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Dr PK Mishra is considered his most trusted bureaucrat in PMO

7/17:New Delhi:17/ Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bureaucrats are often powerful than Modi’s ministers. But at present who is the most powerful bureaucrat in the PMO? Is it the omnipotent National Security Advisor Ajit Doval or PM’s Principal Secretary Nripendra Misra? Or is there a third contender in the power list—the Gujarat cadre former IAS Dr PK Mishra, the Additional Principal Secretary to PM.

Sources said that RSS ideology and a pro-active approach against terror has made Doval a favourite of Narendra Modi but the real power of governance is vested in Dr PK Mishra. A close aide of Modi, Dr PK Mishra is considered his most trusted bureaucrat. Till 2004, PK was CM Modi’s Principal Secretary. After his retirement in 2008, PK was offered important government job in Gujarat and finally brought to PMO to assist Modi in all crucial and confidential decisions.

Top sources said that all important files and key postings in the union government are undertaken by Dr PK Mishra. In fact, in matters related to the powerful Cabinet Committee on appointments, PK is more decisive than Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Cabinet Secretary. Known for his integrity, PK has tried to end the transfer posting industry particularly in the appointment of Chairman and Managing Directors of Public Sector Undertakings.

 

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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