Nripendra Misra and PK Mishra were on Tuesday Re-appointed as Principal Secretary and Additional Principal Secretary, respectively, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Cabinet minister rank.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved both the appointments with effect from May 31, an order issued by the personnel ministry said. Their appointments will be co-terminus with the term of the prime minister.
Nripendra Misra and Pramod Kumar Mishra have been given an extension and Cabinet ranks in the Prime Minister’s Office indicating continuity in governance at the top level. Misra and Mishra were re-appointed as principal secretary and additional principal secretary respectively.
During the term of their office, they will be assigned the rank of Cabinet minister, the ministry said.
A 1967 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, Nripendra Misra is currently serving as the Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary. PK Mishra is a 1972-batch officer of Gujarat cadre.
During the term of their office, both the officers will be assigned the rank of Cabinet minister in the order of precedence, a government notification said on Tuesday. Their appointment will be co-terminus with the term of the Prime Minister.