PMO: Mishra & Mishra get extension, Cabinet Rank

Nripendra Mishra, P K Mishra and Doval, besides External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, are seen as the nucleus of Modi’s policy making apparatus.

Published: 12th June 2019 03:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th June 2019 10:03 AM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives for the first cabinet meeting of the new NDA government at South Block on Friday. Also seen are Additional Principal Secretary PK Mishra (left) and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. | (File | EPS)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet Committee on Appointments on Tuesday reappointed two principal aides of PM Narendra Modi — Nripendra Mishra and P K Mishra — as principal secretary and additional principal secretary, respectively, with Cabinet ranks. The tenure of the two officials will be co-terminus with the PM’s term.

Reappointments with Cabinet rank is being seen as a move to give the two officials parity with NSA Ajit Doval, who was last week reappointed with Cabinet rank. They had Minister of State rank in the first term of the Modi government.

Nripendra Mishra, P K Mishra and Doval, besides External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, are seen as the nucleus of Modi’s policy-making apparatus.

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