Appointment of Principal Advisor to Prime Minister

Appointment of Principal Advisor to Prime Minister
Question: Recently, who has been appointed as the Principal Advisor to the Prime Minister?
(a) PK Sinha
(b) PK Mishra
(c) Nripendra Mishra
(d) Amitabh Kant
Answer: (a)
Related facts:
  • PK Sinha, earlier functioning as OSD in the Prime Minister’s Office, has been appointed the Principal Advisor to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 11, 2019.
  • He served as Cabinet Secretary from 13th June 2015 to 30th August 2019
  • He was a 1977 Batch IAS officer from Uttar Pradesh Cadre. During his illustrious career, Sinha has served as Secretary in the Ministries of Power and Shipping. 
  • He also served as Special Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Services:

  • During his long stint in the IAS, Sinha has served with distinction in various capacities both in the State Government of Uttar Pradesh as well as at the level of Central Government.
  • At the State Government level, he has held various assignments such as District Magistrate of Jaunpur and Agra etc.
  • He has served for many years in the Central Government – mainly in the Energy and Infrastructure Sectors, such as, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Ministry of Power, and Ministry of Shipping. He has specialized in the areas of Energy, Infrastructure, and Finance.

Links:

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1584710

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