Nripendra Misra steps down as Principal Secretary to PM

Retired IAS P.K. Sinha set to take up Misra’s role who says he would ‘remain devoted to public causes and national interests’

Nripendra Misra
Nripendra Misra

NH Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra has stepped down from his position, a release from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said on Friday.

It said that Misra had expressed his intention to be relieved of his assignment.

He is likely to be replaced by P.K. Sinha a retired IAS officer of 1977 batch of Uttar Pradesh cadre. Sinha has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty in the Prime Minister’s Office by PM Narendra Modi.

Misra has been asked to continue in his position for the next two weeks for a smooth transition.

In a statement, Nripendra Misra said that he was moving on after five years at the PMO but would remain active in public life.

“It has been a privilege to serve the country under Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji. I am deeply grateful to him for this opportunity and the complete confidence he has place in me,” Misra said in a statement.

“I have enjoyed working committing my every hour and thought for more than five years, towards this satisfying journey. It is now time for me to move on, even as I remain devoted to public causes and national interests.

“I thank all colleagues, within and outside the government, friends and my family for this support. I wish Narendra Modi ji, our Prime Minister, success as he leads our country into a bright future,” he added.

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