Appointment of Principal Secretary to Prime Minister

Appointment of Principal Secretary to Prime Minister
Question: Who has been recently appointed as the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India?
(a) PK Sinha
(b) PK Mishra
(c) Nripendra Mishra
(d) Amitabh Kant
Answer: (b)
Related facts:
  • Pramod Kumar Mishra has been appointed as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of India. He has taken over charge on September 11, 2019.
  • Dr Mishra has varied work experience in the management of programmes relating to agriculture, disaster managementpower 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 etc.
  • 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.
  • Recently, he was conferred with the United Nations SASAKAWA Award 2019, the most prestigious international award in disaster management.

Links:

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1584692

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