PK Sinha to succeed Nripendra Mishra as principal secretary to PM Modi

Nripendra Mishra, 74, is learnt to have told Prime Minister that he couldn’t carry on with the work load on account of his old age.

Published: 30th August 2019 06:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2019 06:53 PM   |  A+A-

Nripendra Mishra

Nripendra Mishra (File photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Powerful bureaucrat Nripendra Mishra will leave his current assignment as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in two weeks. The government has appointed P K Sinha as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to PMO, who is likely to succeed Mishra.

Prime Minister informed that Mishra had sought to be relieved from the responsibility after the 2019 Lok Sabha verdict. Modi stated that he had asked Mishra to remain in the office till his successor is found.

Mishra along with additional principal secretary (PMO) P K Mishra have been the top bureaucrats in the government who shaped Modi’s first tenure. Nripendra Mishra, 74, is learnt to have told Prime Minister that he couldn’t carry on with the work load on account of his old age.

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