi in 2014, he taught me a lot and his guidance remains extremely valuable.”

As per PTI, PM Modi has asked him to continue for next two weeks. The prime minister has also appointed cabinet secretary P K Sinha as officer on special duty. Misra has served the PMO since 2014.

Before serving the PMO has has served in various positions both for the Centre as well as the Uttar Pradesh government. A 1967-batch IAS officer from the UP cadre, he has previously also served as Principal Secretary (Home), Principal Secretary to Uttar Pradesh CM among other posts.

Among other responsibilities he held include Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) chairman in 2009, Telecom Secretary and Fertilizers Secretary in the Centre.

He has done MPA in public administration from Harward University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Mishra also has post-graduation degrees in chemistry and political science and public administration from Allahabad University. He got his primary education from Uttar Pradesh’s Deoria.

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